Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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eyeglass case
  • United States
  • eyeglass case, late 1800s–1926
  • Where object was made: United States
  • wood, paper
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: together 15.5 x 6 x 2 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: together 6 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 3/4 in
  • Gift of George W. Reed
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5620.02.a,b

The oval eyeglass case is made from very thin wood, once covered with paper. The case is divided across the short middle. Each half is slightly domed on the top surface of the oval and has some amount of red-brown paper covering remaining.

2007.5620.02.a: has an additional "male portion" to insert into part b to close the case.