Antique Japanese Rare Ko Tansu (22J-G123)

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This is an antique Japanese personal storage chest called Ko Tansu from early Meiji (1870's-1880's). The round lockplates are decorated with Kamon, family crest of Japanese quince which symbolizes prosperity and handsome Kakute (square) handles on top and bottom drawers. Middle section has large storage area opening Kannnon doors.  It was used to store letters, documents, books and other items for daily use. It is made of Paulownia (Kirinoki) wood.

Contemporary uses for this piece include placement on a desk for additional office storage, using this as an elegant side table or placing it next to a bed for the perfect nightstand.

23 1/4"W x 13 3/4"D x 25 1/2"H