This is an interesting flatware case from the Art Deco Period, circa 1930's. It features a red painted top (not sure of the material but seems to be some sort of paper covered lightweight pressboard), faux beige alligator leather covered bottom with a sea green half-cylinder shaped wood handle on the front. There is a thin piece of wood that has been covered in a green cloth on each side of the box on the bottom which serves as the contrasting feet. This case has a red anti-tarnish interior lining with cream satin in the knife section. This chest would be perfect for a small silverplated or sterling silver set.
SIZE: Holds a service for 10 (or more if you don't have every knife in the lid). There are 10 double loops in the lid for knife storage along with 10 slots in the lower section for stacking other pieces (not counting the slot on each end which would be a good place for a serving piece on its side). Box measures 16-1/8" x 11-3/8" x 3-1/2" tall.
As you can see, there is some wear to the red paint on the lid, mostly on the corners and a little on the very top. This could be touched up since it is paint. The green cloth on the feet is also showing wear. The interior is very clean and in nice condition. No musty or mildew odors. Hinges are good and box closes snugly. Would make a nice addition to your art deco style kitchen!
I have more silverware storage cases available in my shop. Just click on the "Silverware Chests" link at the top just above my shop name to see them all!