This piece is most-likely a document box or captain's box. It is wood construction with dovetailed sides. There are two handles on the side with a hole (probably which held a rope). There are copper pieces on a couple edges on the lid and around the sides along with the key hole. The hinges are older, but not original to the piece. It is painted chrome yellow which shows wear in certain areas. The piece measures approximately 13.75"x9.5"x8.5". The lock is missing on the inside and there is a brass emblem at the top which has an embossed ship sailing the ocean. It is a perfect piece for a stack or to place on a cupboard.