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Folding Ruler And Case (France), late 18th century

This is a Folding ruler and case. It is dated late 18th century and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is ivory (ruler), shagreen on wood core (case). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Sarah Cooper Hewitt and Eleanor Garnier Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

Our curators have highlighted 6 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Ruler, 2015
  • nickel-plated wood.
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne.
  • 74.2015.11

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (case, closed): 10 x 2 x 1.5 cm (3 15/16 x 13/16 x 9/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Folding Ruler And Case (France), late 18th century; ivory (ruler), shagreen on wood core (case); H x W x D (case, closed): 10 x 2 x 1.5 cm (3 15/16 x 13/16 x 9/16 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1931-86-112-a,b

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