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Matchbox

1971.1829 (RS118420)

Description

Gilt-colored cast metal rectanguloid box with a scrolled, raised motif on edges. Sits on four bracket feet. Hinged lid is stepped with central scrolled vine motif. Inside, it is undecorated.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1868-1899
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
gilding
white metal
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
Gilded
gilding
MATCHBOX
matchboxes
Raised
Scrolled
scrollwork
Unidentified Metal
Vine
vines
white metal
Dimensions
1.75 x 3.5 x 2.375 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1829
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12725

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