This postal balance is mahogany and brass. It has oval pans, more unusual than the ones with the square pans. It also has a list of rates engraved on one side. It is 7.5" across, 4.5" deep at it's deepest. There is an assembled set of brass weights, 4oz.,2 oz., 1 oz., and 1/4 oz. It's not only terrific looking on your desk, but is very capable in weighing your envelopes for correct postage - no standing in line at the Post Office. Circa 1890 Shipping and insurance is included.