Perfectly preserved late 1800s calling card case, finest supple leather with elegant silk embroidery on the inside, and stuffed with a lot of the original old engraved printed calling cards. I don't often add these to our inventory, but this one was just too sweet and in fine condition to pass by. Imagine using it for your own business cards at after-hours business events. I used to use lovely old tortoise shell ones when I worked at Paramount, Inc., and it always made meeting new people much easier, as it sparked many conversations. You'll love carrying or just displaying this one. Such a beautiful example of 19th century aesthetic, fine craftsmanship.
Very good to excellent, no loss or damage and the leather is supple, soft as can be and of finest quality. The silk embroidery is neither deteriorated nor faded. This has been a well-treasured and preserved case, indeed. One has to wonder at the names on the cards, the lives and experiences the people shared, and what this story would be could this case talk to us. The measurements are noted on the photos. All of the calling cards are included, just as they were when I bought it in Paris.
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