I love boxes in all shapes and forms. I ran across this 8 inch container the other day and had to have it! The seller assured me that it is from the late 1800's to early 1900's (in other words, he didn't have a clue) and that it was used to store knitting 'things'...I told him knitting needles were a little long for this particular case, but maybe he meant crochet hooks? What do you think? What is it?