Lidded Boxes are, generally, strictly Decorative Objects (though, I could see someone using one to hide a surprise - a Trojan Horse, as it were - like giving the Lidded Box as a gift to my Beloved and putting an Engagement Ring inside.) If I had a Beloved, that's what I might do.
These Things - the long, narrow ones - are fun to make. It involves putting a Rectangular piece of Wood on the Lathe and carefully manipulating Sharp Steel presenting it in such a way as to not have the Thing explode in one's face. So, they're a little bit dangerous. But, oh, the outcome, when one succeeds.