It is 16 inches tall, 27 inches wide, and 14 inches deep.
A shelf or cabin top binnacle, one of the oldest styles to hold a ship's compass. It appears to be mahogany with a brass oil side lamp and added compensating irons on brass arms. The flotation compass has been drained but appears balanced with the card turning freely. Probably came from a coastal steamer, or an old steam tug. They were also used on wooden schooners that carried railroad iron, oar and scrap from the 1880s until after World War I. It is 16 inches tall, 27 inches wide, and 14 inches deep.