An antique Japanese Choba Tansu (merchant chest) made of Hinoki (Cypress) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. All original hand forged iron hardware and Urushi lacquer finish. Removable hinged door opens to two large compartments where merchant books and store records were kept. Below are two drawers for additional storage. Side handles allow for easy placement of the chest in a room.
Age: Edo Period (1800-1850)
Dimensions: 25 3/4″ Wide by 41 1/8″ High by 17 1/4″ Deep