15" (38 cm.) x 11". A wooden box with engraving under glass on its lid encircled by gilt paper borders contains an elaborately fitted interior. The inside lid has a rich gilt-framed tilting mirror,and the box itself contains seven smaller boxes whose elaborate lids have red silk ribbon trim,and rose paper lined interiors. There are also three green velvet cushions with gilt edging,and a sunken center box with framed mirror. The center box has a penciled note on the interior"M. Raffin gagne a la loterie" (Mr. Raffin won at a lottery) giving a clue to its luxury origin. Excellent condition. French,circa 1860,an exceptional luxury sewing box.