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19th Century Japanese Wheeled Merchant Tansu Chest


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.


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    H 19 in. x W 36 in. x D 19 in.

    H 48.26 cm x W 91.44 cm x D 48.26 cm

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    San Francisco, CA
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