Originally I thought this was a shaker box but researching realized it was overlapped "Svepask" technique with a single finger. It is an oval 5.75" long and 4" wide with a rounded top lid. It is in Excellent condition original stain, and wooden tacks with great patina. The makers name and dated are etched in the bottom. His initials are in script they may be HSL or HPL or HPS???