Big chunky hand made dovetails and old hand cut nails constructed this most beautiful box. It has its original escutcheon and hinges and once had a handle (I believe) on the top. The patina is gorgeous! The box is 11 1/2 inches long, 5 7/8 inches tall, and 6 1/2 inches deep. You can see its wear from age which adds to its charm. Two small strips of wood were added at one time to the top of the inside sides. Under the lid are some names and someone painted the loveliest swan in black; there's some black paint evident in spots on the rim of the inside lid. It is lovely to look out and I'd love to know its story.