I have had this box for some time and a dealer wanted to buy it but I told him I have to know what it is and what it was used for so he suggested this fomat. This beautiful hand cut dovetailed box is very well made. It was all hand made, not done at a factory. I don't see anything that leads me to believe it ever had a lid. The large opening is a galvanized tin insert that show rust or wear from water being in it about half way up. This galvanized insert can be removed. Next to the large opening is a smaller opening that a mouse has chewed to get into the drawer below, which is missing the pull.. Beautiful handcut dovetails and handcut handle openings. The corners all have wooden pegs thru them. This was purchased at a farm auction a long time ago and it came with a large assortment of feed sacks. I was told it could have been a "hucksters" box, he put items for sale inside and sold off the back of a wagon. Also told it could have been a salesmans sample for a dry sink??? That is all I know, I have loaded several pictures, hoping someone might know more than I do... Thanks!