Gentlemen in the eighteenth century often travelled with compact razor cases that held their personal set of shaving and dressing supplies. One such case, possibly belonging to George Washington, contained this dressing comb. The two sides of the comb, one with teeth set closer together than the other, allowed the user to both clean and arrange the hair. More

Date

1780-1800


Geography


Material/Technique

Horn


Dimensions

Overall: 5 1/4 in. x 1 in. x 3/16 in. (13.34 cm x 2.54 cm x 0.48 cm)


Credit

Purchase, 1951


Object Number

W-1598/G


Colors


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