Historical information

This box is a decorative item made to be used in the household. It could have held cigars or jewellery items.


This box has been an attractive item but it has no known local provenance. It will be useful for display.

Physical description

This is a rectangular-shaped wooden box which has been reinforced with metal inserts. It has metal hinges and a locking mechanism with a keyhole lined with metal. There is no key. The box is completely covered, except for the base, with inlaid material consisting of small black pieces and triangular-shaped white pieces, possibly bone. The inlaid material forms a decorative pattern around the box. Portions of the decoration are missing and some other parts broken away.