This stunning chest is a rare 2 part kasane choba (chest on chest) in the Nagoya style. These tansu were used to store documents, accounts books, and valuables. The combination of hinoki (cypress) beams and face, sugi (cryptomeria) case and kiri (paulwonia) interior showcase the craftsmanship of Japanese woodworking. It has hand forged iron warabite (fern hand) style drawer pulls single action locks.
35” wide, 64” high and 16” deep - early Meiji period circa 1870