Antique Japanese mizuya tansu (kitchen chest) in two sections: top section has two large compartments covered by sliding panels with beautiful keyaki (elm) wood burl framed in chestnut; the bottom compartment has a horizontal row of four drawers about waist height below which is another large compartment covered by sliding panels of split bamboo, sugi, and keyaki; along the very bottom is another horizontal row of four drawers; the right hand side of the bottom section has a compartment opened by a single hinged door of decorative wooden lattice work above which are two small drawers. All drawer panels are of gorgeous keyaki burl and fitted with iron pulls. The mizuya frame is made of hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood. Late Meiji/Early Taisho Period.
Size: 67 1/4" high x 62" wide x 17 1/4" deep.