James W Tufts Victorian Pedestal Silver Plate Match Holder Business Card Holder
This antique silver plate match safe is a wonderful signed Victorian piece by a noted silversmith James W. Tufts of Boston MA. It dates between 1875 and 1891 making it 129-145 year old. It is incredible with an ornate repousse design on the pedestal base and the body. The batwing or angel wing handles are the best feature. When we say it we thought it would make the best business card holder. It is the perfect size for a desk, counter, ledge or shelf. We have our standard 3 1/2" X 2 1/2" cards shown in it.
The match safe is crafted of silver plated metal. We did not polish the piece, only wiped it down. Many of you have told us not to remove the natural patina so it remains. It will clean up nicely if you wish to have a shinier look. We notice a few spots of light wear to the silver plating. This is less than we would expect of a piece this age I would say approximately 85% of the plating is good. The holder stands 5" tall with a 4 1/2" span across the batwing. The center section that will hold your matches or business cards measures 2 5/8" across by 2 1/8" tall (not counting the pointy sides - only the square area).
Shipping is included for USA customers. It will be shipped Priority Mail when you choose Standard shipping at checkout.