Email The Zentner Collection at
to inquire about this item
Unusual Japanese Two Piece Black Lacquer Gyosho Bako
Listed Price $8,000.00
Very unusual antique Japanese matching pair of black lacquer gyosho bako (peddler's boxes). Each has a full height door with eight brass hinges. One box opens to a large compartment. The other opens to a series of 5 drawers of different sizes. Each box has a square hole for a carrying pole.
This piece would have been used to carry and store a merchants livelihood. Selling objects or services carried out by the tools store inside. A Thick hardwood pole would join the two together and allow the merchant to carry them on his back.
These would look stunning on a Custom Black iron stand (Made in-house, Inquire for details).
Edo Period (Early 19th Century).
Size of each box: 28 3/4" high x 10 1/4" wide x 16 1/4" deep.