I typically go for old tramp art boxes completely covered with chip carved layers, but I really like the velvet on the exterior of this one, which appears to be a soft gray-green on a few of the sides and more of a gray-blue elsewhere, but I think it is probably all the same fabric which just sun faded in different ways, very much to the good in my opinion. I think it all makes for a nice combination of Victorian and folky, but with nice clean lines too. There is a key, but I've not been able to get it to engage, so I think perhaps the lock no longer functions, and it remains unlocks. With a crazy bright blue velvet interior that feels rather antithetical to the rest of it!
11 1/4” w 8 3/8” d x 6 3/4” t. Overall very good condition, sturdy and stable. There is a partial loss to one chip-carved strip at the rear on the lid, and a partial loss of one foot on the back side, not visible from the front and it still sits flat. Hinges are in very good condition, well attached and operating smoothly. Dated (I believe) 1911 on the underside.