This is a particularly nice example of well-carved tramp art. Built around a cigar box, this box is in excellent shape and immaculately carved. Probably carved in mahogany, this has great examples of the "chain of lightning" style of chip carving where the carver works both sides of the lumber and creates a squiggle line. This was likely a sewing box at one point given the presence of 2 pin cushions at the top. 

Turn of the Century Tramp Art Box - Well Done