This is a l950's Kigu gilt carryall compact. It has a compartment for solid powder, another for 7 (smaller) cigarettes and a clamp for a lipstick on top. These would have been used, for example, to go to a dinner dance and were small enough to rest on the table at dinner. They were luxury items and would have been expensive at the time. See full details on my web site - www.gillianhorsup.com - reference 2553 B124/1 Price £98.