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14D2 Choba Tansu w/ Secret Compartment / SOLD

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Item#:
14D2
Material: Kiri (Paulownia)
Age: Middle Meiji period ( 1880's - 1890's)
H: 31.50 inches, W: 32.00 inches, D: 16.50 inches
Price: $2,800.00
Comments:

Sorry but this Antique has been sold. If you are interested in this item, please contact us to find out if we have something similar available. Thank you.






Product Description

This is an antique Japanese merchant chest called Choba Tansu.  Constructed from Paulownia wood (Kiri). It comes with a secret compartment.  

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