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Object Name: Card case
Date: 1840-1855
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Medium: Ivory
Dimensions: Overall (case): 4 1/8 × 2 5/8 × 3/4 in. (10.5 × 6.7 × 1.9 cm) Part (cards): 3 1/4 × 2 in. (8.3 × 5.1 cm)
Place made: Asia, China
Description: Ivory card case with removable slip-on lid, containing five of the owner's calling cards; the overall design is an Asian village scene carved in relief.
Credit Line: Gift of Henry Chauncey Cryder
Object Number: 1945.35a-g
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Marks: Printed on cards: "Mrs. Henry Chauncey. / 20 Washington Square"

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This card case belonged to Mrs. Henry Chauncey (Lucy Alsop, d. 1855), grandmother of the donor. She lived at 20 Washington Square North in 1842. Her husband was in the firm of Alsop & Chauncey, who were in the China trade.