I have always liked items for use in an office or on a desk. I have also always liked English letter or postal boxes. This is an exceptional one in quartered quartersawn oak. Pretty cylinder shape (I have heard this shape referred to as lighthouse shape) with letter slot in the top and original 'POST' label on the front. Inside retains an hours of collection memo from long ago. In excellent refinished condition with a smooth, even and authentic finish. According to the registry tag affixed to the piece, the date of manufacture is 1872. Measures 17.5 x 9 inches. With original working key. Would be hard to fine a nicer example. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Either email us or your are welcome to call at our store on Friday, or Saturday at 574-594-9100. We will help arrange shipping for you; our experience with large or small has been excellent. We do offer an easy layaway program. Usually just 20% down with the remaining term somewhat negotiable---we try to be very flexible on this. Just email to discuss layaway terms. We guarantee everything we sell to be authentic - no exceptions. We have been in business over 30 years and our reputation is without flaw. Contact us for further information about our store and our online catalog which has photos of all of our current inventory. We normally have additional photos in our catalog. Thanks for looking!