A fine quality, antique, Scandinavian desk box, carved in the late Baroque fashion, hand crafted with a dovetailed case, forged iron hinges and small ball feet. It was used to store writing items on a table top and perhaps to rest a book on the slanted top as you were reading. The box is all original except for the finish. It was originally painted, and has been cleaned down to the wood but it can be stained and waxed darker if desired.
DATE 17th century
DIMENSIONS Width 12.5 Depth 10 Height 9 in.