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Card case in case

Card case in case
Title
Card case in case
Date 
ca. 1855
Medium 
Silver; leather, velvet
Dimensions 
Overall (card case): 3 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1/4 in. (8.9 x 6 x 0.6 cm) Case: 3 3/4 x 3 x 1/2 in. (9.5 x 7.6 x 1.3 cm)
Description 
Seamed silver coin card case; rectangular body with rounded corners and scalloped sides; hinged lid with bezel; vertically engraved stripes with geometric decoration on each side of the body; engraved cartouches on each side, one side with a landscape with a castle, the other engraved, "CEA" in script; no makers marks; red leather case hinged down one side, metal hook and eye clasps on the other; lined with red velvet.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Catherine B. Canda
Object Number 
1980.49ab
Marks 
engraved: in reserve: "CEA" in script
Gallery Label 
This card case belonged to Catherine Emeline Abeel Canda (1841-1915), daughter of John H. Abeel and the grandmother of the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group