Stuff of Dreams, n. 1: a secret nécessaire

Looks like a regular ol’ stack of books, right?

Well, that is, until you pull out the spine in the center,
Insert your key in the keyhole…

Et voilà! You have a secret box to keep all your rouge pots, perfume vials, and other daily essentials..

(sigh)

A rectangular toilette nécessaire box resembling books
(Boîte rectangulaire nécessaire de toilette figurant un livre)
France
18th century
16cm high, 24cm wide, 15cm deep
Dijon, musée Magnin

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