This is an old wooden file box that appears to be made of oak with a light finish. It has dove-tailed corners and the lid has decorative steel hinges on the back. The sides of the lid are not cut straight across but have a nice slightly curved line. It is a bit crude in that the cut of the lid is not even and tapers from one end to the other. On the front, the lid portion measures about 1 ¼” at one end and about 1 3/8” at the other end. This box takes standard 3” x 5” index cards so it would be perfect in the kitchen for recipe cards or used in the office for keeping track of computer user names and passwords. The outside of the box is finished but the inside is not. The bottom appears to be stained with a purple/black ink.
It measures about 5 5/8” wide by 3 1/4” deep by 4 1/4” high and is in fair condition with some wear. The finish has blemishes and some scratch wear. The right front corner seems to be worn down and slightly uneven. The left front corner is stain from the ink on the bottom which I do not feel was original. Inside the lid is some writing in pen which includes a name. All that said, it does have character!
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Vintage Oak File Box for Standard Index Cards for Kitchen or Office
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