This is an antique box from Ching Dynasty from China. This could be a jewelery box as it is fitted with a brass hasp ( the staple is missing except the hinged metal strap). The box was made of paper mache and covered with leather and lacquered in red. Nice decorative brass motives were tooled on this box.
Purchased from Ebay.
Dim : 29.5cm x 18cm x 14.5 cm
Date : 19th Century CE ( Ching Dynasty)
Material : Paper Mache with red lacquered vellum
Origin : China