19th Century Japanese Wooden Trunk 'Karabitsu'


H 18 in. x W 38.75 in. x D 19.25 in



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A large attractive 19th century Meiji period wood and brass Karabistsu (trunk). The trunk adorned with brass strapping and roundel decoration, three brass hinges to the lid, a heavy brass lock and brass loop carry handles at each end. Supported on four legs and lined throughout with paper covered in Japanese calligraphy.


The trunk has signs of use commensurate with its age, including some scratches, grooves and chips in the woodwork (see photos). The trunk is in original condition. If required the wood and brass can be polished to the vendors requirements prior to shipping.