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Object Name: Card case
Date: 1852
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Medium: Leather, silk, metal, ivory, wood, paper
Dimensions: Overall: 4 1/2 x 3 x 1/2 in. ( 11.4 x 7.6 x 1.3 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Navy blue leather rectangular card case with rounded corners, gold scroll design bordering one side, the same design tooled on opposite side; when opened, the left side is lined with pink moiré and has a card compartment, the other side is lined with maroon velvet and has five leather loops securing personal accessories, including a needle, a pair of scissors, an ivory needlework awl, and a slender pencil, this section folds out to expose a notepad beneath.
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Catherine B. Canda
Object Number: 1979.112a-e
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A note found in the case says that this card case was a gift to Catherine Emeline Abeel from her father, as a going away gift when he left New York for Europe December 11, 1852. He returned May 1, 1853.