June 4, 2005
Victorian Match Holder
The double pocket ones were, I think, used for lamps. Take the match from one pocket, light it, light the lamp, put the used match in the second pocket.
We don't know much about match holders, but we like them for their lines and different styles. I have them all on the wall over our woodstove as a display.
The fancier ones like this were probably used in Victorian times.