An antique Japanese Haribako (traditional tall neck sewing box) made of Kuwa (Mulberry), Kuri (Chestnut), and Kiri (Paulownia) woods. All original finish and hand made bronze hardware. The two upper drawers and the small drawer on the upper neck all have wooden sliding covers to protect the contents within. The hinged cover on the upper neck opens to a small recess where a pin cushion was kept. The center of the neck has a hole where originally a ruler called Shaku used to be held. The tiny hole in the neck support was where a cord attached to a third hand clip was hung. All of the edges of this box have bead work.
Age: Late Meiji Period (1890-1910)
Dimensions: 8 1/2″ Wide x 20″ High x 9 1/4″ Deep