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"A (Match) For You" Matchsafe, late 19th century (CH 18533143)

"A (Match) For You" Matchsafe, late 19th century (CH 18533143)

Rectangular, rounded sides and corners, featuring word/picture rebus, inscribed in blue enamel "A [Match] For You", a matchstick with red tip substituted for the word "Match". Reverse inscribed "Addie to James"... More

"Assyrian Head" Ladle, 1885–86 (CH 18650223)

"Assyrian Head" Ladle, 1885–86 (CH 18650223)

Handle with scrolled foliate ornament and antique style crowned male mask at tip; circular bowl, partially fluted.

"Assyrian Head" pattern Server, 1885–86 (CH 18650225)

"Assyrian Head" pattern Server, 1885–86 (CH 18650225)

Handle with scrolled foliate ornament and antique style crowned female mask at tip; spade-shaped blade with scrolled foliate decoration, partially fluted.

"Assyrian Head" pattern Spoon, 1885–86 (CH 18650207)

"Assyrian Head" pattern Spoon, 1885–86 (CH 18650207)

Handle with scrolled foliate ornament and antique style crowned mask at tip; smooth unadorned bowl.

"Assyrian Head" pattern Spoon, 1885–86 (CH 18650209)

"Assyrian Head" pattern Spoon, 1885–86 (CH 18650209)

Handle with scrolled foliate ornament and antique style crowned mask at tip; smooth unadorned bowl.

"Assyrian Head" pattern Spoon, 1885–86 (CH 18650211)

"Assyrian Head" pattern Spoon, 1885–86 (CH 18650211)

Handle with scrolled foliate ornament and antique style crowned mask at tip; smooth unadorned bowl.

"Assyrian Head" pattern Spoon, 1885–86 (CH 18650227)

"Assyrian Head" pattern Spoon, 1885–86 (CH 18650227)

Handle with scrolled foliate ornament and antique style crowned mask at tip; smooth unadorned bowl.

"Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks" Matchsafe, patented 1899 (CH 18494079)

"Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks" Matchsafe, patented 1899 (CH...

Oblong, in the shape of an Elk's tooth, featuring a blue enameled clock dial with Roman numerals and set at 11:00, beneath which is a raised image of an elk's head, above the clock are the letters B.P.O.E., an ... More

"Bermuda" Matchsafe, ca. 1910 (CH 18494017)

"Bermuda" Matchsafe, ca. 1910 (CH 18494017)

Oblong, curved sides and corners, featuring polychrome enamel coat-of-arms in dark blue, light blue, rust and white, with 3 ships displayed, framed by raised decorative scroll work and crown above, inscribed "B... More

"Blackpool" Matchsafe, 1900–10 (CH 18503271)

"Blackpool" Matchsafe, 1900–10 (CH 18503271)

Rectangular, with curved corners, featuring printed decoration of coat-of-arms in black, gold, blue, red, silver, against beige ground, inscribed above "Blackpool" and below, inside banner "Progress"; reverse f... More

"Brownies" Characters Matchsafe, 1894 (CH 18495549)

"Brownies" Characters Matchsafe, 1894 (CH 18495549)

Rectangular, with rounded corners, the front decorated with two enameled images of elfin-like "Brownies" characters, each holding a fishing pole. Both with wide eyes, rosy cheeks, protruding bellies and long, s... More

"Cawston Ostrich Farm, South Pasadena, California" Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18495837)

"Cawston Ostrich Farm, South Pasadena, California" Matchsafe, ca. 1900...

Rectangular, with rounded corners, featuring printed advertisement for Cawston Ostrich Farm. The front displays image of man in tan suit and black bowler hat sitting astride an ostrich, both facing left; below... More

"Cawston Ostrich Farm, South Pasadena, California" Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18495837-2)

"Cawston Ostrich Farm, South Pasadena, California" Matchsafe, ca. 1900...

Rectangular, with rounded corners, featuring printed advertisement for Cawston Ostrich Farm. The front displays image of man in tan suit and black bowler hat sitting astride an ostrich, both facing left; below... More

"Cawston Ostrich Farm, South Pasadena, California" Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18495837-3)

"Cawston Ostrich Farm, South Pasadena, California" Matchsafe, ca. 1900...

