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Antique Merchant's Chest with Unique Drawers & Shelf
Antique Merchant's Chest with Unique Drawers & Shelf
Antique Merchant's Chest with Unique Drawers & Shelf
Antique Merchant's Chest with Unique Drawers & Shelf
Antique Merchant's Chest with Unique Drawers & Shelf
Antique Merchant's Chest with Unique Drawers & Shelf
Antique Merchant's Chest with Unique Drawers & Shelf
Antique Merchant's Chest with Unique Drawers & Shelf
Antique Merchant's Chest with Unique Drawers & Shelf
Antique Merchant's Chest with Unique Drawers & Shelf
Antique Merchant's Chest with Unique Drawers & Shelf
Antique Merchant's Chest with Unique Drawers & Shelf
Antique Merchant's Chest with Unique Drawers & Shelf
Antique Merchant's Chest with Unique Drawers & Shelf
Antique Merchant's Chest with Unique Drawers & Shelf
Antique Merchant's Chest with Unique Drawers & Shelf
Antique Merchant's Chest with Unique Drawers & Shelf
Antique Merchant's Chest with Unique Drawers & Shelf
Antique Merchant's Chest with Unique Drawers & Shelf

Antique Merchant's Chest with Unique Drawers & Shelf

$5,900

Dimensions W: 37.0"  |  D: 15.25"  |  H: 37.0"
Age Antique
Origin japan
Model YN5414
Description

A Japanese Meiji period choba dansu merchant's chest from the 19th century with sliding doors, eight drawers, side door opening to two additional drawers and iron hardware. This 19th-century Japanese choba dansu merchant's chest, a quintessential piece from the Meiji period, exudes a remarkable harmony of style, practicality, and craftsmanship. Its rectangular top, well-proportioned façade, and rustic backside create a captivating aesthetic contrast, infusing a sense of antiquity and charm into your space.


The façade features a well-structured design with two small drawers gracing the upper section. The middle part is occupied by two sliding doors on the left, matched by a smaller drawer atop a side door on the right, revealing two additional drawers when opened. The lower section houses five orderly drawers, in a three-over-two formation, maximising storage space while maintaining visual elegance.


A defining aspect of this chest is the ornate iron hardware, lending the piece a distinct aura of traditional Japanese craftsmanship. The juxtaposition of this intricate hardware with the chest's rich wood creates a visually captivating interplay of textures, further enhancing its appeal.


The sides of the chest are adorned with recessed panels, a detail that adds depth and interest to the piece.


This Meiji period choba dansu chest stands as a testament to traditional Japanese woodworking techniques and design principles, making it an excellent choice for collectors and enthusiasts of Japanese antiques. Its unique blend of aesthetics and practicality ensures it becomes an engaging focal point in any setting.