An antique Japanese Kannon Biraki Tansu (wedding kimono chest) made of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. The top section has two doors with a special lock from the inside that secures the doors. When open the doors reveal one large drawer and two smaller drawers on the right hand corner. The lower drawer has a secret compartment for documents. The bottom section has two large drawers. Both drawers have opposing hand holds cut into the interior sides for easy carrying. The hardware is made of blackened iron with decorative lock plates and corner and side bracing. The sides are outfitted with latching handles to secure the top and bottom sections together.
Date: Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 40.5″ tall X 37″ wide X 17.25″ deep