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Japanese Antique Solid Elm Merchant Chest

Antique Japanese Elm Merchant Chest. Made in the Gifu Region. Merchant Chest are known as Cho-Ba Dansu in Japanese. The asymetrical design is made up of multiple drawers, compartments and a secret drawer. Merchants used these chests in the shop front. The chests were in pride of place exhibiting the owner’s prosperity.The front and outside of this chest is all Keyaki Japanese Elm and the drawers are Kiri Paulownia. The hardware is hand beaten Iron metal work. It was used for the storage of ledgers, ink, paper, documents and writing paraphernalia. Edo Arts imports these chests directly from Japan.

Meiji Period 1868-1912
In great condition.
$70 delivery to Sydney.
$220 delivery to Blue Mountains.
$280 delivery to Canberra.
$330 to Melbourne and Brisbane.
$450 delivery to Adelaide and Launceston.
Please email for other areas or pick up from the warehouse. Interstate delivery is 2 to 4 weeks approximately.
Dimensions are D: W: H:

Weight 40 kg
Dimensions 480 × 940 × 1040 mm



Keyaki (Japanese elm) and sugi

$2,590.00 $2,072.00

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