Original Small Antique Japanese choba dansu (merchant’s chest) with locking bar and locking safe box. Made with keyaki (elm) hardwood with beautiful original grain on front, reddish orange translucent lacquer on front. Top and sides as well as the frame on the front are all lacquered black. Safe box has 2 small interior drawers also of keyaki wood, iron hardware including square shaped drawer pulls. comes with original key.
Edo Period (Circa 1840’s).
Wonderful Original Condition and Finish.
Size: 24″ high x 24″ wide x 17 3/4″ deep.