If the top opens, it looks like a portable liquor set and would have had a set of cordials and a decanter inside.
Value of $50 to $60 retail.
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I hope you purchased this, as it is a rare 19th century Victorian turned wood stand for holding and sorting yarn. The rounded bowl yarn holder at the top with original lid was done by a master millworker. This can easily flip for $300 - $400, and could even be priced as high as $800 - $1200.
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