Card case

Object Number: 
1945.35a-g
Date: 
1840-1855
Medium: 
Ivory
Dimensions: 
overall: 4 1/8 x 2 5/8 x 3/4 in.
Marks: 
printed: on cards: "Mrs. Henry Chauncey. / 20 Washington Square"
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.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Henry Chauncey Cryder
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group