The Japanese House box showcases a woodworker’s craftsmanship on display with a specimen wood box; a demonstration of professional inlaying skills. This particular example is an over-the-top “boast” of craftsman’s skill & artistry. This extraordinary box has more than 10 different styles of intricate inlay work incorporating a variety of woods, shapes, and designs which makes this an exceptional men’s dressing box. Drawers on top feature a display compartment to hold a gentleman’s pocket watch thus turning the ‘house’ into a clock tower. Japan circa 1900
height: 15 in. 38 cm., width: 9 in. 23 cm., depth: 8 in. 20 cm.