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A 19th century ebony and fruit wood Go to Bed in the shape of a chess piece, the rook. Note this Go to Bed is not only a match holder but has space on the lid to either light a small candle or a match. It unscrews in the middle for storage. The underside of the base has the remains of the striker paper to light the matches.

This is example is a good size measuring  approx 8.5cm h x 4cm w.

A match could be placed  in the lid and would give enough light to go to bed hence the name. The were also used for lighting wax sticks for sealing letters. 

Antique Treen Combination Go to Bed -Candle & Match Holder

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