This is a wow and beautifully made! The wood has a beauty soft red tone to it which appears to possibly red oak. The wood grain in on the sides look very much like oak and are so gorgeous. The lid has a finer grain but still the red coloring, this possibly could be cherry or they could have chosen a finer grain piece of oak. The ends have been dove tailed together giving it a wonderful look. A piano hinge fastens the lid to the base and an old worn brass latch is on front. The inside has a paisley liner with glass over it in the base. You can see either tobacco or tea under the glass. The lid has a earthenware insert which weighs down the lid to fit the grooved rim of the top snugly into the grooved rim of the bottom. There is a few small flaws on the corners and the underside has some spits in the wood. Please see the pictures!
This humidor / tea caddy weights 8lbs. The weighted and lined earthenware lid was designed to insure a firm seal and protect the moisture of the items inside the box. A gentleman that has a similar box believes it was possibly made in Germany as a promotional item by the Mercedes-Benz Company.
Measures: 7 3/4" H x 11 1/2" L x 8" W
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