An antique Japanese Ko Bo Tansu (personal storage chest with locking bar) made of Suginoki (Cryptomeria) wood. Original Urushi lacquer finish. Bronze hardware features auspicious bamboo symbols and pine tree motif.
Small antique tansu such as this is very popular worldwide due to its functionality and ease of placement due to its small size. Contemporary uses include using it as a side table or a bedside cabinet.
Meiji Era (1868-1912)
21 3/4″ Wide by 22 1/2″ High by 12″ Deep