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Card Case

Description

Embossed leather with silvered/ombre'd finish; scalloped and punched at sides; two pockets; blue silk ribbon woven at both sides; open side-by-side style.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1850
Inscriptions
On note card in interior: ""Fancy leather card case, stamped leather with blue ribbon binding. Apparently a home made affair, formerly of Miss Ellen A. Robbins of Lexington, about 1850."" (On back): ""Gift of Miss Ellen A. Robbins Stone of Lexington. From the old Stephen Robbins homestead in East Lexington.""
Material
embossing
leather
stitching
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
card cases
CASE, CARD
Embossed
embossing
festoon (motif)
Garland
Hand Stitched
leather
Leather
stitching
Women's personal gear
Dimensions
2.75 x 1.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1917.908
Credit Line
Gift of Ellen A. Robbins Stone
GUSN
27677

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