This is an incredibly charming cutlery box painted true red with a great deco design in white. The paint shows wear but is still bright and festive looking after all these years. The bottom of the box is wavy and a bit cracked. It almost feels like it is made out of tree bark or very fine wood shaving and there are two layers of it. I wouldn't recommend putting anything too, too heavy in it but this is a marvelous display piece still useable for light storage. It measures 13.5" x 8.5" x 2".