Was doing research in the collection of a small-town historical society and this was on display. The volunteer in charge let me take it out and photograph it.
It's fairly early. I'd place it at turn-of-the-century or possibly even a little earlier. It's missing the drawer in the back, but it has the opening for it.
The packet inside it was for a few 048 Falcons sold through the nearby Northampton (Massachusetts) Commercial College which opened sometime before 1889 and closed in 1973.
Just thought y'all might appreciate it.