Spectacle case

Object Number: 
INV.11338
Date: 
1940-1960
Medium: 
Silk, cardboard
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 2 x 5 1/2 in. ( 1.3 x 5.1 x 14 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on silk inside top of case: "LUGENE, INC./NEW YORK" printed: on accompanying note: "THIS SPECTACLE CASE OF GOLD DAMASK/IS MADE FROM THE GREAT GOLD CURTAIN/WHICH HUNG IN THE/METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE from 1905 to 1940/AN EXCLUSVIE COLLECTOR'S PIEC
Description: 
Rectangular silk-covered spectacles case with one open end; case covered with gold damask from the "great gold curtain" which hung in the Metropolitan Opera House from 1905 to 1940.
Gallery Label: 
This gold damask spectacles case is made from the "great gold curtain" which hung in the Metropolitan Opera House from 1905 to 1940. Spectacles cases were made from the curtain as a promotional vehicle for Lugene, Inc. opticians on Madison Avenue.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group