This is a gorgeous vintage handmade pine wood box—I believe technically a knife or utensil box, but with lots of room inside it would be handy for keeping all sorts of things. The top of each side is attached by brass hinges near the handle, which is attached by brass screws at center. Really a beautiful piece.
I have not touched the wood at all on this piece; it is beautiful, with a nice patina, and in great condition. There is a very faint—noticeable only in certain light—ring mark (water stain) on the top of the box, and a tiny white mark on one side edge of the top, which may be a bit of white paint, and a couple of tiny dings.
The box measures 11 3/4" long x 7 3/4" wide x 3 1/4" tall.