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Letter Opener (France), 19th century

This is a Letter opener. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1980. Its medium is ivory. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Kit Robbins. It is credited Gift of Kit Robbins.

Its dimensions are

Overall: 30.3 x 4 x 1.7 cm (11 15/16 x 1 9/16 x 11/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Letter Opener (France), 19th century; ivory; Overall: 30.3 x 4 x 1.7 cm (11 15/16 x 1 9/16 x 11/16 in.); Gift of Kit Robbins; 1980-19-3

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