This is a large Japanese military box that was most likely used to store instruments. Made of a handsome wood, it has dovetail joints, Japanese characters painted on the top and a plaque fastened to the front with more Japanese writing. Part of a tag bearing some penciled numbers hangs from one handle.
Circa World War II.
15-9/16” height and 26-1/4” width (including handles) and 15-9/16” depth.
Painted wood with plated brass and brass hardware, paper and twine.
Two handles, keyhole, 2 chest clasps, two hinges and one interlocking clasp.
Plaque with Japanese on front.
This is from a Japanese collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MAJJX02 LBHEX8/10 SBHEX6/11
7- (Very Fine-): Box shows moderate wear with abrasions and scuffing.
As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.