This is a 19th century barrel shaped Tunbridge Ware go to bed. The lid has a boss in the centre to place the match, it unscrews for storage of the matches.

Note the ridges on the sides for striking the match against for friction.

It measures 4.5 cm h x 2.3 cm.

A match could be placed into a boss 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. Note this one still has its striking paper to the base of the box.

Antique Treen Tunbridge Ware Go to Bed

£75.00Price
    OPUS ANTIQUES
     
    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

    ANTIQUE TREEN

    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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