Antique Japanes tansu (merchant’s chest) made all of kiri (paulownia) wood. A full width drawer on the top most portion, three medium drawers on the left opposite a hinged safe box door (with key) with 3 interior drawers. The lower portion of the tansu has two shallow drawers positioned side-by-side over another full-width drawer on the bottom. Iron hardware includes square drawer pulls, unusual lock plates on the drawers and safe box with cross bracing.
Age: Edo Period (1603-1867)
Dimensions: 31″ high x 28 3/4″ wide x 14 7/8″ deep