Rare Japanese Gyosho Tansu (Peddler’s Chest) Edo Period Multi-Secrets

Rare Japanese Gyosho Tansu (Peddler’s Chest) Edo Period Multi-Secrets

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Japanese

Period

Pre 1900

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A rare Edo era Gyosho Tansu (peddler’s chest) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All original hand made iron hardware and original dark wiped lacquer technique finish. Unusual features include the front to back swivel carrying handles and three secret compartment boxes. One box hides to the back of either shelf tricking a thief to think that he/she found the precious treasure. Behind each of the two bottom drawers also hides secret boxes where the real treasure is kept.

This would make a wonderful addition to any tansu collector’s collection. It can also function as an elegant side table or a useful nightstand.

Age: Edo Period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 15 1/2″ Wide x 22″ High x 19 1/4″ Deep

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A rare Edo era Gyosho Tansu (peddler’s chest) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All original hand made iron hardware and original dark wiped lacquer technique finish. Unusual features include the front to back swivel carrying handles and three secret compartment boxes. One box hides to the back of either shelf tricking a thief to think that he/she found the precious treasure. Behind each of the two bottom drawers also hides secret boxes where the real treasure is kept.

This would make a wonderful addition to any tansu collector’s collection. It can also function as an elegant side table or a useful nightstand.

Age: Edo Period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 15 1/2″ Wide x 22″ High x 19 1/4″ Deep

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Region

Japanese

Period

Pre 1900

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