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14D5 Choba Tansu

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Item#:
14D5
Age: Middle Meiji period ( 1880's - 1890's)
H: 29.13 inches, W: 33.00 inches, D: 15.13 inches
Price: $1,150.00
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Product Description

 This is an antique Japanese merchant chest called Choba Tansu.  Constructed from Ceadar (Sugi) Paulownia wood (Kiri).

 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.