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Antique Japanese Kiri Gyosho Bako

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Furniture: Pre 1920: Item # 1337896
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5757 Horton Street
Emeryville, CA 94608

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Antique Japanese Gyosho Bako (merchant's chest) made with Kiri (paulownia) wood in all original finish. Each side has original iron rings for straps to feed through to Create a Backpack.
Originally used as an backpack to carry from one town to the next. Merchant selling his objects or services that he contained within this piece. The front has two hinged locking doors with several drawers hidden within. Beautiful original finish and condition.
Mid Edo age (1615-1867)

Size: 18.75" L x 15.5" W x 29.75" H