Dance Card Case - (Collectibles) Glossary of Antique Terms D

Dance Card Case
- (Collectibles) The dance card, no matter when it was made, generally consisted of a decorative case which opened to reveal a "book" that listed the various dance titles and composers with a blank line which would be filled in with the name of the person with which the lady intended to dance. Listed in the card could be from 10 and up to 20 or more dance titles. Attached somewhere to the case was a pencil with which to write a name. A decorative cord was attached to the case so that the entirety could be attached to the lady's ball gown. Generally, the "case" that holds the card, especially with European dance cards, reflects the sponsor of the ball with some object depicted in miniature.


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