This is not your plastic pencil box from the office supply. This box is a lovely wood. The top has painted red roses. There are two engraved design lines on the sliding lid. An indention has been made in the lid for pulling the lid aside. When the lid is slid open, 3 pencil trays and erasure hole are revealed. The top tray can then be rotated to reveal two more slots for pens or pencils. Then the top two compartments can be slid open to reveal a bottom tray with a single large tray. There is writing on the bottom and sides of the box; typical of a student. The patina is really nice. The box measures 9" x 1 3/4" x 2".