Looks like an old phone or signaler, i dont know, my wife's grandfather used to work for the phone co.
Looks like an old, small switchboard. Does it look like something can be plugged into holes in that area on the lower left?
yes there are 4 holes on the bottom left!
anyone have any idea the value of this thing?
Looks like a very small office switchboard.
Value? Probably not much unless you can find a collector.
Steampunk designers would go gaga over that, because it is wood+old technology. I say $200 easy on ebay, an you may be very pleasantly surprised.