Matchbox Holder

Matchbox Holder

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Rectangular, three-sided case or holder with a repousse six-petaled flower flanked by sets of three leaves, all against a planished or spot-hammered ground. Made from one piece bent into a U shape. No marks.
One of six holders, DL*60.2129A-E and DL*60.2130; all have pairs of leaves except for DL*60.2129E, which has sets of three leaves. Matchbook holder DL*60.2127 is identical, but slightly smaller.
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Object Name
holder, matchbox
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 1.905 cm x 6.0325 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Lucinda de Leftwich Templin, Ph.D., in memory of Ella Rice Templin
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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