Square brown shellac Union Case showing biblical scene

Made:
1850-1859 in United States
maker:
Samuel Peck and Company

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Square brown shellac Union Case showing biblical scene with two figures and palm trees enclose in oval surrounded by decorative border, with ambrotype of small girl, by Samuel Peck & Co., American, 1850-1859

Details

Category:
Plastics and Modern Materials
Object Number:
1980-676/20
Materials:
cardboard, complete, gold leaf, metal (unknown), paper (fibre product), shellac and velvet
type:
case - container
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
credit:
Purchase (Roger Newport)