This large box is made from a dense wood, most likely mahogany. The box is large measuring 12 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 6 1/2". The hinges are in very good condition. The inside is quite clean. The attention grabbing detail is the beautiful painted yellow lilies on the top of the box. The are quite lovely and well done. This box could be used for storing letters or papers or any number of keepsakes. It is a pleasure to own this box, at least for a little while.