JAPANESE ELM AND PINE CLOTHING TANSU WITH CRANE AND TURTLE HARDWARE
A late Meiji period elm and pine clothing tansu (choba) in two sections with two long drawers over two additional drawers and a safe compartment with two interior small drawers. This tansu has wonderful mixed metal hardware depicting a well-modelled crane and turtle, relating to a Japanese folk legend celebrating friendship, longevity and mutual support, circa 1900.
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