Love the zebra pattern, not so much the wrought iron...
So, I went to Michael's craft store and bought gold color rub n buff, a metallic finish wax that you rub on with your finger or a soft cloth. I recommend a old white t-shirt, it can be fairly hard to get the wax out from under your fingernails. I love the way it turned out! I wouldn't have been able to duplicate this finish with paint, the iron base looks like it was made out of brass, which was the aim.
Here is the box with the stand going through the process...
I think this is the final transformation for this box, I wouldn't change it again.
I placed on top a beautiful coral my son gave me for Christmas and my husband's gold and bone magnifying glass he found at a garage sale.
Have a wonderful day!