Rectangular, with rounded corners, featuring printed advertisement for Cawston Ostrich Farm. The front displays image of man in tan suit and black bowler hat sitting astride an ostrich, both facing left; below... More

"Chloride, Wood Separator" Matchsafe, ca. 1910 (CH 18502757)

"Chloride, Wood Separator" Matchsafe, ca. 1910 (CH 18502757)

Rectangular, curved sides and lid, featuring raised dot decoration on rectangular, instrument-like form with projections on upper right and left. Reverse features raised rectangular shape with two vertical band... More

"Chuck Luck Pocket Match Safe and Dice Box" Matchsafe, patented 1893 (CH 18502729)

"Chuck Luck Pocket Match Safe and Dice Box" Matchsafe, patented 1893 (...

Oblong, with rounded corners, featuring central, raised decoration of two donkey heads, each facing the other, between them is inscription "Three Of A Kind", all framed by twisted ropework. Plain case lid flips... More

"Eddie, Teddie, and Babe" Matchsafe, 1900–10 (CH 18496037)

"Eddie, Teddie, and Babe" Matchsafe, 1900–10 (CH 18496037)

Rectangular, curved top and bottom, featuring sepia toned photographic image of man in dark suit and bowler hat, seated in white wicker chair, gesturing towards a pair of small, long-haired spaniels at his feet... More

"Full of the D" Matchsafe, copyrighted 1888 (CH 18495867)

"Full of the D" Matchsafe, copyrighted 1888 (CH 18495867)

Rectangular, rounded corners and sides, featuring raised relief of devil poking his head and hand through a jagged or torn edged reserve, inscribed "Full of the D" on upper left of lid, just above his head. Rev... More

"Grand Central Palace Exposition" Matchsafe, 1893–94 (CH 18496237)

"Grand Central Palace Exposition" Matchsafe, 1893–94 (CH 18496237)

Oblong, with rounded and raised decoration at corners, inscribed "Souvenir of Grand Central Palace Exposition 1893 & 1894 New York City," delicate, incised decoration interspersed among text. On reverse is inci... More

"Hemlock - Goodyear Lumber Co." Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18493833)

"Hemlock - Goodyear Lumber Co." Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18493833)

In the form of a cut or halved log with simulated wood grain, the front inscribed "HEMLOCK." The flat, unadorned, reverse side displays a ruler stamped into the metal on the upper edge, with measurements up to ... More

"Here Is Your Match" Matchsafe, late 19th century (CH 18496023)

"Here Is Your Match" Matchsafe, late 19th century (CH 18496023)

Rectangular, curved top, bottom, and sides, featuring bulldog's head inside jagged or torn edged reserve, inscribed on lid above "Here is your Match", identical on front and reverse. Lid hinged on side. Striker... More

"I Am W.W. King, Who The (Devil) Are You" Matchsafe, late 19th century (CH 18501911)

"I Am W.W. King, Who The (Devil) Are You" Matchsafe, late 19th century...

Rectangular, rounded sides, featuring word/picture rebus, inscribed "I Am W.W. King, Who The [Devil] Are You", with incised image of devil with pitchfork that appears after "The" and before "Are" in text. Rever... More

"In This You'll Find a Match" Matchsafe, ca. 1890 (CH 18496481)

"In This You'll Find a Match" Matchsafe, ca. 1890 (CH 18496481)

In the form of a clenched fist and forearm, the front, or inside of forearm, inscribed "In This You"ll Find A Match," the reverse, outside of forearm, inscribed "Quarter mile run, BAC (partly decipherable monog... More

"Louis XVI" tableware Fork, ca. 1909 (CH 18635505)

"Louis XVI" tableware Fork, ca. 1909 (CH 18635505)

Integral construction. Four tapering tines cut at sharp angle at bowl. Handle of rectangular line ending in shouldered, rectangular terminal embossed with oval wreath with ribbon bow, enclosing monogram.

