This box is best described as a silk spool box. It is a heavy wooden box with a Chinese hand painted design on the top. The inside is clearly a way to separate silk thread for embroidery. It looks like a practical piece, that was used in the early part of the 20th century. The craftsmanship is solid and made to last. The box is good vintage condition with some damage to the paint of the upper corner of the lid. No structural damage. The box is a moss green color. Measurements are: 15" by 6" by 4".