In the eighteenth century, boxes like this would be found in homes and taverns and used to store clay pipes and tobacco. Today, it is a wonderful accent piece for the fireplace and the perfect place to store fireplace matches or candles.
The example shown was fashioned from solid mahogany and features a simple dovetailed drawer to hold smaller matches or perhaps a lighter.
The box is finished is shellac and has a beautiful warm glow that is perfect for any room.
Also available in maple, curly maple, and cherry.