Antique Meiji Era Japanese 7 Drawer Kiri Wood Gyosho-bako Tansu Peddlers Chest
Known as a gyosho-bako (peddlers chest), this tansu chest was made of solid paulownia kiri wood and used over 140 years ago in the late Meiji Era c. The gyosho-bako was a special chest used by itinerant peddlers and craftsmen to store the tools of their trade and valuables. There are are locks on every drawer. They have in time become inoperable and no key is necessary. This tansu chest is made of solid kiri. (paulownia) wood with pegged-tenon open-mortise corner box joint. All the hardware is hand forged iron. This chest has all its 140 year old. This tansu chest has a total of seven drawers of various sizes. All drawers move easily without binding, and it comes complete. Some drawers are divided within (see picture 8). This chest has a century and a half old original warm aged patina and, having been used lovingly over the centuries, it remains in fine original antique condition. And should serve one well for another century of use.
It measures 11" wide by 20" high by 15 deep (28 x 51 x 38 cm). A great piece of Japanese history and an interesting and. You'll love it, I guarantee it......... Sailerking and the Shogun's Gallery have been in the Japanese antique business for over 35 years, and highly value our customers. Satisfaction Guarantee: All items are carefully described and photographed.
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See photos and descriptions for condition. The item "ANTIQUE MEIJI ERA JAPANESE 7 DRAWER KIRI WOOD GYOSHO-BAKO TANSU PEDDLERS CHEST" is in sale since Monday, February 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques".
The seller is "sailerking" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Age: 1850-1899
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original