Flatware Case

Flatware Case

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Rectangular, hinged-lid case covered in a golden-brown, animal- or reptile-patterned stamped velvet with silverplate clasp on front. Purple silk satin-lined interior with a white silk satin ribbon stretched diagonally across inside lid stamped in gold "J.H. & W.W. WILLIAMS, / MACON, GA."; bottom inside is fitted and trimmed with purple and white cording; ribbon straps attached inside corners prevent the lid from falling back. Two calling cards for "Miss Turner." and "Hugh V. Washington." are tucked behind ribbon. Original case for six "Arlington" pattern teaspoons, DL.60.1012A-F (stored separately).
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Object Name
date flatware made
ca 1890
name on calling card; owner
Washington, Hugh Vernon
place flatware made
United States: Massachusetts, Newburyport
place retailed; place owned; place used
United States: Georgia, Macon
Physical Description
velvet (covering material)
cardboard (support material)
silver plate (clasp material)
silk (lining, ribbon, cording material)
gold (stamped lettering material)
paper (calling cards material)
ink (calling cards material)
overall: 2 1/4 in x 7 5/8 in x 4 1/8 in; 5.715 cm x 19.3675 cm x 10.4775 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Mrs. Ellen Washington Bellamy
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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