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A Japanese Tansu
Painting and Writing box
c.1860's
with various supplies
 
    An antique Japanese Tansu Box from around the 1860's - Edo period:
    Portable boxes like this would be used by artists, scholars,writers and accountants as it was made to hold paper and brushes for writing and painting.
     
    The box is made of beautiful solid Keyaki or Elm wood with a gorgeous golden brown color and rich grain patterns.
     
    The box joints are fastened with fine dowels.
     
    One of the drawers has a Japanese inscription on the underside.
     
    The delicately hand forged bronze , handle hinges and pulls are all original to the box.
     
    The box has a rich patina with old ink stains, dents, marks and warping which only serve to add to its antique appeal. It is approximately 10 1/4 inch long 5 inches deep and 6 inches high.
    Note that the lock no longer works and a key is not included.
     
     
    This box is fitted with tools from various cultures and ages- A china water bowl and a wonderful water dropper with blue glaze which has a crazed glaze and some cracks. Also included is a brush , a bamboo pen and a partial sumi ink stick.
 
 
 
Antique Japanese Writing & Paint Box SOLD
 
- Only one available to the first buyer
Shipping is $24 by US Priority Mail - ships only in USA 50 states - Signature will be required upon delivery Only this one box of it's kind is available- due to the delicate nature of the contents returns are not allowed. Please read entire listing including information below:
See more photos below
 
Front view
 
 
 
Back view
 
Left side view
Below an open view of all the compartments
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
(c)1985-2011 All original designs and photographs shown herein are and copyright protected.
(c) Copyright 1985- 2012 The Whimsie Studio, Larry Henke, Ronald Bodoh
Whimsie studio is a trademark protected name
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Antique Japanese Writing & Paint Box $280-SOLD
- Only one available to the first buyer
Shipping is $24 by US Priority Mail - ships only in USA 50 states - Signature will be required upon delivery Only this one box of it's kind is available- due to the delicate nature of the contents returns are not allowed. Please read entire listing including information below: