This decorated wood box is a beautiful example of a Florentine gilt box, and is handmade. This particular piece features a textured, carved surface with lovely detailing and a charming miniature painting inset on the curved top, mimicking the shape of a treasure chest. The interior is also painted in a cream finish. The "hinges" are actually small metal rings.
Measures 6"W x 3.5"D x 3.5"H. Surface wear and patina present, reflecting the age of the piece. Some chips in the gilt and painted surface (shown). Dates to the 1930s or 40s.