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Japanese Antique Tall Dark Gyosho Bako (Peddler's Box)

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Furniture: Pre 1900: Item # 1097820
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5757 Horton Street
Emeryville, CA 94608

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Antique Japanese gyosho bako (peddler's box), made with sugi (cryptomeria) wood frame with all kiri (paulownia) wood front and interior, hinged door with iron lock plate, interior has 5 drawers of graduating sizes, all hirute shaped iron drawer pulls, exterior has one large drawer below the door which has hardware to match the interior drawers, pairs of iron rings on either side of the chest were used for carrying, inside of largest drawer has characters possibly previous owner. Edo Period (late 18th/early 19th century). Size: 27 1/4" high x 11 3/4" wide x 17 3/4" deep.