Japanese Kuruma-Dansu Wheeled Chest - Meiji Period

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This beautifully patinated and very striking Kuruma-Dansu on wheels is from Yonezawa and was used for storage of valuables.
Made in traditional style with two sliding doors at the top & and at the bottom. As it is such a large piece it is fitted with wheels.
The body is made from Cryptyomeria and the apron is Zelkova, the raised framework is Catalpa. All original iron corners and lock-plates. Meiji Period - Late 19thC

From Japan
173 x 63 x 155 (w x d x h cms)

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