An art deco wood box with lift off lid. This item would be amateur made, either as shed work or the kind of item made for a school project. It is distinctly Deco in shape and the raised strap lid is really quite nice. Simple nailed and glued construction with rebating for the corners of the body. The handle is oak, I'm not certain of the body, possibly sycamore. It was perhaps intended as a pen box, and indeed came with a variety of pen nibs inside, these will also be included for the buyer. It certainly captures the Deco mood, and has great charm being an amateur piece.
Split to one corner of the lid. Construction is basic but charming. Normal age related wear, marks etc.