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14k Vesta Match Safe
Located in Montreal, QC
14k yellow gold Vesta match safe with elaborate work. Acid tested 14k. Measures 1 3/8 inches x 1
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Unknown More Objets d'Art and Vertu

Materials

14k Gold

14k Vesta Match Safe
14k Vesta Match Safe
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W 1.38 in D 1.38 in L 1.38 in
Victorian Sterling Etched Match Safe
Located in New York, NY
Lovely Victorian Sterling Etched Match safe from the late 1900's UK. Hand etched with ornate scroll
Category

Early 1900s Ashtrays

Antique Gold Match Safe/Pill Box
Located in New York, NY
Beautifully textured hinged match safe. Heavy gauge 14K yellow gold. Allover nailhead pattern. 2
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Antique Early 1900s American Boxes and Cases

Materials

14k Gold

Antique Gold Match Safe/Pill Box
Antique Gold Match Safe/Pill Box
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W 1 in L 2.33 in
Antique Gunmetal and Copper Match Safe
Located in New York, NY
Antique match safe: gunmetal, with applied copper horse and rider. The clasp is set with a bezel
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Antique Early 1900s American Boxes and Cases

Materials

Turquoise, Base Metal

Antique Gunmetal  and Copper Match Safe
Antique Gunmetal  and Copper Match Safe
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W 1.75 in L 2 in
German Jugendstil Enamel Candelabras and Match-Safe
Located in New York, NY
German Jugendstil period pair of three-armed candelabra with match-safe, created in Germany around
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Antique Early 1900s German Jugendstil Candelabras

Materials

Brass, Enamel, Copper, Bronze

Antique Sterling Silver Snake Match Safe
Located in New York, NY
A great figural sterling silver match safe. A double-sided representation of a snake. Well
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Antique 1890s American More Jewelry

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Sterling Silver Snake Match Safe
Antique Sterling Silver Snake Match Safe
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W 1.33 in L 2 in
Antique Silver Golfing Match Safe, Vesta Case
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Golf Vesta case A round antique silver golfing match safe with striker on the bottom. The match
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Antique Early 1900s English Sporting Art Sports Equipment and Memorabilia

Materials

Silver

19th Century Sterling Art Nouveau Match Safe Collection
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Collection of six extraordinary sterling match safes. Largest 3" x 2", smallest 2 1/4" x 1 1/2
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Antique Late 19th Century Tobacco Accessories

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique 1890s Silver Art Nouveau Lady Repousse Match Safe
Located in Stamford, CT
Antique 1890s Silver Art Nouveau Lady with flowing hair repousse match safe. The other side has
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Antique Late 19th Century Tobacco Accessories

Materials

Silver

Shiebler Silver Match Safe in Gold Vermeil
By George W. Shiebler & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Exquisite Shiebler sterling silver match safe / vesta case in gold vermeil in beautiful leaf design
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Antique Late 19th Century American Sterling Silver

Materials

Vermeil, Sterling Silver

Antique Petite Bronze Dragon / Griffin Pattern Repousse Match Safe / Vesta
Located in San Diego, CA
Antique petite bronze dragon / griffin pattern repousse match safe / vesta with an ornate all-over
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Early 20th Century American Sterling Silver

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Bronze

Early 20th Century Sterling Silver Birmingham England Match Safe Repousse Sides
Located in Stamford, CT
Early 20th century sterling silver match safe with beautiful repousse sides made by WSH Birmingham
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Early 20th Century English Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Two Dutch Mahogany And Satinwood Match Safes
Located in Essex, MA
Meant to hang on a wall. Barrel shape with alternating woods. Lift lid and cutout back to hang on a wall. Commonly referred to as treen ware.
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Antique Late 19th Century Dutch Decorative Boxes

Materials

Mahogany, Satinwood

Cast Solid Brass Hunt Themed Match Holder
Located in Elkhart, IN
A gorgeous hunt themed solid cast brass match safe featuring a rabbit and a pheasant, with a match
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Mid-20th Century Black Forest More Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Rare Royal Doulton Devil/ Mephistopheles Sterling Mounted Matchsafe, 1926
By Royal Doulton
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Rare Royal Doulton devil/ Mephistopheles sterling mounted match safe, 1926, The front decorated
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20th Century English Art Deco Decorative Bowls

