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Octagonal shellac Union case, 1851.

Collection:  SCM - Plastics and Modern Materials
Object Name:  Union cases; shellac; ambrotypes
Maker:  Samuel Peck and Company; Halverson, H
Place Made:  United States
Date Made:  1851-1870
Materials:  case, shellac; lining, velvet; hinges, metal; frame, gold leaf; picture front, glass
Measurements:  length 96 mm; width 85 mm; depth 26 mm

Description:  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

Object Number:  1980-676/21

Credit Line:  Purchase (Roger Newport)

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Samuel Peck and Company
active 1850-1870, shellac moulded products manufacturer, United States, American
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