19TH century or earlier. 9” X 5 ¼”, with one piece body and lid with hinged hasp. The bottom with an X maker’s mark. Flared feet below ogee molding. The sides and lid with particularly high relief detail of foliate bands, arabesques and addorsed peacocks. Well and crisply hand chased throughout. The interior in red velvet (worn), the lid portion padded. Surface rusted key which operates the lock. Attractive and a work of quality and skill long lost.