An antique Japanese Choba Tansu (merchant’s chest) made of Keyaki Burl (Zelkova) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. The sides of the chest feature horizontal cross ribs for added strength and durability. Constructed using mortise & tenon, through mortise & tenon, and double through mortise & tenon joinery. Use of hardened wood nails. The sliding doors open to an expansive storage space that was used to keep store records and books.
Age: Late Meiji-Taisho Era (1900-1920)
Dimensions: 33 7/8″ Wide x 33 1/2″ High x 16 1/2″Deep