Wonderful Antique Tole Painted Document Box, with the gilt initials V R. The box is certainly old, it has it's English registration number stamped in the top. I'm not 100% certain when this was painted, but it's definitely decorative, painted by hand with white and gold, and a beautiful addition to your home.
Made of metal, it has a curled latch and hasp enabling it to be locked, the lid has a looped metal handle. Good condition overall, there is a dent in the top as shown, and a few other areas of wear and dents. I used it to display this season's best roses from our garden.