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Antique Japanese Choba Tansu Merchant Chest

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Directory: Antiques: Furnishings: Furniture: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: Item # 1324243

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Merchant chest or Choba Dansu is from the Late Edo period ( 1850's - 1860's) from Tochigi prefecture. It measures 37.25" high by 33.25" wide by 16.5" deep. It is made of Keyaki ( zelkova / elm ) and Sugi ( cedar ) wood. The Choba Dansu was used by merchants and was traditionally used in shops to impress customers. These chests display elaborate metal hardware that is meant to make it look important and catch the eye of the customer.