This is a fabulous large vintage box - it has a certain bit of age to it - but it is difficult to be precise on dating old wooden boxes.
On a stylistic basis, it is early 20th century - certainly no later than the 1940s / 1950s.
It is made of a fine fruitwood - and as you can see in my photographs - it is in very good vintage condition.
Nice and clean inside and also without any issues to the exterior.
The interior is unfitted with no inserts or trays (as designed) - it is nice and clean with no cracking or staining.
The box is hinged to the back - and the hinge is sturdy and without issue.
There is no lock (as designed).
Dimensions: the outer size is 14 x 11 inches - with an external height of 6 inches. The interior dimensions are 13 x 10 inches.
The box would make a great sewing box for storing threads and yarns - or just as an attractive and special box for keeping precious keepsakes or documents in.
It is very stunning and with all the decoration being done by hand - it is a unique and top quality item.
More photographs are available on request for interested customers.