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Antique Match Safe with Man Peeking Out of a Basket



This most unusual match safe features this poor fellow peeking out of a basket that will hold your matches. I should think the match safe is the least important characteristic of this item. His face is quite fascinating and whimsical. I don't remember seeing anything like this in all my years selling antiques. I think this was designed primarily to put a smile on your face. It is beautifully detailed and patinated. Mounted on a wooden base and ready to put that smile on your face.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 4.5 in. (11.43 cm)Diameter: 2.5 in. (6.35 cm)
  • Style
    Other (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1910
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Petaluma, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU879922523432

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  • Shipping
    US$110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-6 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Petaluma, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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