A stunning Mid Century Spanish walnut box measuring 8 3/4" by 6" by 3", this is in the form of a book with heavy iron hinges secured by rivets. The top of the box has a panel of embossed leather depicting a flamenco dancing scene, the leather is also secured to the lid with rivets. The edges of the box have carved out tree rings, the carved wood, heavy structure and black ironwork give the box an ancient Medieval look.
This is a stylish Spanish piece that is a perfect example of the Hacienda decor that was hugely popular in the late 1960's and early 70's, place this on a side table with a large drip glazed ceramic lamp with topped with a hessian shade and you pretty much have the look.
The condition of the box is excellent, near mint, it is a nice size that would be perfect for holding playing cards, cigarettes and the like, or enjoy just for the highly decorative effect, see photos for full details.