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Antique Japanese Herb Drawer Tansu


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Furniture: Pre 1920: Item # 1325930
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Beautiful Antique Japanese koruri dans also known as an apothecary tansu. Made from kiri and sugi wood, with one hundred and two small drawers! Each inscribed with the name of a herb/medicine that was to be stored in slotted compartments. There are two thin drawers at its center bottom with flower shaped handle backs and two larger drawers at either side. Each drawer has a round black iron handles.

Early Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 33" height, 33" length, 7.25" depth