Octagonal shellac Union case, 1851.

Made:
1851-1870 in United States
maker:
Samuel Peck and Company

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Octagonal union case of brown shellac, elaborately moulded, contains hand-coloured ambrotype showing seated woman left hand side of case lined in maroon velvet with elaborate motif, c. 1860, American. Photographed by H. Halverson

Octagonal union case of brown shellac, elaborately moulded, contains hand-coloured ambrotype showing seated woman. Left hand side of case lined in maroon velvet with elaborate motif. Made c. 1860, American. Photographed by H. Halverson

Details

Category:
Plastics and Modern Materials
Object Number:
1980-676/21
Materials:
case, shellac, frame, gold leaf, hinges, metal, lining, velvet, picture front, glass
type:
shellac
credit:
Purchase (Roger Newport)

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