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S/5780 Antique Treen Late Victorian Oak Match Container and Candlestick

A cylindrical brass hinged match container, having a pewter inset candlestick of small proportions, used for melting sealing wax to secure envelopes or important documents. The interior of the lid has sandpaper for striking purposes. It is a most unusual item for the desk top, made of oak with a side handle for carrying purposes. The whole has a good medium colour, grain and patination.

Provenance: from a Welsh private collection

Sold 3 in. (9.5 cm.) Wide
5 in. (14.5 cm.) High
2 in. (7 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1900