Here is a very interesting postage stamp box. It is comprised of a brass box with three interior compartments, with a heavy beveled glass insert on the hinged lid, and steel base. The steel base has cut or stamped design on all sides which has an Egyptian feel to me. It could be a late Egyptian Revival piece or an early Art Deco piece. Probably circa 1900.
The base measures 3 9/16" long, just under 2" wide and 7/16" tall. The brass stamp box measures 2 13/16" long, 1 5/16" wide (counting the hinge) and a bit over 1/2" tall, making the piece just over 1" tall all together. The brass lidded box opens smoothly and the glass is in excellent shape. There are no dents of other damage I can detect. The underside of the steel base is a bit pitted and rusty (see images).
A wonderful piece for your desk!
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