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Shun Lee Palace

Object Number: 
2007.6.60
Date: 
ca. 1960-1980
Medium: 
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
Dimensions: 
overall (closed): 5.1 x 5.4 x 0.6 cm (2 x 2 1/8 x 1/4 in.)
Description: 
White cardboard matchbook printed in blue and gold; the matchcover is designed with a blue background and all the print, including the design emblem featuring a dragon in a circle with a key border that is printed on the front below the printed text "SHUN LEE PALACE"; "155 EAST 55TH ST. 371-8844" is printed on the front below the design emblem and above the staple; on the reverse, "Long life to you" is printed below the Chinese character for longevity; both the Chinese and the English appear above the striker; "155 EAST 55TH ST. 371-8844" is printed on the saddle; "LION MATCH CORP OF AMERICA NEW YORK" is printed on the manumark; on the interior a restaurant review is printed "SHUN LEE PALACE / 155 East 55th St. / (Bet. Lexington & 3rd Aves.) / New York, N.Y. / 371-8844 / Take out & Delivery Service / the elegance of Western / Service with the Best of Chinese / food *** New York Times / FREE PARKING AFTER 6 P.M."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group