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Antique Japanese Kotansu (Document Chest) Kiri Meiji

Antique Japanese Kotansu (Document Chest) Kiri Meiji

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Directory: Antiques: Furnishings: Furniture: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: Item # 1482081
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Emeryville, CA 94608

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An antique Japanese Kotansu (document chest) made entirely of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. All original hand forged iron hardware including the unusual side carrying handles which when swiveled up, allowed a wooden pole through it allowing two persons to transport it. Straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nail construction.

Age: Meiji period (1880-1890)

Dimensions: 21" Wide by 16 1/4" High by 14 1/4" Deep