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PREFERRED TERM
horizontal pull-off boxes  
BROADER CONCEPT
ENTRY TERMS
  • pull-off cases
SCOPE NOTE
  • Rectangular or book-shaped boxes divided into two parts, one of which has a rigid lining which projects beyond its cut edge and over which the other half fits. They can be cut either vertically, to make a horizontal pull-off box, or horizontally, to make a vertical pull-off box, and were often covered in leather with gold tooled ‘spines’ with false bands. They appear to have been used for expensively-bound liturgica from the late seventeenth or early eighteenth century.
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http://w3id.org/lob/concept/2997
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