This is a wonderful Baroque style tabletop box that would also make a great humidor. The detailed carving and worn gilded surface patina make this an unusual and compelling piece. Brings to mind the age of the Robber Barons, I could see this on the desk of J P Morgan or Henry Clay Frick. And it will make a nice addition or contrast to a modern interior. This box talks to me. Italian, circa 1900.