I love boxes made of wood, and I have collected them for years. Today, I am just showing you a few that are particular favorites of mine.
This first one belonged to Mother. I'm not sure if you can make it out - the top says "Compliments of The Season". It's a cigar box from 1901:
Inside , there is a picture of my niece and me, and the opened box is sitting there behind us. I love the gorgeous lithograph inside the lid of a lovely Victorian lass with Santa:
I've had this one so long I don't remember when or where I got it! I think it may be walnut, but I'm not sure.I believe it's an humidor:
You may not be able to see it in the picture, but the inside is completely lined with glass:
I love this one, too. Completely covered with roses done in pyrography - designs burned into the wood:
And lined inside with red silk:
This one is solid oak with a nice design detail on the top. I didn't take a picture of the inside. Just oak, not lined or anything; simply heavy, sturdy and practical:
All of these would be among my most treasured of my wooden boxes, if I had to choose.
But, I don't.