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This is a matchsafe. We acquired it in 1931. Its medium is tortoiseshell. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 5.4 x 3.3 x 1.4 cm (2 1/8 x 1 5/16 x 9/16 in.)

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Matchsafe; tortoiseshell; H x W x D: 5.4 x 3.3 x 1.4 cm (2 1/8 x 1 5/16 x 9/16 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1931-95-17

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