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13D1 Matsumoto Choba Tansu

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Age: Middle Meiji period ( 1880's - 1890's)
H: 34.50 inches, W: 33.75 inches, D: 16.25 inches
Price: $0.00

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Product Description

This is an antique Japanese merchant chest called Choba Tansu that originated from the Matsumoto region of Japan.  It was constructed from Keyaki (Zelkova), Suginoki (Cryptomeria) and Hinoki (Cypress) woods.

Merchant chests were displayed with pride by the owner of a shop to give customers the impression of success and longevity to the business establishment.  It was almost always situated in a prominent location of the store to catch the view of the client as a form of business advertising.

The sliding door handles feature in relief a rabbit viewing a full moon which adds a unique Japanese cultural design touch to this chest.


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Antique Japanese Choba Tansu Chest (02:32)
This is an antique Choba Tansu, Merchant chest from middle Meiji (1880-1890’s). For more information, please visit our online store, www.kikuimports.com or visit our warehouse on Saturday from 10-5.
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