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Antique Japanese Isho Tansu Clothing Chest w/ Secret Compartment


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Directory: Antiques: Furnishings: Furniture: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: Item # 1322412

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This is a 2 section antique Japanese stacking chest called Kasane Kiri Isho Tansu.The dimensions are 40.75 inches tall , 37.75 inches wide and 16.75 inches deep It is made of Kiri (Paulownia) wood.The hinged door on the bottom right opens to reveal 2 additional drawers hidden from view. As if this wasn't enough, the tansu maker added one additional secret box to the piece. Also, on the bottom of drawer has a small cut-out which can be sliding out for secret compartment. (see photo).The age of this tansu is circa 1880 to 1890 from the mid Meiji era.