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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 Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and 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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