An antique Japanese Choba Tansu (merchant chest) from the Nihon Matsu region of Japan made entirely of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. All original hand forged iron hardware including the Warabite style handles. Lock plates have double pine tree design to symbolize longevity and good luck. 6 drawers of various sizes for organizing and storage. A pair of sliding doors behind which a split level shelf kept merchant records and books. Side handles to each side for carrying tansu from place to place. Beautiful Persimmon wood trim framing the sliding door panels.
Age: Early Meiji Era (1870-1880)
Dimensions: 35 3/4″ Wide by 37 3/4″ High by 17 7/8″ Deep