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Rare Japanese Two Section Mikuni Choba Tansu

Rare Japanese Two Section Mikuni Choba Tansu

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1920: Item # 1356805
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5757 Horton Street
Emeryville, CA 94608

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A stunning Japanese two-section choba tansu (merchant's chest), made from solid Keyaki (elm) wood, originating from the Mikuni region. The upper section holds a roomy, shelved interior with two bold Keyaki grain sliding door panels. The bottom section holds a long top drawer, with elongated lock plate typical to Mikuni tansu. Below are two small drawers with iron Warabite handles, with old labels in Japanese on the fronts, and a smaller set of sliding Keyaki panel doors. The very bottom of the tansu holds a small safe box with two drawers within, two outer drawers, and a larger safe door. Original working key is included. The tansu is extremely heavy as it is all solid hardwood.

Edo period (1603-1868)

Size: 45.5" L x 19" W x 66.5" H