"Louis XVI" tableware Fork, ca. 1909 (CH 18635507)

"Louis XVI" tableware Fork, ca. 1909 (CH 18635507)

Integral construction. Four tapering tines cut at sharp angle at bowl. One outside tine flatter and wider than others to be used as cutting edge. Handle of rectangular line ending in shouldered, rectangular ter... More

"Louis XVI" tableware Knife, ca. 1909 (CH 18635501)

"Louis XVI" tableware Knife, ca. 1909 (CH 18635501)

Elongated flat blade with rounded end. Waisted shoulder. Handle of rectangular line ending in shouldered, rectangular terminal embossed with oval wreath with ribbon bow, enclosing monogram.

"Louis XVI" tableware Knife, ca. 1909 (CH 18635503)

"Louis XVI" tableware Knife, ca. 1909 (CH 18635503)

Integral construction, flat curved blade with stepped shoulder. Flattened handle of rectangular section with oval wreath with ribbon bow, enclosing monogram, as in 1991-117-1.

"Louis XVI" tableware Spoon, ca. 1909 (CH 18635511)

"Louis XVI" tableware Spoon, ca. 1909 (CH 18635511)

Integral construction. Round concave bowl. Handle of rectangular line ending in shouldered, rectangular terminal embossed with oval wreath with ribbon bow, enclosing monogram.

"Louis XVI" tableware Spoon, ca. 1909 (CH 18635513)

"Louis XVI" tableware Spoon, ca. 1909 (CH 18635513)

Integral construction. Oval concave bowl. Handle of rectangular line ending in shouldered, rectangular terminal embossed with oval wreath with ribbon bow, enclosing monogram.

"Louis XVI" tableware Spoon, ca. 1909 (CH 18635515)

"Louis XVI" tableware Spoon, ca. 1909 (CH 18635515)

Integral construction. Oval concave bowl. Handle of rectangular line ending in shouldered, rectangular terminal embossed with oval wreath with ribbon bow, enclosing monogram.

"Louis XVI" tableware Spoon, ca. 1909 (CH 18635517)

"Louis XVI" tableware Spoon, ca. 1909 (CH 18635517)

Integral construction. Oval concave bowl. Handle of rectangular line ending in shouldered, rectangular terminal embossed with oval wreath with ribbon bow, enclosing monogram.

"Medallion" pattern Sifting Spoon, ca. 1865 (CH 18650213)

"Medallion" pattern Sifting Spoon, ca. 1865 (CH 18650213)

Antique style bust at tip of handle; circular fluted bowl with piercing.

"Medallion" pattern Sifting Spoon, ca. 1865 (CH 18650213-2)

"Medallion" pattern Sifting Spoon, ca. 1865 (CH 18650213-2)

Antique style bust at tip of handle; circular fluted bowl with piercing.

"Modern Woodmen of America" Matchsafe, patented 1904 (CH 18493857)

"Modern Woodmen of America" Matchsafe, patented 1904 (CH 18493857)

Rectangular, curved top and bottom, featuring raised decoration, inscribed in circular reserve "Modern Woodmen of America", the center of which displays a shield with a crossed malet and hatchet and monogram "M... More

"Niagara Falls" Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18504009)

"Niagara Falls" Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18504009)

Oblong, curved top and bottom, featuring incised inscription "Niagara Falls" across front, framed by decorative branch motifs; reverse features raised decoration of small deer head with antlers. Flower and cart... More

"Old City Gates, St. Augustine, Fla." Matchsafe, ca. 1910 (CH 18502519)

"Old City Gates, St. Augustine, Fla." Matchsafe, ca. 1910 (CH 18502519...

Oblong, right side rounded, left side formed to resemble top of alligator's head, upper edge resembling alligator's back, featuring raised decoration of architectural monument, inscribed "Old City Gates, St. Au... More

"Palace of Electricity, St. Louis World's Fair" Matchsafe, 1904 (CH 18503861) (cropped)

"Palace of Electricity, St. Louis World's Fair" Matchsafe, 1904 (CH 18...

