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The April 2023 Auctions: Day 1

Thu, Apr 13, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 105

Japanese Meiji Period Elmwood Merchant Tansu Chest, H 36'' W 36'' Depth 15''

Estimate: $300 - $500

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A Japanese Meiji period (1868-1912) elmwood merchant Tansu chest. Offers multiple drawers, cabinet doors, and inner compartments. Outfitted with original wrought iron mounts, handles, and locks.Provenance: From a Monroe, Michigan estate.


With some losses and water staining to the base. One handle on the front-facing left side is not attached but included. The interior of some drawers have residue and ink staining. Having the quirks of a beloved tansu chest. | Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles' specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the ìRequest Condition Reportî or ìAsk a Questionî buttons or email conditions@dumoart.com.