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Antique Japanese Choba Tansu Merchant Chest

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Directory: Antiques: Furnishings: Furniture: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: Item # 1332047

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Merchant chest or Choba Dansu from Kaisai region is from the Meiji 7 (1874) .The dimensions are 39.25 inches tall , 36.38 inches wide and 18 inches deep. It is made of Sugi (cedar) and Hinoki (cypress) wood. Removing the bottom drawer after opening door on the right, there is a seceret compartment on the bottom. 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.