Another what is it: this time, a sort of box
Check out the pictures Ideas on what was this used for? It's very oddly shaped. Id almost guess it was a primitive commode, but its just too small. Lid opens on the narrow face. While the front and sides have a bit of eastlake-ish carved decorations the back is plain. Note the square nails. Mortise and tenon construction. Frame of lid is walnut, but the very top panel is pine. Bottom is pine. Front sides and back are all walnut.
I'm guessing 1850-1880ish date wise- Possibly factory made, but construction is kind of inconsistent for that.