Antique 'Go to Bed'
Antique 'Go to Bed'
Antique 'Go to Bed'
Antique 'Go to Bed'
Antique 'Go to Bed'
Antique 'Go to Bed'

Antique 'Go to Bed'

c. 1840 uk

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A very nicely turned lignum vitae 'Go to Bed' for storing matches in. The base has a series of concentric circles, which gives friction, and acts as the match striker. The top unscrews for storage of matches. At the top is a small finial with a hole in the top for a single match to be inserted. These antique 'Go to Beds' were used to give enough light to get into bed avoiding using a candle.
They were also used to light the sticks of sealing wax for letters.
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