An antique Japanese scholar’s Ko Tansu (personal storage chest) made of Kurinoki (Chestnut) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. 3 side by side drawers above and below sliding doors where documents, brushes and paper were stored. Behind the doors is a split level shelf where books were kept with 2 small drawers to the right side. Age loss to some of the handle backplates.
Present day use for this chest would work well as a side table or larger bedside nightstand.
Age: Meiji period: 1868-1912
Dimensions: 26″ High x 24.75″ Wide x 14″ Deep