Japanese antique 2-section choba tansu from the Gifu area. This merchant's chest is made of hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood and has extensive horizontal wooden slats on the sides for support. The top portion of the chest has sliding panels with horizontal slats which match the sides and one full-width drawer. The larger bottom section also has sliders with horizontal slats and 5 drawers of various sizes. There is small safe box (with key) on the lower right hand side which opens to 2 small interior drawers. Three of the larger drawers have round iron lock plates and the safe box door also has extensive iron hardware.