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Scissors case

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A shagreen scissors case with hinged top, interior compartmented, containing a pair of scissors, one small spoon, pair of tweezers with file on one end, short orange wood stick, double bladed ivory letter opener (?).

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

English, 19th century

Object Place



9.5 x 4.2 x 2.1 cm (3 3/4 x 1 5/8 x 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Leather, steel, ivory, and wood


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Tools & equipment, Textile & Costume-making