This is an early 1800s yew wood box, probably used as a sewing box.The large box is veneered with burr yew wood,  there is stringing to the edges and a central pannel on the lid with a country scene. There are side handles for carrying,  and a kite shaped escutcheon with a working  key all standing on four brass ball feet. C1820

It measures 32cm w x 23.5cm d x 14cm h.

Antique Yew Wood Sewing Box