19th Century Japanese Store Display Tea Box


Circa 1880s large wooden Japanese store display tea box. All original finish with black back ground and decorative flowers, vines and birds in red and gold. Visible wear to finish and edges. Original hardware. Lettering/writing on box shows tea packed/imported from Yokohama, Japan to San Francisco, CA.  Versatile size can be used for storage, kindling firewood, or just as an interesting display.