This is a matchsafe. It was manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag Company. It is dated ca. 1900 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Its dimensions are
Overall: 6.9 x 4 x 1.2 cm (2 11/16 x 1 9/16 x 1/2 in.)
Cite this object as
Matchsafe (USA); Manufactured by Whitehead & Hoag Company (United States); metal; Overall: 6.9 x 4 x 1.2 cm (2 11/16 x 1 9/16 x 1/2 in.); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-24