Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant’s chest) made all of kiri (paulownia) wood. Full width top drawer over a compartment with sliding panels and one interior shelf. Two medium sized drawer on the bottom left. On the right hand side of the chest are 3 small drawers over a safebox. The safe door opens to reveal two small interior drawers. Hardware is made of iron and includes rounded lock plates, warabite shaped drawers pulls, corner bracing and two keys.
Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 31 1/2″ high x 31 1/2″ wide x 16 1/2″ deep