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Le Pavillon

Object Number: 
2008.47.21
Medium: 
Cardboard, striker, metal staple
Dimensions: 
Overall (closed): 1 15/16 x 1 9/16 x 5/16 in. (4.9 x 3.9 x 0.8 cm)
Description: 
20 stick matchbook with glossy royal blue exterior. Front cover printed in silver LE / PAVILLON / FIVE EAST FIFTY-FIFTH ST. / NEW YORK. Back cover printed with silver insignia. Natural interior printed with royal blue insignia and script lettering LE PAVILLON / 5 EAST 55th STREET / NEW YORK / HENRI SOULE / PROPRIETER / PLAZA 3-8388 / 8389
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lila A. Morris
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group