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Japanese Large Two Section Choba Tansu (Merchant's Chest)

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Furniture: Pre 1900: Item # 1316857
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Emeryville, CA 94608

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Japanese antique two section large choba tansu (merchant's chest) from the Kansai area, made with hinoki (Japanese cypress wood) with a beautiful natural finish. The top section has sliding panels made with keyaki burl (elm) and 4 drawers. The bottom section has 3 large drawers and another set of sliding panels with horizontal slats. The lower right hand side has a small drawer below which is a safe box with two interior drawers. The hardware is iron with warabite shaped handles. The top sliders have copper sliders inset with tiny pavilion scenes. Meiji Peirod 1868-1912. Size: 67 3/4" high x 37 1/2: wide x 17 1/2" deep.