Japanese Meiji Period Keyaki Wood Tansu Clothing Chest in the Sendai Style
DimensionsW: 46.75" | D: 17.25" | H: 35.25"
A CA Japanese Meiji period keyaki wood Sendai tansu clothing chest from the late 19th century, with hand-cut iron hardware and safe box. Created in the Sendai Prefecture during the last quarter of the 19th century, this keyaki (elm) wood tansu is a fine example of Japan's traditional mobile cabinetry.
Featuring a lacquered finish with reddish brown tones, the chest showcases a rectangular top, sitting above a perfectly organized façade. A long upper drawer is followed by three medium sized ones on the left, while the right side comprises of two petite drawers surrounding a central door, the "safe". Its door opens to reveal three additional petite hidden drawers. The front is fitted with an exceptionally rendered hand-cut iron hardware with floral motifs, while the handles on the sides remind us that this piece was created for travel. With its clean lines, its nicely weathered appearance and convenient storage, this Japanese Meiji period Tansu clothing chest circa 1880 will bring an exotic touch to any home.
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