An antique Japanese Gyosho Tansu (peddler’s chest) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. The hinged door opens to 4 drawers where the merchant’s wares were stored. The bottom drawer was used to keep documents, writing brushes, an inkstone and other business related accessories. Two iron rings on each side used with rope for carrying this chest on a peddler’s back. All original finish and hardware with straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails.
Age: Edo Period (1603-1868)
Dimensions: 11 1/2″ Wide x 25 1/2″ High x 19″Deep