Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant’s chest) made with solid keyaki wood on entire front and top with beautiful patina and dramatic grain. The top drawer and locking bar have elaborate iron hardware including locks with one key. The locking bar has ironwork in the form of a stock of bamboo and locks three drawers. The bottom portion of the chest has sliding panels with vertical slats and the lower right of the chest has a safe box with two small interior drawer also made of keyaki wood. The tansu has wooden side and back bracing.
Original Condition, Very Unusual. Heavy in weight.
Size: 39″ high x 35 1/2″ wide x 18″ deep.