Match Safe

Match Safe

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Description
Serpentine-sided, rectangular case with side-hinged lid and identical repousse decoration on front and back featuring a central, raised oval reserve framed by gadrooning and symmetrical scrollwork; incurved strike plate at bottom. Collar outside struck "STERLING" in incuse sans serif letters. No other marks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
match safe
date made
late 19th or early 20th century
place made
United States
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 1/2 in;.9525 cm x 6.985 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2131
catalog number
60.2131
accession number
200122
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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