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Object Name Case, Opera Glasses
Catalog Number 1986.022a
Date mid 19th century
Description Opera glasses case: black leather case with soft sides, reinforced bottom and lid, and orange/red silk lining. Lid is attached with two metal hinges, and clasps shut with a metal single spring catch fastener. Leather strap carrying handle on lid. No markings/inscriptions. For opera glasses (.22).
Material leather/metal/fabric
Dimensions W-4.5 L-2.5 D-2 inches
Owned Smith family
Made Lemaire of Paris
Provenance Opera glasses used in the family of the donor, who descended from Julia Moore Smith, Vice Regent of the Alabama Room.
People Smith family