Antique Japanese Double Door Tansu Document Chest Solid Cryptomeria Wood For Sale
Known as a chobadansu, this chest was made and used about90 years agoin the late Taisho period (c. 1925).The chobadansu, or document chest with drawers and doors, was used to store an individual's or shop's accounts, documents, and valuables.
This small tansu chest is made of solid sugi (cryptomeria). The handles are made ofhand forged iron that dates back nearly a century, and the latching door pull includes a raised family crest in the form of a bellflower on its face (see picture 2).
All drawers as well as doors moveeasily without binding. This chest has a 90+ year old warm aged patina and remains in very fine condition and should serve one well for another century of use.It measures 17 1/4" wide by14 1/2" high by 14 1/2" deep (44 x 37 x 37 cm). A great piece of Japanese history and avery interesting and functional piece of furniture.
You'll love it, I guarantee it.........If you purchase this item and are not completely delighted with it, you may return it fora no questions asked, refund within 14 days of receipt.
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