Items Which May Have Been Found on a Georgian Lady’s Dressing Table. These items are nearly all in the collection of Nº 1 Royal Crescent Museum in Bath. A fan depicting a map of Bath, a pair of rare Bilston Enamel Candlesticks c1780, silver tweezers and silver spectacles c1770 in red leather cases. A tiny glass patch dish circa 1750 would have held patches for ladies’ faces, worn to cover blemishes from small pox and skin complaints.
Paper and wood map fan, English (Bath), c. 1795. An open folding fan made of plain medium brown wood sticks and guards held together at the bottom end with a rivet. The leaf of the fan is made of cream paper printed with a map of Bath. The title is printed: 'Plan of Bath from an Actual Survey with the Improvements to the present Year 1795'. The north side of the map is to the right-hand side of the fan.