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Valise-shaped matchsafe Matchsafe, 1877

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated 1877 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

Its dimensions are

Overall: 4.1 x 2.9 x 1.2 cm (1 5/8 x 1 1/8 x 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Valise-shaped matchsafe Matchsafe, 1877; England; silver; Overall: 4.1 x 2.9 x 1.2 cm (1 5/8 x 1 1/8 x 1/2 in.); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-116

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