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14D9 Choba Tansu

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Item#:
14D9
Material: Kiri (Paulownia)
Age: Middle Meiji period ( 1880's - 1890's)
H: 23.63 inches, W: 23.87 inches, D: 12.87 inches
Price: $1,250.00
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Product Description

 This is an antique Japanese merchant chest called Choba Tansu.  Constructed from 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. It comes with a key.