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Antique Japanese Keyaki Money Box

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Wood: Pre 1900: Item # 1186242
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An antique money box or zenibako made out of keyaki wood. The front panel detaches and back side of the board may have been used to test the brush before writing notes and documents. The bottom side of the box contains an inscription possibly the location of where the box was placed. Interestingly, on the front of the box next to the lock is a traditional logo carved on the panel. The logo is often used by merchants and often seen on door curtains to storehouses in the Edo Period. Age: 19th century. Size: Length 17.6" Width 11.6" Height 11.6"