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12D9 Tochigi Choba Tansu

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Material: Kiri (Paulownia)
Age: Late Meiji period (1890's-1910's)
H: 44.50 inches, W: 33.50 inches, D: 18.00 inches
Price: $1,850.00

Product Description

This is an authentic antique Japanese merchant chest called Choba Tansu used to store merchant books.  Its age is from the late Meiji era (1890's to 1900).  It was constructed from 100% Paulownia (Kirinoki) wood and it originates from the Tochigi region of Japan. Hardware is made of red bronze and it comes with a key.

The Choba Tansu was used almost exclusively by merchants and was traditionally used in stores and shops to impress customers. These chests display elaborate metal hardware that is meant to make it look important and catch the eye of the customer. This antique Japanese tansu will make a great addition to any home decor. 


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