I love dovetailed boxes. Something about the careful craftsmanship involved strikes a chord, I guess. Like this one.
It is lined with red velvet, and holds all of the accessories to my antique Wheeler & Wilson No. 9 sewing machine. I suspect it is original to the machine, but I could be wrong. I just think it is beautiful.
I like (maybe even prefer)the more primitive dovetailed boxes too. I have two of these. They were discovered "upstairs someplace" in the family home before I went off to college. They were covered in thick dark green paint, but I refinished them. They served as storage/nightstand in college and ever since. They currently are in the living room. I was told that my grandfather obtained them from a CCC project.
These two sit on a dresser holding hair and jewelry doodads. They originally held fish of some sort, if you can read the red writing on the one.
A stack of dovetailed boxes acts as bookshelves.
A new friend recently gave me this cheery red tea cup as a hostess gift. Much like a child at Christmas who ignores the toy and plays with the box it came in,
I'll be honest and say I am probably more enamoured of the teacup's wonderful packaging.