A 19th century boxwood travelling candlestick, the top which protects the candle whilst travelling unscrews from the base and screws into the side as a hollow tube acting as a handle. The base unscrews for the storage of three or four matches.
Note the base has concentric circles for striking the matches.
Similar ones illustrated in Pinto, plate 125.
It measures 13.5cm h x 5cm w when closed.