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Antique Japanese Kyoto Mizuya Tansu Kitchen Chest

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Furniture: Pre 1910: Item # 1402162

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985 E. San Carlos Ave. San Carlos
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This is an antique Japanese Goshu Mizuya tansu sometimes referred as a Kyoto kitchen chest. It measures that 67.13 " tall, 71.38 " wide, 20.25 " deep. This set stacks in two sections and features voluminous storage and traditional elegance. It is made of Keyaki (Zelkova), Sugi (Cedar ) and Hinoki (Cypress ) wood. Originally used in the Japanese kitchen (Daidokoro), the bottom section held large jars of water for cooking while the upper section stored dishes, cookware, and utensils. All shelves are removable. Considered by some to be the sine qua non chest in a tansu lover's collection, they have become increasingly rare as they are now difficult to find in Japan.