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Vanity Case


This wood vanity case is painted pale cream with ornamental flowers surrounding the base and is lined with pink satin. It belonged to Edith Viveash, the daughter of Dr Samuel Waterman and Edith Viveash (after whom the suburb was named) and was given to her on her 14th birthday. Edith was born in 1853 in Middle Swan. She married John Alban Brown in 1890 at the Middle Swan Church.They had four children. Edith died in 1927.



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The case has two hinged compartments for makeup. One compartment contains pots for makeup and the other a brush and comb. The mirror is attached to the lid on the inside lining.

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Swan Guildford Historical Society

Swan Guildford Historical Society

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Vanity Case