A group of 19th centiry go to beds, used for storing friction matches. Each of these has 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. The striking paper used to light the matches was usually on the base.

are to the base.


Each go to bed is priced separately from left to right the boxwood example is £68 and so is the second one which is turned from lignum vitae, the treen barrel shape one is £78 and the rosewood one with the unusual intergral square base is £98.

Antique Go to Beds

    We first became involved in Antique Treen and furniture some twenty five years ago and since then a passion for Treen, small wooden snuff boxes and decorative wooden items has developed into Opus Antiques.

    This web site shows only a  small selection of our current stock for sale, if you are looking for something you don't see, please contact us.


    We are also interested in buying Antique Treen items. As well as using our Contact page, you can also email or telephone us on 07941 285532


    The word Treen is derived from the word tree and is a term used to describe wooden household objects, all turned from one piece of wood e.g. a bowl, plate, gingerbread mould, and spoons, always having a function.

    Nowadays when we talk about Antique Treen it tends to cover all small wooden items including antique snuff boxes, candle stands, spice towers, etc. often made from several pieces of turned wood.


    When a piece of wood has been painstakingly turned or carved, handled, polished and loved over a few hundred years old, it can develop a wonderful colour and patina and becomes an irresistible piece of Antique Treen.

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