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Antique Japanese Keyaki One Piece Tansu

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1244305
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Beautiful one piece tansu with Keyaki wood front, heavy iron hardware, including four handles in front and one handle on each side, with the image of a crane and turtle on the front drawers' two locks. The Tsuru (crane) and Kame (turtle) are both symbols of longevity. There is a Japanese saying "Tsuru sen-nen, Kame man-nen", meaning "As the crane one thousand years, the tortoise ten thousand years." Circa 1880 Size: 21.5" tall, 45.25" wide