This charming old storage box measures 11" by 8 3/4" by 4 1/2" tall.
Made of thick (5/16") wood with a hinged lid and many coats of heavy varnish or shellac. Barely visible under this are what are believed to be stencils of sea shells surrounded by floral designs and flourishes, some hand painted. Outlined with thin orange enamel lines.
The inside has been painted in flat green paint and this appears to be a newer addition, as does the gold felt glued to the bottom.
The box is structurally sound although the lid sits slightly off-center from the base. We have tried to show the heavy 'alligator-ing' to the thick finish on the top surface of the lid. The other surfaces also show finish crazing although by no means as extreme as on the top.
A charming old box with lots of character and a nice size for storage.