Poker Night

Arts & Crafts Hand-Tooled Copper Spade-Form Match Holder with Silver Rivets (LEO Design)

Once the province of weekly male bonding, "Poker Night" seems to have gone the way of craps games and bowling leagues. Cigars, blue talk and midnight sandwiches are less popular today than they were 80 years ago.  Which makes this copper match holder even more interesting.  Made around 1910, it might have been part of a larger "smoking set" with an ashtray and cigarette holder.  The tiny silver rivets hint at a sophisticated past, while the striated hand-tooled texturing remind us that a talented person crafted this handsome piece, one stroke at a time.  Please click on the photo above to learn more about it.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques ( or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248