This floral inlay miniature box still has it's original label on the bottom that is marked: AUX BOIS D'OLIVIER / A. RUEGGER / R.du Pony-Neuf. G / Nice. The Olive, Olea europaea, is a species of a small tree in the family Oleaceae, native to the coastal areas of the eastern Mediterranean Basin (the adjoining coastal areas of southeastern Europe, western Asia and northern Africa) as well as northern Iran at the south end of the Caspian Sea. The process of producing an olive wood craft requires labor intensity and consists of many stages, often involving the work of multiple artisans. Depending on what the particular product is, the process could take up to 45 days. Most professional artisans go through six to seven years of training. Olive wood is used because it is easier to carve than other woods and could be done accurately with simple hand tools. Also, it has a diverse variety of natural color and tonal depth, due to the annual structure. It is also resistant to decay and receptive to a number of surfacing treatments In very good condition without splits or cracks it does have some dings in the lid surface which I have shown in my pictures and it measures 1 3/8 inches high, 3 inches wide and 2 1/4 inches deep. It comes without a key but has a magic lock that needs a tool like a pen tip or nut pick to hold in for it to open. An addition to any Floral Inlaid Wood Box Collection. SH & Ins. will be quoted after orders placed. If you have questions feel free to contact me and thank you for looking.