Oblong, with ornate curved sides, cinched where lid meets box body, featuring raised horizontal decoration depicting large pavillion-like building, inscribed "St. Louis 1904" above architectural rendering, and... More

"Palace of Electricity, St. Louis World's Fair" Matchsafe, 1904 (CH 18503861)

"Palace of Electricity, St. Louis World's Fair" Matchsafe, 1904 (CH 18...

Oblong, with ornate curved sides, cinched where lid meets box body, featuring raised horizontal decoration depicting large pavillion-like building, inscribed "St. Louis 1904" above architectural rendering, and... More

"Remember the Maine" Matchsafe, ca. 1898 (CH 18502059)

"Remember the Maine" Matchsafe, ca. 1898 (CH 18502059)

Oblong, rounded corners, with horizontal image of the battleship Maine, above which is inscribed "Remember" and below "The Maine." On reverse is image of the American flag. Lid hinged on left. Striker on bottom.

"Scientific American" Matchsafe, ca. 1890 (CH 18494751)

"Scientific American" Matchsafe, ca. 1890 (CH 18494751)

In the form of a rolled and wrapped copy of Scientific American, front of the wrapper enameled with a New York, 1896 postmark and a blue one cent stamp, the reverse enameled with 3 red dots to simulate sealing ... More

"Scribner's Magazine" Matchsafe, 1891 (CH 18494949)

"Scribner's Magazine" Matchsafe, 1891 (CH 18494949)

Rectangular, with beige and black enameled front resembling the cover of a January issue of Scribner's Magazine. The right long side has incised, vertical lines intended to resemble pages. Reverse is undecorate... More

"Smile!" Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18493811)

"Smile!" Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18493811)

Rectangular, rounded corners and sides, featuring raised decoration of man in hat, jacket and waistcoat behind waist-high wood fence, 3/4 view in lower left corner of grimacing dog facing the smiling man on opp... More

"Souvenir Atlantic City 1902" Matchsafe, ca. 1902 (CH 18504231)

"Souvenir Atlantic City 1902" Matchsafe, ca. 1902 (CH 18504231)

Rectangular, curved sides, top, and bottom, featuring raised decoration of sail boat on water, inscribed above "Souvenir" and below "Atlantic City, 1902", all framed by c-scrolls and s-scrolls, incised initials... More

"Souvenir of Buffalo, N.Y." Matchsafe, ca. 1904 (CH 18503959)

"Souvenir of Buffalo, N.Y." Matchsafe, ca. 1904 (CH 18503959)

Rectangular, curved top and bottom, featuring raised decoration of rancher on horse in open field with buffalo and mountains in background, rancher has roped a buffalo in foreground, above inscribed "Souvenir o... More

"Speak No Evil, See No Evil, Hear No Evil" Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18504217)

"Speak No Evil, See No Evil, Hear No Evil" Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 185...

Rectangular, rounded sides and corners, featuring raised decoration of 3 seated monkeys, with hands over mouth, ears, and eyes, inscribed beneath each respectively "Speak No Evil", "See No Evil", "Hear No Evil"... More

"Subway N.Y." Matchsafe, ca. 1904 (CH 18502647)

"Subway N.Y." Matchsafe, ca. 1904 (CH 18502647)

Oblong, rounded corners, curved top, with raised curves and counter curves on perimeter and where lid's bottom edge meets the box body. Central reserve features image of a train inside the Wall Street station ... More

"The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas" Matchsafe, late 19th century (CH 18496303)

"The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas" Matchsafe, late 19th century (CH 18496...

Rectangular, rounded corners and sides, image/text horizontally orientated, featuring raised decoration of Alamo facade, inscribed "The Alamo, Greetings from San Antonio," identical decoration on reverse. Lid h... More

"The Storm" Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18503207)

"The Storm" Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18503207)

Oblong, curved top, bottom and corners, sides slightly indented just above center, featuring raised decoration of running couple in loose, flowing garments, each holding end of billowing cloth above their heads... More

"When Shall We 3 (Asses) Meet Again" Matchsafe, late 19th century (CH 18494575)

"When Shall We 3 (Asses) Meet Again" Matchsafe, late 19th century (CH ...

