This is an old document box from the 1700's. They were used by families for all their important worldly possessions and carried cross country in covered wagons.
Most of the buttery soft deer hide is gone and I still have the handmade brass brads in a container inside. This one has the initials DB on top - same as mine. Yet, it just sits under the gothic stained glass window.
The hardware, nails and brads are all handmade.
The wallpaper covering the inside is very thick and heavy and just gorgeous.
Don't have the key. Definitely not museum quality, but I don't see them anymore. Because of the condition, I didn't price it too high. This is going to the booth today. We'll see. If no one snaps it up, I'll put a higher price on it. I did that with an old Lifesavers store display last week and it sold.