Materials

Sterling Silver

American Arts & Crafts Brass Smoking Stand
Located in New York, NY
, candle holder and match safe.
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20th Century American Mission Magazine Racks and Stands

Materials

Brass

19Thc Bronze & Iron Frogs Collection
Located in Los Angeles, CA
is a advertisement & match safe in one.The others are hand made.
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Early 20th Century American Adirondack Sculptures and Carvings

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Iron

An Amusing 20th Century Sterling Silver Vesta Case in the Form of Mr. Punch
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
An amusing sterling silver novelty vesta case / match safe in the form of Mr. Punch. The face is
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Other Tobacco Accessories

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Sterling Silver

An Early 20th Century Sterling Silver Vesta Case in the Form of a Devil’s Head
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
An amusing sterling silver novelty vesta case / match safe in the form of a devil's head. The face
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Early 20th Century Unknown Other Tobacco Accessories

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique American Student Converted Twin Oil Lamp By Bradley & Hubbard 1800's
By Bradley & Hubbard
Located in High Wycombe, GB
Art Brass tables, call bells, candlestick holders, clocks, match safes, lamps, architectural grilles
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Antique Mid-19th Century American American Classical Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

Cricket Vesta Case
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Rare Golf / Cricket Bakelite Vesta Case. A rare Victorian vesta case, match safe with striker. The
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20th Century British Sporting Art Sports Equipment and Memorabilia

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Bakelite

Cricket Vesta Case
Cricket Vesta Case
H 1.97 in W 1.42 in D 0.52 in
Set of Hound-Form Cast Iron Andirons
By Bradley & Hubbard
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
over the years produced Art Brass tables, call bells, candlestick holders, clocks, match safes, lamps
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Fireplace Tools and Chimney Pots

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Iron

Set of Hound-Form Cast Iron Andirons
Set of Hound-Form Cast Iron Andirons
H 27 in W 13.75 in D 25 in
Cartier Paris 1910 Vesta Mechanical Matches Box 18Kt Yellow Gold With Sapphire
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
match safes. The first successful friction match appeared in 1826, and in 1832 William Newton patented
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Antique Early 1900s French Edwardian Boxes and Cases

Materials

Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Sterling Silver Native American Indian Motif "Note Holder" American, Circa 1880
Located in Incline Village, NV
left (see image). It is 2 7/8" high  x 2" wide resembling and in the style of a match safe; probably
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Antique 1880s American Native American Collectible Jewelry

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Sterling Silver

Indian Chief Motif Porcelain Humidor, American, circa 1900
Located in Incline Village, NV
that topic; note cigar store "Indians", match safes, and humidors. This is a very desirable and item of
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Antique Early 1900s American Native American Tobacco Accessories

Materials

Porcelain

Antique James E Blake Sterling Silver Reticulated Filigree Tray Dish 203g 9"
By James E. Blake Co.
Located in Dayton, OH
range of sterling and silverplate goods including match safes, vanity sets, novelty cork screws, etc
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Antique Late 19th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Dog Kennel Silver and Enamel Vesta Case
By George Heath
Located in Newark, England
America the more original term “match safes” was used. Sterling Silver is an alloy composed by weight of
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Antique Late 19th Century English Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver, Enamel

Antique Dog Kennel Silver and Enamel Vesta Case
Antique Dog Kennel Silver and Enamel Vesta Case
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H 1.58 in W 1.38 in D 1.88 in
Gallic Plate by Match Pewter (Stamped)
Located in Austin, TX
the highest degree of craftsmanship. Made from a food-safe alloy that is lead-free and FDA approved
Category

20th Century Italian Platters and Serveware

Materials

Pewter

Gallic Plate by Match Pewter (Stamped)
Gallic Plate by Match Pewter (Stamped)
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H 1 in Dm 12.5 in
Luxurious Hand-Made Serving Set with Hand-Blown Food-Safe Glass Bowls
By Shewekar Elgharably
Located in Cairo, EG
Luxurious Hand-Made Serving Set with Hand-Blown Food-Safe Glass Bowls. This is how feasts are made
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2010s Egyptian Modern Serving Pieces

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Acrylic

Arts & Crafts, Bradley & Hubbard Enameled Metal Elephant Table Lamp, circa 1910
By Bradley & Hubbard
Located in New York, NY
the years produced Art Brass tables, call bells, candlestick holders, clocks, match safes, lamps
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Vintage 1910s American Arts and Crafts Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Copper

