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1920

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1978

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Shagreen Matchsafe, ca. 1910

This is a Matchsafe. It is dated ca. 1910 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is shagreen, plated metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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

  • Desk (France), 1930–35
  • joined wood, cut, pressed and dyed shagreen, carved ivory.
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Forsythe Sherfesee.
  • 1968-144-13-a/g

Its dimensions are

4.9 x 4 x 1.2 cm (1 15/16 x 1 9/16 x 1/2 in. )

It has the following markings

No marks.

Cite this object as

Shagreen Matchsafe, ca. 1910; probably France; shagreen, plated metal; 4.9 x 4 x 1.2 cm (1 15/16 x 1 9/16 x 1/2 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-306

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