I imagine this elegant copper cigarette box set on a mahogany table in some richly appointed library or drawing room back in the day, filled with cigarettes ready to be offered graciously to guests sitting in leather club chairs and enjoying lively conversation! I am guessing it dates from the 30s, though am unsure of its maker; it is stamped on the bottom with the initials CP and a fleur-de-lys, but I have not been able to identify it by those marks. I do know that it is beautifully made, heavy and substantial, and lined with wood inside, I believe cedar.
I have not attempted to clean this box as I love the darkness of the aged copper but I imagine it would brighten up nicely. One hinge is attached by a fitted wire rather than the original pin and one corner of the box is slightly bent (both well documented in the photos). The box opens and closes easily and is in good overall condition; a truly lovely object. 4" wide x 6.25" long x 1.5" high.