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.