I bought this in France, sold as a cigar box. I'm unsure that was its original use, though one certainly could store wrapped smallish cigars (think Churchills or smaller Davidoff). It is not a humidor, but could hold cigars. Often, for any tobacco product we would see remnants of a foil interior liner. My suspicion is this is a vintage carving after the earlier 19th century Black Forest houses, and would have been a souvenir jewelry box. What I know for certain is we can't keep these beautifully carved little cottages - they sell as quickly as we find one. This is a petit one, just 7" widest. Nicely preserved, and very charming, detailed from all sides and viewpoints. Full measurements noted on the photos.
Very good to excellent condition throughout, age and type considered. I can find only one smallish flaw to note, and it's well-hidden. Look there, near where the lock plate is, when the cabin is open, and note that there is some surface roughness to 3 'bricks', no doubt from opening and closing it often. Otherwise, I am not finding any chips or cracks and no breaks or restorations. There is a working lock but we do not have the little key that would have come with it. At listing, it's offered without a key. If we find one, we'll annotate the listing and raise the price slightly. I found this one in France, but it is Swiss.