Known as a kiri-kodansu (small personal tansu chest), this tansu chest was made of solid paulownia kiri wood and used over 95 years ago in the mid Taisho Era c. The side handles (see picture 11) made it easy to transport this chest from place to place.
This tansu chest is made of solid kiri. Wood peg construction (see picture 11).
All the hardware is hand formed copper in the warabite (fern hand) shape with an. It is signed on the bottom by the Japanese craftsman who made this chest over a century ago (see pictures 7 & 8).
This tansu chest has total of six drawers of various sizes. All drawers move easily without binding. This chest has a century old original warm aged patina and, having been used lovingly over the centuries, it remains in very fine original antique condition. And should serve one well for another century of use.
It measures 24" wide by 17" high by 11 1/2 deep (61 x 43 x 29 cm). A great piece of Japanese history and an interesting and. You'll love it, I guarantee it......... Sailerking and the Shogun's Gallery of Portland, Oregon have been in the Japanese antique business for over 35 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 SIGNED 6 DRAWER KIRI PAULOWNIA WOOD PERSONAL TANSU CHEST ^" is in sale since Monday, November 8, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Boxes". The seller is "sailerking" and is located in Portland, Oregon.This item can be shipped worldwide.