Antique Japanese 2-section choba tansu (merchant's chest) from the Gifu area. Made of hinoki wood with extensive horizontal slats on the sides. The top section has sliding panels with horizontal slat over two small interior drawers. The bottom section has a long drawer over another sliding panel compartment also with horizontal slats. Below this is a series of 4 drawers of various sizes and, on the right, a small safe door covering two small interior drawers. Hardware includes round lock plates and warabite shaped drawer pulls.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 62 1/2" high x 35" wide x 15 3/4" deep.