This lovely late Georgian mahogany dovetailed wall box, or wall pocket, measures 12 1/2" in length by 4 3/4" deep by 8 1/4" high.
It is in very good undamaged condition. There are no cracks, separations or repairs. The wood has a wonderful warm, mellow patina. Originally it was probably used to store candles so they would always be readily accessible.
A very simple yet pleasing design. This decorative, useful item dates to the first quarter of the 19th century.