n.1.A small traveling case or bandbox; formerly, a chest.
A capcase for your linen and your plate.
- Beau. & Fl.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The appearance of Ambidexter ('Enter the Vice with an olde Capcase on his hed, an olde pail about his hips for harness, a Scummer and a potlid by his side and a rake on his shoulder', Cambises stage direction after 125) would presumably have produced at least a smile from most members of the audience.
'Capcase' occurs in The Changeling (1622), Q (1653), E4: 'a capcase for ones conscience'.