This is an early Showa vintage c. (sewing box) with a unique arrangement of five drawers and an additional removable 6th section under the lidded top (see pictures 8 & 9). There is a secret drawer hidden behind this 6th drawer which is revealed when the 6th drawer is removed. There is a "pinky" hole to aid in opening the 7th hidden drawer. The lidded top section is divided into two areas (see pictures 8 & 9).This haribako has zelkova burl wood exteriors and paulownia (kiri) wood drawer interiors (see picture 7). Great skill was used in the workmanship in this chest with wooden pin as well as dovetail side joinery and beaded wooden surrounds on all drawers (see pictures 11 & 12). This chest has been well used yet well loved, with the exception of a few minor signs of past use some corner scuffs on lower drawer as well as some loss to the drawer beading (see picture 10). All drawers run smoothly and the top lidded section swings open and closed with ease. Please enjoy viewing the enlarged photos of this chest.
This chest measures 11 3/4" wide by 6 3/4" deep and 9 1/2 high (29.5 x 17 x 23). You'll love it, I guarantee it......... And the Shogun's Gallery have been in the Japanese antique business for over 36 years, and highly value our customers. Satisfaction Guarantee: All items are carefully described and photographed.Most items listed are antiques, and as such may have an expected amount of wear from normal use. We do not sell items with major flaws without mentioning it in the listing. See photos and descriptions for condition. The item "ANTIQUE JAPANESE BURL ZELKOVA WOOD 7 DRAWER HARIBAKO SEWING TANSU CHEST SECRET" is in sale since Thursday, March 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Boxes". The seller is "sailerking" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.