This is really a wonderful box, very finely carved on all sides and stained a terrific near-black. The carving is just fantastic, densely covering every inch of the top and most of the sides--all very painstakingly done, but revealing the hand of its maker through small imperfections here and there. IReally lovely, in great shape, and of a very useful size for holding all manner of things.
There is a bit of wear to the stain in spots, and very small dings here and there. There seems to be just a tiny bit of warping to the wood of the lid such that it sits just a tiny bit higher on one side - very minor. The hinges are well secure and the interior clean. 7" x 7" x 3".