It has been rubbed with a darkening stain which now has a nice patina. The lid is hinged and has the potential to lock though the original key is not here.
Inside the lid is a remnant of paper which reads The Bu.... A few letters and symbols can be distinguished, including a deer head with antlers and a train. There is red velvet lining the inside of the box. Some pieces of wood have broken away and are not available, including two dog feet, both dog tails and one rabbit ear.A few leaf fronds are missing and one rabbit ear has been glued back on. A few broken pieces have been left in the box. The hinge of the lid works fine. The velvet is slightly discolored but not torn.
This is a lovely example of wood carving craftsmanship. The item "Black Forest 16 Desk Box Jewelry Carved Wooden Dog Rabbit Figures Nature c1900" is in sale since Thursday, June 28, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes". The seller is "momsfavoritethings951" and is located in Riverside, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.