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15D3 Choba Tansu

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Item#:
15D3
Age: Middle Meiji period ( 1880's - 1890's)
H: 29.75 inches, W: 27.25 inches, D: 14.75 inches
Price: $1,850.00
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Product Description

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

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.