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Antique Japanese Choba Tansu from Tochigi 2pc

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Directory: Antiques: Furnishings: Furniture: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: Item # 1319340

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2 section Merchant chest or Choba Dansu is from the Early Meiji period ( 1870's - 1880's) from Tochigi prefecture. It measures 44.75" high by 35.75" wide by 18.75" deep. It is made of burl Keyaki ( zelkova / elm ) and Kiri ( paulownia ) 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. The left side hinge is not even, so it does not lock with upper section.