This is an antique late Taisho era c. (sewing box) with a unique arrangement of five drawers and an additional removable 6th section under the lidded top (see pictures 8).
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 (see picture 8). The lidded top section also has a removable pin cushion box.
This haribako has a very exotic burl zelkova wood exterior and sugi (cryptomeria) wood drawer interiors (see picture 9). This chest has been well used yet well loved, and with the exception of a few very minor signs of past use it remains in. 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 12 3/4" wide by 7 3/4" deep and 10 1/4 high (32 x 19.5 x 26 cm). 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 "VINTAGE JAPANESE ZELKOVA WOOD 7 DRAWER HARIBAKO SEWING TANSU CHEST SECRET DRA" is in sale since Friday, July 3, 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.