I don't know the story of this antique box, I didn't find it until after my mother had passed. I know her maiden name is on it. Maybe an old boyfriend gave it to her or my father when he was courting her. I just don't know and my father doesn't remember it. It's also possible it belonged to my grandmother. I wish I knew the story, but I never will. I have no idea of the age, but it's in very good condition. It must date from anywhere from the early forties to late sixties.