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A most unusual three section lignum vitae go to bed in the classical form of a lighthouse, having a carved top made of coquilla nut, that unscrews to reveal a central hole for a small candle. This in turn unscrews from the base to reveal a storage area for candles and matches. The underside has a sand paper surface to strike a match. Go to beds were often found on desk tops and used to light and melt sealing wax for letters. The whole is beautifully made, has a lovely rich colour and is well turned in heart and sap wood, with an excellent patination as often found in lignum vitae items.

 

English Circa 1830

Dimensions

3¼ in. (8.5 cm.) High 1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) Diameter


Stock number

S/4503
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