from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small decorative utensil for the toilet-table, meant to receive jewelry which is in daily use: either a tazza or flat cup, or a stand with small hooks, upon which articles of jewelry can be hung.


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  • This small what-not or jewel-stand is very elegant.

    Beeton's Book of Needlework

  • Mrs Merdle shrugged her snowy shoulders and put her hand upon the jewel-stand, checking a little cough, as though to add, 'why, a man looks out for this sort of thing, my dear.'

    Little Dorrit


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