19th Century Japanese Wheeled Merchant Tansu Chest

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This impressive Edo period tansu was made in the early to mid-19th century. It is a difficult to find Classic merchant's chest with the door slats in the "stone - tatami" pattern reserved for influential or privileged merchants. The hand-wrought hardware is all intact and original and is both decorative and is designed to protect the principal mortise and tenon joints. It locks with its original key.

Details

    Materials and Techniques
    Metal
    Pine
    Steel
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    19 in. H x 36 in. W x 19 in. D
    48 cm H x 91 cm W x 48 cm D
  • Dealer Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU81281056626
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