Lovely old shell covered box, over a papier mache or paper material, sturdy. These were made by sailors as a folk art type of gift to take home to loved ones. This is an old one. It is structurally sound but the lid is coming loose, no problem for display but if you want to store things in it, you might want to do a glue repair. It measures 5 and 1/2" by 4" and 2 and 1/2" tall. Lovely blue and silver paper sides. No missing shells. There are some beautiful shells on the top. French or English origin.