Rectangular, with rounded sides, featuring word/picture rebus, inscribed "When Shall We 3 [Asses] Meet Again", with 2 incised donkeys, substituted for text, facing one another between the number "3" and "Meet".... More

17th Century Gentleman Smoking Pipe Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18495231)

17th Century Gentleman Smoking Pipe Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18495231)

Oblong, with upper, lower parts and sides curved, featuring polychrome enamel decoration of gentleman, legs crossed and seated at table, dressed in 17th century costume smoking a clay pipe. He wears pale red 3/... More

17th Century Gentleman Smoking Pipe Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18495231-2)

17th Century Gentleman Smoking Pipe Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18495231-2...

Oblong, with upper, lower parts and sides curved, featuring polychrome enamel decoration of gentleman, legs crossed and seated at table, dressed in 17th century costume smoking a clay pipe. He wears pale red 3/... More

1991 Inv. Not Located, Birds and Flowers, ca. 1825–40 (CH 18484389)

1991 Inv. Not Located, Birds and Flowers, ca. 1825–40 (CH 18484389)

Cockatoos and flowers printed in white, pink, red and green on yellow ground

Abraham Lincoln Figure, 1898 (CH 18429573)

Abraham Lincoln Figure, 1898 (CH 18429573)

Figure of Abraham Lincoln standing upright holding a scroll of paper with "A LINCOLN" at the end of the indecipherable writing.

Abraham Lincoln Figure, 1898 (CH 18429573-2)

Abraham Lincoln Figure, 1898 (CH 18429573-2)

Figure of Abraham Lincoln standing upright holding a scroll of paper with "A LINCOLN" at the end of the indecipherable writing.

Abstract Sunburst Reserve with Tear Drop Border Matchsafe, ca. 1886 (CH 18495393)

Abstract Sunburst Reserve with Tear Drop Border Matchsafe, ca. 1886 (C...

Rectangular, rounded corners, reverse slightly concave, with polychrome enamel and etched decoration, the square central reserve features open circle with monogram, the border of which is punctuated by alternat... More

Advertisement for "Atlas Ready Mixed Paint" Matchsafe, 1900–10 (CH 18503723)

Advertisement for "Atlas Ready Mixed Paint" Matchsafe, 1900–10 (CH 185...

Rectangular, curved top and bottom, featuring black printed decoration of paint can with variying type face and decorative motifs, inscribed "Atlas Ready Mixed Paint, Manufactured by George D. Wetherill & Co., ... More

Advertisement for "Fire King Gas Ranges" Matchsafe, 1900–10 (CH 18503887)

Advertisement for "Fire King Gas Ranges" Matchsafe, 1900–10 (CH 185038...

Rectangular, curved top and bottom, featuring black printed decoration of female in blouse, tie, long skirt, and upswept hair cleaning beneath range top, inscribed above "The Great White Enameled Top. Fire Kin... More

Advertisement for "Hulbert and Parker, Fashionable Footware" Matchsafe, 1900–10 (CH 18504095)

Advertisement for "Hulbert and Parker, Fashionable Footware" Matchsafe...

Rectangular, curved top and bottom, featuring printed decoration of man's two-tone ankle boot, with lace and hook closures, inscribed on inside of boot "Stacy Adams & Co.", inscribed on boot loop at top of back... More

Advertisement for "Ludens Menthol Cough Drops" Matchsafe, 1900–10 (CH 18496103)

Advertisement for "Ludens Menthol Cough Drops" Matchsafe, 1900–10 (CH ...

Rectangular, rounded corners, image/text reads horizontally, inscribed "Luden's Menthol Cough Drops" on right, and "Give Instant Relief," "Trade Mark," "WHL," "Reading, PA." on left, printed in black and orange... More

Advertisement for Cigar Maker's Union -97, Boston Matchsafe, patented 1905 (CH 18494839)

Advertisement for Cigar Maker's Union -97, Boston Matchsafe, patented ...

