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Antique Japanese Choba Tansu (Merchant Chest) Kiri Meiji

Antique Japanese Choba Tansu (Merchant Chest) Kiri Meiji

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Directory: Antiques: Furnishings: Furniture: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: Item # 1482082
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An antique Japanese Choba Tansu (merchant chest) made entirely of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. All original hand forged iron hardware including the Warabite handles and full moon lock plates. With eight exterior drawers, a pair of sliding doors with split level shelf behind and a hinged security door that hides two additional drawers.

Typically used by a store front merchant who showed pride of ownership by showcasing this Tansu in a prominent area of the store for all customers to see.

Age: Meiji Period (1880-1890)