Posted 10 months ago
This is a wooden pocket watch case/stand made by my great grandfather around 1880-1900. You fold one part up and then you have a stand for your pocket watch. There is a little hole for the chain itself or upper part of watch to keep it in place. He made this as some sort of exam or entrance test for a job. To show his skills in carpentry. The box is handmade and handcarved. I don't know what kind of wood. Maybe pine that has been treated to look like darker finer wood like mahogny? This was in Sweden (Europe) so mahogny is not a natural type of wood for the area that is why I think it is made from something else. Could perhaps also be some kind of fruit tree?
I think it is beautiful. It is very smoth from the skilled work and from hands holding it before me. It is 7,8 cm x 7,8 cm.