I like old boxes. I do not know why. This old document box is well, rustic, but it had my initials in nailheads on the curved top. Dating from the early 1800's, these boxes were hauled around in wagons and carriages, holding legal documents, perhaps the family bible, etc. It is decorated with nailheads, deer skin and brass and iron locks and handles. I don't know when the pretty blue paper was added, but it is heavy. The bird of paradise does not show up well in this picture. Would have been wonderful to find old photos and paperwork.