Unusual Leather-Covered & Brass Decorated Surgical Instrument Case

Unusual Leather-Covered & Brass Decorated Surgical Instrument Case

$595.00

Unusual Leather-Covered & Brass Decorated Surgical Instrument Case

Dimensions

Length: 17

Circa

1850

Country of manufacture

North America

Categories: Medicine, Surgical instruments

Description

 A most unusual large American surgical instrument case that is covered in leather and decorated with brass tacks on all six sides. No instruments present. This sort of decoration is seen on American trunks made during the 2nd quarter of the 19th century but not on medical cases. It was shown  to the dean of American medical museum curators and he said he had not previously seen its like.  This case surfaced in the American Midwest. The decorative work was presumably done either as a special order or after market. Some evidence of wear but overall the exterior of the case  in very good condition.  

 

 
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US M&R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for almost four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: mgordon1940@gmail.com or 718-623-6777