Closet - Wood - Merchants closetwith secret compartment. Fully restored with beautiful golden oak patina - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)

Description
Closet - Wood - Merchants closetwith secret compartment. Fully restored with beautiful golden oak patina - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)
Very good condition, see description - 101.5×89.5×40.5 cm

Meiji period choba dansu (merchants closet) with well hidden secret compartment. Fully restored with beautiful golden oak patina. With 8 drawers of different sizes, 2 sliding doors and one hinged door. Behind this door 2 drawers. Behind the top drawer there is a hidden compartment.
These chests were used by chōnin (merchants) on the choba (raised platform area of a shop) to store daifukucho (account books) and related business materials (Wikipedia).
With all original hardware.
When shipped we will add a certificate of origin. We acquired this piece in the city Otsu, a city at Biwa lake - not to far from Kyoto.

The shipping price includes delivery by DHL with professional handling and packaging.

Lot details
Object
Closet
Material
Wood
Period
Meiji period (1868-1912)
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Title of artwork
Merchants closetwith secret compartment. Fully restored with beautiful golden oak patina
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
101.5×89.5×40.5 cm
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