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Vintage Japanese Lacquer Choba Tansu Merchant Chest 2pc

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Furniture: Pre 1920: Item # 1333361

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2 section Merchant chest or Choba Dansu from Taisho era (1910-1920's). The dimensions are 46" inches tall , 34.5 inches wide and 16.625 inches deep. It is made of burl Keyaki ( zelkova ) 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.