This is a vintage or antique Richenbacher ACE bakelite lap steel guitar. I have tried to research the age on this but i could not determine anything specific. My guess is that it is from the 40's. It is missing strings and a couple of the fret dots are missing. The spelling of richenbacher changed from a ch to a k in later models.
The original case is pretty rough. The bakelite is in excellent condition. There is one scratch up near the tuners as seen in the last pic. I unscrewed and took off the back for a pic in case that helps you date this.
I just plugged this into my bass amp and sound comes out. The item "Vintage ACE Rickenbacher Rickenbacker Bakelite LAP STEEL GUITAR AS IS NR" is in sale since Tuesday, September 21, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Lap & Pedal Steel Guitars". The seller is "sequimsalty" and is located in Sequim, Washington.
This item can be shipped to United States.