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Card case in case

Object Number: 
1946.102ab
Date: 
ca. 1843
Medium: 
Silver, leather, velvet, satin
Dimensions: 
Overall (card case): 3 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 3/8 in. (9.2 x 6.4 x 1 cm) Case: 4 x 3 x 3/4 in. (10.2 x 7.6 x 1.9 cm)
Marks: 
engraved: in one banner reserve: "J. A. Meade" in script stamped: on bezel: "D" roman letter
Description: 
Seamed silver card case in a red leather case; rectangular body with rounded corners and scalloped sides; hinged lid with bezel; chased and applied flowers and foliate c and s-scrolls on each side of the body with banner reserves in the centers; banner on one side engraved, "J. A. Meade" in script; maker's mark, "D" stamped on the bezel; rectangular red leather case with tooled scrolls on the flat domed lid; hinged on one side, hook and eye clasp on the other; interior lined with white satin on the bottom and red velvet inside the lid.
Gallery Label: 
This card case was given to Josephine A. Meade (b. 1825), the mother of the donor, by her father Walter Meade circa 1843.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Grace Halsey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group