Antique Japanese hangai tansu (captain’s chest for business transactions). Two door panels outfitted with heavy iron work set into the frame and open to reveal five drawers on either side. The exterior frame of of the box is made of sugi (cryptomeria – Japanese cedar) while the drawers are made of kiri (paulownia) wood. The exterior has square iron handles while the interior has iron warabite shaped drawer pulls. It comes with a key.
Age: Edo Period (1603-1867)
Dimensions: 18 3/4″ high x 31 1/2″ wide x 16 1/2″ deep