Small card/paper box, empty but lined with cotton wool; a gift from Mélanie Hahnemann to the wife of Rev Thomas Everest.

Handwritten, in French, on lid:  A sa / bonne Amie / Madame Everest / Mélanie Hahnemann / Santé Bonheur / 1st Janvier  / 1841

Trans: To her good Friend /Mrs Everest / Mélanie Hahnemann / Health and Happiness / 1st January / 1841