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15D2 Choba Tansu / Secret Compartment

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Material: Kiri (Paulownia)
Age: Middle Meiji period ( 1880's - 1890's)
H: 36.00 inches, W: 31.00 inches, D: 15.75 inches
Price: $2,450.00

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.

The secret box can be found by completely removing the drawer just above the hinged door.  Within the back of the drawer cavity one will find a removable flooring that when removed will provide access to the box hidden below.  


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