Card case in case
Silver, leather, velvet, satin
Overall (card case): 3 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 3/8 in. (9.2 x 6.4 x 1 cm) Case: 4 x 3 x 3/4 in. (10.2 x 7.6 x 1.9 cm)
engraved: in one banner reserve: "J. A. Meade" in script stamped: on bezel: "D" roman letter
Seamed silver card case in a red leather case; rectangular body with rounded corners and scalloped sides; hinged lid with bezel; chased and applied flowers and foliate c and s-scrolls on each side of the body with banner reserves in the centers; banner on one side engraved, "J. A. Meade" in script; maker's mark, "D" stamped on the bezel; rectangular red leather case with tooled scrolls on the flat domed lid; hinged on one side, hook and eye clasp on the other; interior lined with white satin on the bottom and red velvet inside the lid.
This card case was given to Josephine A. Meade (b. 1825), the mother of the donor, by her father Walter Meade circa 1843.
Gift of Miss Grace Halsey
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