18th Century Walnut Wood Panetière, Bread Safe from Fourques, France, circa 1760
Located in Dallas, TX
province of Provence, this panetiere “bread safe” was hand-carved in walnut in Fourques, circa 1760. The
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Antique 1760s French Shelves and Wall Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Walnut

Mix & Match, Six Contemporary Porcelain Dessert Plates with Multicolored Flowers
By Francesca Colombo
Located in MILAN, IT
, this "Mix and Match" dessert porcelain set is the perfect solution. It is an explosion of colorful and
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2010s Italian Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Mix & Match, Six Contemporary Porcelain Bread Plates with Multicolored Flowers
By Francesca Colombo
Located in MILAN, IT
, this "Mix and Match" bread porcelain set of six is the perfect solution. It is an explosion of colorful
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2010s Italian Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Bradley & Hubbard Bookends-Ancient Greek Temple Columns & Arch
By Bradley & Hubbard
Located in Downingtown, PA
measuring tapes and match safes during the war years. The discovery of oil in Pennsylvania in 1859 also
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Early 20th Century American Craftsman Bookends

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Iron

Mix & Match, Six Contemporary Porcelain Pasta Plates with Flowers and Birds
By Francesca Colombo
Located in MILAN, IT
, this "Mix and Match" pasta porcelain set is the perfect solution. It is an explosion of colorful and
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2010s Italian Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Mix & Match, Six Contemporary Porcelain Dinner Plates with Flowers and Animals
By Francesca Colombo
Located in MILAN, IT
, this "Mix and Match" dinner porcelain set is the perfect solution. It is an explosion of colorful and
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2010s Italian Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of Huge Matched Hans Kögl Palm Tree Floor Lamps
By Hans Kögl
Located in Berlin, BE
. Three E27 each / Model A Bulbs. To be on the the safe side, the lamp should be checked locally by a
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21st Century and Contemporary German Hollywood Regency Floor Lamps

Materials

Gold Plate

Louis Kuppenheim 1900 Germany Neo Classic Vesta Oval Box In .900 Silver Pill Box
By Louis Kuppenheim
Located in Miami, FL
States they are more prosaically know as match safes. The first successful friction match appeared in
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Early 20th Century German Neoclassical Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Louis Kuppenheim 1927 Guilloche Green Enamel Vesta Box In 925 Silver Pill Box
By Louis Kuppenheim
Located in Miami, FL
United States they are more prosaically know as match safes. The first successful friction match appeared
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Vintage 1920s German Art Deco Boxes and Cases

Materials

Gold, Silver, Sterling Silver, Enamel

Pure Art Deco Layered White & Black Veins Alabaster Pendant Light w Match Canopy
Located in Lisse, NL
, this striking three light pendant is rewired to the highest standard for safe and immediate usage in
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Early 20th Century European Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Alabaster, Metal, Brass, Wire

Louis Kuppenheim 1930 Germany Art Deco Set of Case & Vesta Box In .900 Silver
By Hans Christiansen, Louis Kuppenheim
Located in Miami, FL
match safes. The first successful friction match appeared in 1826, and in 1832 William Newton patented
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Vintage 1930s German Art Deco Tobacco Accessories

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Silver, Sterling Silver

Pair of German Architectural Wall Lamps by Staff, 1970s
By Staff Leuchten
Located in Berlin, DE
Matched pair of staff wall lamps #2031/31 in a bronze color in excellent condition. One model a
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Vintage 1970s German Mid-Century Modern Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Aluminum

Teste di Moro, Six Contemporary Porcelain Dinner Plates in Soft Grey
By Francesca Colombo
Located in MILAN, IT
grey, this piece will have a sophisticated impact on any refined dining table. The same design matches
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2010s Italian Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Carmelina Street Vendor of Prickly Pears Head Vase
By Patrizia Italiano
Located in Milan, IT
red, while the nose matches the head and appears surmounted by a lush crown of green prickly pear
Category

2010s Italian Vases

Materials

Ceramic

Italy Wrought Iron Giant Lantern
By DD Dimore
Located in Brescia, IT
. Its dimensions are consistent and it can match perfectly for an important entry hall in your home or
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Louis XVI Lanterns

Materials

Iron

Italy Wrought Iron Giant Lantern
Italy Wrought Iron Giant Lantern
H 43.71 in W 21.66 in D 21.66 in
Teste di Moro, Collection in Soft Grey, Contemporary Porcelain Dessert Plate
By Francesca Colombo
Located in MILAN, IT
grey, this piece will have a sophisticated impact on any refined dining table. The same design matches
Category

