Antique Japanese Lacquer Ko Tansu (21M-G1)

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This is an antique Japanese lacquer small chest called Ko Tansu dated the Middle Meiji period (1880's - 1890's). It is made of Keyaki (Zelkova), Cryptomeria (Suginoki) and Kiri ( paulownia ) wood.  

Lockplates have beautiful Kamon, family crest called Mitsu Kashiwa.

Kashiwa is Japanese emperor oask or Daimyo oak known as a religious crest since Kashiwa leaf was used as a serving tray to offer food.

Originally used as a personal storage chest, its present day use is suitable for a nightstand, side table, or an elegant room accent.  

22 3/4" W x 11 3/4"D x 22"H