This item is a lovely large HAND CARVED BLACK FOREST BOX with ORIGINAL KEY. The box is quite large measuring 11 3/4" by 8 1/2 by 7 3/4"H. It features a lovely shape and a nicely carved top with carved images of leaves and flowers including a beautifully carved rose at the top of the box. The box has lovely color and patina. The interior is newly lined with a dark blue silk fabric. The hinges work well and there is a working lock with original key in the front of the box. The box is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, breaks or repairs - an excellent example. It dates c1890.