An antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant’s chest) made of kiri (paulownia) wood. All original hand forged iron hardware including stylized gumbai handles. Two sliding kiri wood panels framed in black lacquer over two large drawers for safe keeping of inventory. Iron drawer corners feature raised seed pods suggesting this chest originated in the Yonezawa region of Japan.
Age: Meiji Era (1880-1890)
Dimensions: 30 1/2″ high x 30 ” wide x 15 1/8″ deep