Antique Japanese unusual choba tansu (merchant’s chest) with original red lacquer finish hardwood. A single long drawers runs along the top, with four small drawers along the righthand side, and two large, hinged doors on the left, with an interior storage area. Simplistic decorative iron plating of round locks, squared (kakute) handles, and scalloped corner hardware decorative the front and frame of the piece.
Meiji period (1868-1912)
Size: 32.75″ L x 13.5″ W x 26.5″ H