Antique/Vintage Tamo Ash Jewelry Box, Japan (16416LKE) $425


H: 9.25″  W: 16.75″ D: 9.25″ | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

This exquisite rectangular vintage Japanese jewelry box stands on raised decorative feet, has 4 pull-out drawers of varying sizes, and a single door for storage. The piece is in excellent condition with moderate signs of wear. It has its original metal hardware including warabite style drawer handles, the most common form used on a tansu and considered one the more “classic” forms. In addition to its original use, it would be a perfect piece for storing small collectibles or other small accessories.



Made during the late Meiji through the Taisho Period (1910-1930), this delicate jewelry box is constructed using straight dovetail joinery and metal nails and is covered on three sides and the top with Japanese Tamo Ash (Toneriko). Japanese ash is prized as a rare, unique, and beautifully grained wood used almost exclusively as a veneer for fine Japanese furnishings because of its rarity, superior quality, and high cost. Its Warabite (fern hand) style drawer pulls were also used on Japanese Tansu chests, have a graceful round shape, and are protected with a burnt lacquer finish.

Additional information

Place of Origin



Antique, Meiji/Taisho Period



Materials and Technique


Dimensions (inches)

Ht: 9.25” W: 16.75” D: 9.25”

Dimensions (metric)

” Ht: 23.49cm W: 42.54cm D: 23.49cm


6lbs 5oz

Item Number



Excellent, fine patina demonstrating age and use


12” to 17.9”

Shipping Box Size