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Antique Japanese Late Edo (c. 1850) Nagoya Kiri Kodansu Personal Tansu 30"W

Antique Japanese Late Edo (c. 1850) Nagoya Kiri Kodansu Personal Tansu 30"W

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This is a rare Nagoya Kiri Bo-dansu for documents. This piece dates from the early to mid 1800's . Used for storing documents, money and other precious items it is made throughout of solid wood (cryptomeria). The hardware make them very highly regarded all over Japan for the quality workmanship and intricate details. Kodansu chest was a special piece used to store one's most valued kimono as well as money, documents and other precious items. There are numerous lock plates but the locks have over time become inoperable and no key is necessary and no risk of getting locked out.

This tansu chest is made of solid wood (paulownia) with a natural finish. All the hardware is hand forged iron in a Kakute (square) shape with the burnt lacquer finish

This chest was well used and well loved and has a warm aged patina. It remains in  fine antique condition and should serve well for another century or more of use. It measures 30" wide by 26" high by 19" deep (76 x 66 x 48 cm) plus a bit more for the hardware. A great piece of Japanese history and an interesting and very solid and functional piece of furniture.

The ten drawers are of various sizes and move easily without binding. The inside dimensions of top drawer is approximately 27" wide by 17" deep by 5.25" tall, the three medium drawers are 17.5" wide by 15.75" deep by 4.25" &amp 4.75" tall smaller drawer above the safe is about 8.25" wide by 16.75" deep and 4.25" tall.

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