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Card case in case

Card case in case
Title
Card case in case
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)
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Grace Halsey
Object Number 
1946.102ab
Marks 
engraved: in one banner reserve: "J. A. Meade" in script stamped: on bezel: "D" roman letter
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group