A wonderful new version of the antique writing box. This box is made from figured cherry. It measures sixteen inches long, eight inches deep and five inches tall. It is made to hold writing tools and a A-5 size journal. The writing slopes are hinged to provide access to storage compartments found beneath the slopes. The box measures sixteen inches long, eight inches wide and five inches tall. It is made entirely of figured cherry wood, no secondary woods are used. The spinner knob and attached lever are made from rosewood. All the hardware is brass. the hinges are custom made for me by a local machinist. The box is finished with six coats of varnish, polished to a silky smoothness.