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1985.111 (RS118498)

Description

Cartouche form w/ crowning fleur de lis and hole pierced in top for hanging. Carved basket weave motif overall. Center has small box w/ cartouche. Sandpaper oval strike plate below. Marked on back "Papa Coleman" (sic).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
accessories
match safes
SAFE, MATCH
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
6.25 x 2.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.111
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
24769

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