Rectangular, rounded corners, featuring man with black hair in black suit, white shirt, blue tie; he stands behind glass counter, holding with right hand a large box of cigars; inscription above reads "Look for... More

Advertisement for the "National Union of the United Brewery Workmen" Matchsafe, 1900–10 (CH 18494661)

Advertisement for the "National Union of the United Brewery Workmen" M...

Rectangular, rounded corners, image/text reads horizontally, inscribed "National Union of the United Brewery Workmen of the U.S. Affiliated with the A.F. of L., Headquarters: Rooms 109-110, Odd-Fellows Bldg., C... More

Aluminum with Glass Beads Matchsafe, ca. 1898 (CH 18504223)

Aluminum with Glass Beads Matchsafe, ca. 1898 (CH 18504223)

Oblong, rounded top and bottom, featuring four etched frames containing flower motifs, all in grid pattern and turned slightly on the diagonal, each corner of frame puncuated with turquoise colored glass bead, ... More

American Beauty Vase, ca. 1912 (CH 18801215)

American Beauty Vase, ca. 1912 (CH 18801215)

Large hammered copper vase with an elongated neck with flared lip and riveted band around the bulbous bottom resting on flared foot.

American Electrical Works Bake Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18503275)

American Electrical Works Bake Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18503275)

Rectangular, curved sides and corners, each side slightly cinched at center, featuring raised decoration of clenched hand with lightning bolts radiating from within, inscribed above "American Electrical" and be... More

American Electrical Works Bake Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18503275-2)

American Electrical Works Bake Matchsafe, ca. 1900 (CH 18503275-2)

Rectangular, curved sides and corners, each side slightly cinched at center, featuring raised decoration of clenched hand with lightning bolts radiating from within, inscribed above "American Electrical" and be... More

Architectural panels from the Western Methodist Book Concern Building, Chicago, Illinois (Harry B. Wheelock, architect) Architectural Panel, ca. 1899 (CH 18635885)

Architectural panels from the Western Methodist Book Concern Building,...

Large square panel of buff-colored terracotta, the surface decorated with one half of vertically oriented design of abstract vegetal motif in lozenge shape (to be set above similar panel to complete design).

Arm Band (USA), late 19th century (CH 18467345)

Arm Band (USA), late 19th century (CH 18467345)

Arm band of hide, beaded in a geometric pattern of white, black and orange on blue.

Armchair (USA), 1860–67 (CH 68730621)

Armchair (USA), 1860–67 (CH 68730621)

Armchair with shaped openwork back, curved in plan; serpentine arms join back to scrolled front of seat; cabriole front legs, curved and splayed rear legs, all fitted with castors. Seat upholstered in green and... More

Armchair (USA), 1885–1886 (CH 18475767)

Armchair (USA), 1885–1886 (CH 18475767)

Oblong, rounded upper frame and circular seat frame superimposed to a circular stretcher. Long, curved armrails depart from seat back and loop around in air to connect to the seat frame. Another bent wood hal... More

Armchair (USA), ca. 1870–73 (CH 18735345)

Armchair (USA), ca. 1870–73 (CH 18735345)

Upholstered seat and back with decorative brass nail heads, incised decoration on wood frame, the seat supported on diagonal front legs reinforced by a turned stretcher, slightly splayed back legs rise to seat back.

Armchair With Slip Seat (USA), ca. 1820 (CH 18351555)

Armchair With Slip Seat (USA), ca. 1820 (CH 18351555)

Back legs flat-sided, front legs flat excepting rounded front face. Legs curve outward toward bottom, and back legs inclue toward each other at bottom. Back side corner posts terminate at top in an elementary... More

Ashtray (USA), ca. 1900 (CH 18454051)

Ashtray (USA), ca. 1900 (CH 18454051)

Iridescent deep blue. Low curved walls with undulating rim; curved rib on exterior of each of the ten undulations. Broad, low foot.

Ashtray (USA), ca. 1900 (CH 18454073)

Ashtray (USA), ca. 1900 (CH 18454073)

Iridescent gold. Low, curved walls with undulating rim and curved rib on each of the ten undulations. Broad, low foot.

