Antique Go To Bed
Antique Go To Bed
Antique Go To Bed
Antique Go To Bed

Antique Go To Bed

c. 1860 uk

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An antique treen 19th centiry 'Go to bed', used for storing friction matches.Turned from lignum vitae with a mother of pearl inset with a small hole to the lid where a match would be inserted once lit. This would give you enough light to go to bed. They were also used for lighting sticks of wax seals for sealing letters. Note the striking paper used to light the matchesis on the base.
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