2010s Italian Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Teste di Moro, Collection in Soft Grey, Contemporary Porcelain Dessert Plate
By Francesca Colombo
Located in MILAN, IT
grey, this piece will have a sophisticated impact on any refined dining table. The same design matches
Category

2010s Italian Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Teste di Moro, Collection in Soft Grey, Contemporary Porcelain Dinner Plates Set
By Francesca Colombo
Located in MILAN, IT
grey, this piece will have a sophisticated impact on any refined dining table. The same design matches
Category

2010s Italian Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Michael Kneebone Carved Golden South Seas Pearl Yellow Sapphire Drop Earrings
By Michael Kneebone
Located in Austin, TX
carved in Bali. The lively, perfectly matched and brilliant cut sapphires (origin: Thailand) are in a
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2010s American Contemporary Drop Earrings

Materials

South Sea Pearl, Yellow Sapphire, 18k Gold

Tanzanite & Diamond Three Stone Ring in 18K White Gold
Located in New York, NY
Ring contains one center elongated cushion cut tanzanite, 4.28ct and two matched side stone step
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tanzanite, White Gold

Teste di Moro, Collection in Soft Grey, Contemporary Porcelain Dessert Plate
By Francesca Colombo
Located in MILAN, IT
grey, this piece will have a sophisticated impact on any refined dining table. The same design matches
Category

2010s Italian Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Teste di Moro, Collection in Soft Grey, Contemporary Porcelain Dinner Plates Set
By Francesca Colombo
Located in MILAN, IT
grey, this piece will have a sophisticated impact on any refined dining table. The same design matches
Category

2010s Italian Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Teste di Moro, Collection in Soft Grey, Contemporary Porcelain Dinner Plates Set
By Francesca Colombo
Located in MILAN, IT
grey, this piece will have a sophisticated impact on any refined dining table. The same design matches
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2010s Italian Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Christmas Tree Red Made in Artistic Blow Murano Glass
By Roberto Beltrami
Located in Murano, VE
detail. Choose your preferred color during the selection process to match your holiday theme perfectly
Category

2010s Italian Art Deco Centerpieces

Materials

Blown Glass

Christmas Tree Green Made in Artistic Blow Murano Glass
By Roberto Beltrami
Located in Murano, VE
detail. Choose your preferred color during the selection process to match your holiday theme perfectly
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2010s Italian Art Deco Centerpieces

Materials

Blown Glass

Christmas Tree Clear Red Made in Artistic Blow Murano Glass
By Roberto Beltrami
Located in Murano, VE
detail. Choose your preferred color during the selection process to match your holiday theme perfectly
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2010s Italian Art Deco Centerpieces

Materials

Blown Glass

Christmas Tree Clear and Blue Made in Artistic Blow Murano Glass
By Roberto Beltrami
Located in Murano, VE
detail. Choose your preferred color during the selection process to match your holiday theme perfectly
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2010s Italian Art Deco Centerpieces

Materials

Blown Glass

Italian space age chromed steel floor lamp with three directional arms, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
is eternal, suitable for every place and every home, it warms every room and matches perfectly with a
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Vintage 1970s Italian Space Age Floor Lamps

Materials

Steel

Italian modern black leather and chromed steel cockpit chairs, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
contrast or match, to the modern or contemporary style with which they blend perfectly thanks to the fine
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Vintage 1970s Italian Post-Modern Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Steel

1.39ct Fine Green Colombian Emerald And Diamond Platinum Five Stone Band Ring
By Gems and Jewels UK
Located in Birmingham, GB
green Colombian emeralds. And expertly matched in this ring for colour and size. The emeralds are set
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

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Match Safe For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the match safe you’re looking for. Frequently made of metal, silver and sterling silver, every match safe was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer match safe, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A match safe, designed in the Art Nouveau, Victorian or Art Deco style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made match safe has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Gorham Manufacturing Company, Gorham and Joseph Gloster are consistently popular.

How Much is a Match Safe?

Prices for a match safe can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $80 and can go as high as $8,950, while the average can fetch as much as $882.
Questions About Match Safe
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    A match safe is a small portable box that is designed to hold matches and keep them dry. In the early 19th century, these boxes were very popular since matches were known to ignite unexpectedly when carried without a protective cover.