S/2520 Antique Treen 19th Century Walnut Go to Bed
A good walnut go to bed, which is larger than usual, having a base used to store matches and a domed lid with a match finial. It has a well turned moulded and stepped foot with a striker under.
As well as lighting the way to bed, they were also used on the desk for melting sealing wax for letters. The whole has a good rich colour and patination.
4½ in. (11.5 cm.) High
2½ in. (6.5 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1870