This small sewing box is often referred to as a Sailor's Valentine. The top and base is decorated with sea shells. The center of the top has a pin cushion. The sides of the box are covered in a faux marble paper. The inside is pink. The paper hinge for the lid has been replaced with a fabric tape. There is a ribbon to hold the lid. The box measures 4 1/2" x 3 3/4" x 2 1/4". There is writing on the bottom. I cannot make it out.
Lovely Victorian Shell Box, Pincushion on Top