Beautifully grained wooden box for a gentleman's desk. Made to hold one pencil/pen in a slot outside the closed compartment. The interior would have held other writing accessories. Hinged top shows more handsome graining and stays open when extended. The bottom, sides and back panel are polished wood (not grained like the top). This piece is in very good condition (there is a place on the lower left front that might look like a flaw in the first photo but is actually the natural grain). Measures 10 1/4" wide, 4" deep and 1 1/8" tall.