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Child's writing case - Writing case

Writing case

  • Object:

    Child's writing case

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    c. 1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    cardboard, partly covered with silk.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. Lilian F. Strongitharm

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cardboard and silk writing case in the form of a book. The case is split into two levels. The upper level contains fancy note paper and quill pens. The bottom seciton, which is a drawer, contains envelopes, tape, sealing-wax, sponge and dusting sand.

Place of Origin

France (made)


c. 1780 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

cardboard, partly covered with silk.


Height: 8.3125 in, Width: 6.3125 in, Length: 2.125 in

Descriptive line

Writing case, made in France, c. 1780.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings Accessions 1934 London: Published under the Authority of the Board of Education, 1935


Cardboard; Silk

Subjects depicted

Subject; Quill; Sponge; Sand; Wax; Paper


Children & Childhood; Education & Learning


Museum of Childhood

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