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13D4 Choba Tansu with Secret Compartment

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Item#:
13D4
Material: Kiri (Paulownia)
Age: Middle Meiji period ( 1880's - 1890's)
H: 31.87 inches, W: 31.50 inches, D: 16.50 inches
Price: $1,850.00
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Product Description

This is an antique Japanese merchant chest called Choba Tansu from the mid Meiji era (1880's-1890's). It was constructed from 100% Paulownia (Kirinoki) wood and the iron fittings were hand made.

It has a secret compartment. This was the perfect merchant security deterrent for most thieves back in the day.

These items from the latest shipment have not yet been restored. They can be purchased now prior to restoration and once the work is complete we will send  you photos of the item. If you are not completely satisfied, we will refund the purchase price.