Vinatge Japanese Haribako Sewing Box Tansu Jewelery Box Early 1900's For Sale
This is a Japanese sewing box from the early 1900's (1910 - 1925) Theoutsideismade of alight hardwoodveneer. The insides (drawers) are made of paulownia (Kiri) a very light weightasian wood.The top front half opens upand there is a storage area under. The rights side has a square area that would have had a pin cushion. Next to that is a lid that opensby inserting a finger into the hole and lifting it out to show another storage area under. The far right has a small kick stand that holds the lid open while it's being used for easy access. (see photos7 - 10)
The sewing boxis10 1/4inches high (26 cm) 12 1/2 inches wide (32 cm) and8 inches deep (20 cm).
In this era awomen would often make the kimonos for the house hold, repair the ones they had as well as futons and anything else that needed repairing material wise. This was a womans tool box. And because they were so necessary and so often used, like many of the everyday but necessary items in Japan, they were made beautifully. These boxes are often used as jewelery boxes or for the storage of small items.
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