A 19th century go to bed with fern decoration on it. The top lifts off for storage of matches.

The underside of the base has striker paper for lighting the matches. a single match could be placed in the top bone boss to give enough lighjt to go to bed. These were also used as desk items for lighting was sticks for sealing letters.

It measures 7cm h x 6cm w.

Antique 'Go to Bed' - fern decoration