Japanese Vintage 7 Drawer W/ Secret Tansu Haribako Sewing Box Burl Maple For Sale
This is an early Showa Era (c. 1930s) haribako (sewing box) with a unique arrangement of five drawerswith an additionalremovable top drawer and a hidden seventh drawerlocated behind theremovable drawer in the flip top lidded section. The removable section under the flip top lid is divided into three sections with a removable pin cushion on the left and on the far right a "third hand" which flips up and sets into place.
Behind this is a secret drawer, opened by pulling it out using the finger hole (see pictures 9 & 10). On the back right side is a slot in which a bamboo measuring device (not included) could be stored. This type of tansu chest was used to store valuables as well as equipment for the person of the house to do repairs on Kimono and bedding as well as money and valuables.
The entire surface of this chest is made of burled Japanese maple wood veneer with kiri (paulownia) wood interiors. The hardware is all brass with an aged patina. This chest is all original and overall in very fine condition with a very warm patina that only nearly a century of loving use could give.
All drawers run smoothly and the lidded top opens and closes with ease. Please enjoy viewing the enlarged photos of this chest before offerding. This chest measures 12 5/8" wide by 10 1/4" high by 7 5/8" deep (32 x 26 x 19.5 cm). Very solidly built, a great piece of Japanese history; and makes a classic desk top organizer today.
You'll love it, I guarantee it.........If you purchase this item and are not completely delighted with it, you may return it for a no questions asked refund within 14 days of receipt.
Sailerking and the Shogun's Gallery have been in the Japanese antique business for over 32 years, and highly value our customers. Satisfaction Guarantee: All items are carefully described and photographed. If not completely delighted with any item it may be returned in original condition for refund of purchase price, less actual shipping cost. 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. Returns must be shipped back within 14 days of receipt. Buyer assumes all shipping fees. If you have specific questions about the item or condition, please feel free to ask before offerding and we will make every effort to respond promptly. International buyers are responsible for any customs duties, taxes, etc. imposed by the buyer's home country.