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Antique Japanese Merchant Writing Box Suzuri Bako


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Furniture: Pre 1900: Item # 1409573

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This is an antique Japanese merchant writing box called Kake Suzuri Bako. It was constructed out of beautiful Keyaki (Zelkova) and Sugi (Cedar) woods. Most likely used by a wealthy merchant, this box held the inkstone, brushes, paper, paperweight, and money that was used for daily business record keeping. It is dated Meiji 32 (1899) from Tamura Gun. It measures that 9 " tall, 8" wide, 12" deep.