This box was designed and retailed by Edward F. Caldwell in the first quarter of the twentieth century. Described as a “cigar and cigarette box,” the entry for the piece in the Caldwell account books, No. 22351, is dated August 12, 1912 and indicates that it was designed by a ‘Mr. Etesse,’ whose name appears throughout the Caldwell ledgers in the beginning of the 20th century. It is listed as a sample object for the showroom, indicating that it was not designed for a particular client. The corresponding photographs (figure 1) and design drawing (figure 2) for the box are held in the E. F. Caldwell & Co. Collection.