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Antique Japanese Gyosho Bako
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Antique Japanese Gyosho Bako

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Furniture: Pre 1920: Item # 1265210
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Antique Japanese gyosho bako, or merchant's box, with iron rings and a smoothed carved indentation on one side so that it may be carried comfortably on a person's back. It has an interesting signature branded on its front door, and its side has the branded mark of a trio of leaves. The front door locks closed, and opens with a kan (ring) pull to an interior with four long drawers. Kanji seal, Edo Age c1800. Size: 19.5" height, 14.25" front to back, 5.75" width