Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
An antique Japanese Chobako (merchant storage box) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All original hand forged iron hardware. Eight drawers of varying sizes for the storage of paper, writing brushes, inkstone, money, receipts and other merchant paraphernalia. Constructed using straight dovetail Japanese joinery and hardened wooden nails. It features a secret hidden box where valuables were kept hidden away from thieves.

Age: Meiji Era (1868-1880)
Dimensions: 9 1/2" Wide by 15 1/2" High by 15 1/2" Deep.
item #1452271