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ID: 300266860
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300266860

 

Record Type: concept
knife cases (cases (containers), <containers by form>, ... Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name))

 

Note: A case made for storing or transporting a knife or knives, which are a cutting tools. The case is often made of wood, leather, metal, or plastic. It can be a simple sheath for a single knife. The term may also refer to a specialized container for multiple pieces of cutlery; such knife cases were placed in pairs on a sideboard or buffet in the dining room. This type of knife case first appeared in the 17th century in Europe and North America; it was originally covered with leather and elaborate gilt. Typically, it was a box with a serpentine front and sloping lid, the interior fitted with compartments for the knives. In the late 18th century knife cases were also made in the shape of urns and were veneered in wood (first walnut and later mahogany) and sometimes decorated with silver mountings.
 
Terms:
knife cases (preferred,C,U,American English-P,D,U,PN)
knife case (C,U,American English,AD,U,SN)
cases, knife (C,U,American English,UF,U,N)
knife-cases (C,U,British English-P,D,U,PN)
knife-case (C,U,British English,AD,U,SN)
messenkoffers (C,U,Dutch-P,D,U,U)
messenkoffer (C,U,Dutch,AD,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  V.TQ

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name)
.... Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of Containers (hierarchy name)
........ Containers (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of containers (receptacles)
............ containers (receptacles) (G)
Hierarchy of <containers by form>
................ <containers by form> (G)
Hierarchy of cases (containers)
.................... cases (containers) (G)
Hierarchy of knife cases
........................ knife cases (G)

Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Koffer om messen in te bewaren en te vervoeren. Vaak is de koffer gemaakt van hout, leer, metaal of plastic. Het kan een simpel foedraal voor één mes zijn. De term kan ook verwijzen naar een houder voor meerdere stukken bestek. Vroeger zette men dit soort koffers vaak op een buffet in de eetkamer. Dit soort messenkoffers verschenen voor het eerst in de zeventiende eeuw in Europa en Noord-Amerika. Oorspronkelijk waren ze aan de buitenkant bekleed met leer en verfijnd verguldsel. Vaak was het een doos met een voorkant van serpentijn en een schuin deksel. In de doos zaten vakjes voor de messen. In de late achttiende eeuw maakte men ook messenkoffers in de vorm van urnen die met een houtlaagje waren bedekt (eerst notenhout en later mahonie) en die soms waren versierd met zilveren beslag. 

Sources and Contributors:
cases, knife............  [VP]
.......................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
knife case............  [VP]
.......................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
knife-case............  [VP]
.......................  Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-) accessed 17 February 2008
knife cases............  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Canadian Museum of Civilization online (1998-) accessed 18 February 2008
.......................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 18 February 2008
.......................  Kendrick, Knife Case (1948)
knife-cases............  [VP]
.......................  Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-) accessed 18 February 2008
messenkoffer............  [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
messenkoffers............  [RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred]
..........................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
 
Subject: .....  [RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-)
.......... Oxford English Dictionary Online (2002-)
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)

 

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