Shoe buckles in case

Object Number: 
INV.12447a-d
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Silver, paste, gold; wood, leather, silk, cardboard, metal
Dimensions: 
overall (case): 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 3.8 x 14 x 8.9 cm ) overall (each): 2 x 2 1/8 x 1 1/8 in. ( 5.1 x 5.4 x
Description: 
Pair of oval silver frame shoe buckles set with paste gems radiating out from the inner edge of the frame, with floral design at center top and bottom; inner edge of frame lined with gold; hinged rectangular chape and tongue at center reverse; case is wooden covered with dark brown leather, the lid is arched and hinged to the box at the back (hinges broken), metal latches at the front, lined on the inside with pink satin and separated at the center with cardboard, giving each buckle its own compartment.
Gallery Label: 
According to a tag affixed to the top of the case, these shoe buckles were worn by Dr. Marx. A letter book dated 1886 is referenced to page 115.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group