Matchsafe, "Carved Bog Wood", ca. 1892 Bog wood, plated metal. Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener. 1978-146-212.
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Ovoid, with flat top surmounted by plated metal collar. Black/brown colored body features all over carved decoration of shamrock plants, "1892" carved into front, central reserve, the monogram "HR" carved into the reverse, central reserve. Flat, elongated, oval shaped, plated metal lid hinged on top of collar. Small, lozenge shaped, plated metal striker attached to underside of box.