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A very nice 19th century Killarney Ware card case made from arbutus wood with chequered border. It opens in the middle for storage of cards, and still retains a business/ visiting card.

It measures 11.5cm h x 7.5cm w x 1.5cm d.

Arbutus wood looks very much like yew wood with a lovely colour and patina. This shrub/small tree grows well in the Killarney region in Ireland and was used to make lovely wooden items like card cases and boxes. C1880/90

Antique Killarney Ware Card Case

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