(small personal tansu chest), this tansu chest was made of paulownia. Wood face with cryptomeria case and interiors and used over 130 years ago in the mid Meiji Era c. There are four drawers with locks but no keys.
All locks have been made neutral to negate the use of key or inadvertent locking. The lock plates were very skillfully adorned with a sakura (cherry blossom) design (see picture 2). This tansu chest is made of solid. (cryptomeria) wood with kiri face and has pegged-tenon open-mortise corner box joint construction (see picture 6).
All the hardware is hand forged iron. This tansu chest has a total of four drawers in two sizes. All drawers move easily without binding.
This chest has a century plus old original. And, having been used lovingly over many decades, it remains in fine original antique condition and should serve one well for another century of use. It measures 22.5" wide by 22" high by 12.5 deep (57 x 56 x 32 cm). A great piece of Japanese history and an interesting and. You'll love it, I guarantee it.........
And the Shogun's Gallery of Portland, Oregon have been in the Japanese antique business for over 40 years, and highly value our customers. Satisfaction Guarantee: All items are carefully described and photographed. Most items listed are antiques, and as such may have an expected amount of wear from normal use.We do not sell items with major flaws without mentioning it in the listing. See photos and descriptions for condition. The item "ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI (c1890) PERSONAL CHEST KO-DANSU 4 DRAWER TANSU 22x22" is in sale since Friday, June 11, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques".
The seller is "shoguns" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.