Asian Female with Parasol Matchsafe, ca. 1895 (CH 18503883)

Asian Female with Parasol Matchsafe, ca. 1895 (CH 18503883)

Oblong with curved sides, top and bottom, featuring raised decoration of woman in long, asian-style kimono, she holds parasol in left hand and reaches for planted, long-stemmed flower with right, background of ... More

Asian Motifs Matchsafe, ca. 1885 (CH 18494785)

Asian Motifs Matchsafe, ca. 1885 (CH 18494785)

Oblong, with rounded corners and hammered surface. Front features applied sprig of foliage on body, above which are initials (F. L.?) incised in stylized, Asian inspired font, applied butterfly on lid. Reverse... More

Assorted Shells Matchsafe, late 19th century (CH 18494619)

Assorted Shells Matchsafe, late 19th century (CH 18494619)

Oblong, curved corners and sides, featuring over-all raised decoration of assorted shells on body and lid, including snail, mussel, clam, and conch shells, identical on reverse. Lid hinged on side. Striker on bottom.

Assyrian Head Cake Saw, 1886–87 (CH 18654123)

Assyrian Head Cake Saw, 1886–87 (CH 18654123)

Decorative portrait handle knife with turned detail down to the carved blade with an ornamental serrated edge.

Assyrian Head Cake Saw, 1886–87 (CH 18654123-3)

Assyrian Head Cake Saw, 1886–87 (CH 18654123-3)

Decorative portrait handle knife with turned detail down to the carved blade with an ornamental serrated edge.

Bag (USA), early 19th century (CH 18417863)

Bag (USA), early 19th century (CH 18417863)

Small bag knitted in blue silk, interlaced with vertical bands of coral ribbon, also used for draw-string.

Bag (USA), early 19th century (CH 18571819)

Bag (USA), early 19th century (CH 18571819)

Colored glass beads strung and stitched to cotton foundation, with a design of cornucopias of flowers, with twined-rope borders. Bound with ribbon at the top.

Bag (USA), early 19th century (CH 18571819-2)

Bag (USA), early 19th century (CH 18571819-2)

Colored glass beads strung and stitched to cotton foundation, with a design of cornucopias of flowers, with twined-rope borders. Bound with ribbon at the top.

Baluster (USA), ca. 1800 (CH 18149649)

Baluster (USA), ca. 1800 (CH 18149649)

Turned baluster; square base, turned shaft twisted in upper part. Lacks square capital.

Baluster (USA), ca. 1800 (CH 18149657)

Baluster (USA), ca. 1800 (CH 18149657)

Turned baluster; square base, turned shaft twisted in upper part. Square capital.

Band (Near East), 10th–12th century (CH 18130351)

Band (Near East), 10th–12th century (CH 18130351)

Single band of embroidery in dark blue.

Band, Cooper Union Museum Lace Study Card, ca. 1915 (CH 18572403)

Band, Cooper Union Museum Lace Study Card, ca. 1915 (CH 18572403)

Linen plain weave partially worked with linen thread to show the technique of reticella.

Bandbox (USA), 1765–1818 (CH 18565295)

Bandbox (USA), 1765–1818 (CH 18565295)

Very small fragmentary piece, appearing to be simulated moire or wood grain design, printed in deep blue, with clusters of small stylized white flowers printed on light blue ground. At one extreme end is part o... More

Bandbox (USA), 1765–1818 (CH 18565297)

Bandbox (USA), 1765–1818 (CH 18565297)

From the same bandbox as 1942-19-8. More of the wreath of gray petalled flowers shows and also a portion of a large center flower of gray with dark blue dots for the center.

Bandbox (USA), 1800–1810 (CH 18319437)

Bandbox (USA), 1800–1810 (CH 18319437)

Vertical rectangle in blue, black and green, on neutral yellow field. An eagle with outstretched wings, perched upon an urn decked with flowers, holds an olive branch in his beak.

Bandbox (USA), 1800–1825 (CH 18575141)

Bandbox (USA), 1800–1825 (CH 18575141)

A Chinoiserie design inspired probably from an 18th century one. An Asian figure is seated on a leaf of a floral branch. He is in Oriental costume and is playing a flute. The flowers in proportion are of coloss... More

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