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Matchsafes

Matchsafes


Matchsafes (or Vesta cases) were designed to keep matches dry.

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Artikelcode: 6438

 

Matchsafes
112 pages
color photos
Soft cover
22 x 23 cm
0,472 kg
English

Matchsafes (or Vesta cases) were designed to keep matches dry at a time when they were as vital for lighting stoves as for lighting gentlemen's cigars. This title presents a selection of the most unusual matchsafes in the collection of the Cooper Hewitt.Deborah Shinn traces the history of these cases from the 1850s to the 1910s, showcasing the design movements of the 19th and early 20th centuries and examining the influence of the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movements on matchsafe design. Beautiful color illustrations demonstrate the diversity of materials and styles employed by the designers.