The Ravelled Sleave
Cardboard, ink, staple and striker
overall (closed): 4.8 x 5.4 x 0.6 cm (1 7/8 x 2 1/8 x 1/4 in.)
White cardboard matchbook printed in crème and brown on the matchcover is designed in an all around label printed over the saddle with eight silhouetted figures standing on a straight line above the text "THE RAVELLED SLEAVE"; this design runs perpendicular to the orientation of the matchcover; the figures are dressed in late nineteenth century clothing including trained dresses, introduced by designer Charles Frederick Worth, and fans on the two women and top hats on the men; "3rd at 79th / (212) 628-8814" is printed above the staple; “CLOSE COVER .. STRIKE ON BACK" is printed on the footer.
Gift of Joshua Shapiro
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