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Antique Japanese Edo Era c1850's Clothing Tansu Chest Kiri Wood 34.5"

Antique Japanese Edo Era c1850's Clothing Tansu Chest Kiri Wood 34.5"

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This is an antique Japanese kimono chest or Ishodansu finished in a rich chocolate brown. This chest was made in the late Edo era (c.1850's) of all kiri wood (paulownia). Ishodansu were used to store precious kimono, obi and accessories. This tansu has two main drawers with another three inside the safe. Behind one of those three drawers is a secret compartment for the most valuable of possessions. 

This tansu is made with pegged-tenon open-mortise corner box joint construction. This chest has all its 150 year old deep rich patina. All drawers move easily without binding. All hardware is hand forged iron with Gumpai style handles and detailed lock plates.  The two main drawer locks are still operable with an included key. Forged iron side stirrup handles aid in transporting this chest even when fully loaded with possessions.

Width = 34.5"

Height = 20.5"   

Depth = 16.5"

This chest has a century and a half old original warm aged patina and, having been used lovingly for over a century, it remains in good original antique condition and should serve for another century of use. There are some areas of past wear and distress marks as expected from a genuine antique as well as beetle damage. Repairs and restoration work leaves in good repair. A great piece of Japanese history and an interesting and very solid and functional piece of furniture.

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