Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant’s chest) made all of kiri (paulownia) wood with beautiful original reddish brown lacquer finish and original patina. The chest has 5 exterior drawers of different sizes making for wonderful storage. The lower right hand side of the tansu has a small safe box with original locking key. Located behind the safe door are two small interior drawers. Origianl black Iron hardware includes square shaped handles, corner bracing on the exterior drawers and nice cross bracing on the safe box door. Late Edo Period (circa 1800’s).
Size: 24″ high x 28″ wide x 16″ deep.