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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1367810
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$1,350.00
Antique Japanese tansu from the Nigata area of Japan. Most likely used by a merchant for storage. The 9 drawers are in three rows with the shallowest drawers along the top and gradually getting deeper toward the bottom of the chest. The hardware is all of iron and includes elegant hirute shaped drawer pulls, fan shaped lock plates and corner bracing. The wood is paulownia (kiri) wood.

Edo Period (early 1800's)

Dimensions: 19 1/2" high x 31" wide x 19" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1367355
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$1,850.00
Antique Japanese kannon biraki (opening door) isho tansu (clothing chest) in 2 sections. Made with kiri (paulownia) wood front with sugi (cryptomeria) wood top and sides. The top section has a pair of hinged doors which open to reveal two large drawers. The bottom section has two large drawers and a safe box in the lower right hand side. The hinged safe box door opens to reveal two small interior drawers, one of which has a hidden compartment...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1366718
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$2,700.00
Antique Japanese isho tansu (clothing chest) in two sections from Motsumoto area. This tansu has drawer fronts made of solid keyaki (elm) wood with dramatic grain. The frame is made of sugi (cryptomeria) wood. It is lacquered a deep reddish brown on the sides and top while the front frame is lacquered black. The top portion of the chest has three full width drawers. The bottom section has 4 drawer of different sizes including 2 small drawers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1366657
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$950.00
Antique Japanese small merchant's box. Although this tansu has the appearance of a gyosho bako (peddler's box), it does not have loops for carrying straps so most likely, it was custom made for a merchant's raised platform area. All of the drawers have iron lock plates and one of the smaller drawers is stained with ink (probably that was drawer in which an ink stone and brushes were kept for conducting business.)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1365729
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$2,650.00
Japanese antique choba tansu (merchant's chest) with kannon-biraki cabinet doors (opening outward on hinges). The doors open to reveal one interior shelf. These door panels as well as the safe box door are both removable. (The hinge pins are built into the door side of the lock and slot into the hinges on the tansu frame.) There are 6 drawers of various sizes. The safe box on the lower right hand side has two additional small interior drawers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1365442
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$2,250.00
Japanese antique mizuya (kitchen tansu) in two sections from the Osaka area. The frame of this piece is made of hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood and the panels are made of keyaki (elm) wood. The finish is all original with a deep brown lacquer on the frame and a translucent reddish orange lacquer on the drawers and sliding panels. The top section has a large compartment with solid sliding panels above another compartment covered with carved open work panels and wire mesh...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1364955
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$3,000.00
Japanese antique apothecary (medicine) chest for a merchant of herbs. Made of 100% hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood with 35 drawers of various sizes. Hand forged Iron hardware includes hirute and ring shaped drawer pulls. From the Kansai Area.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 28 1/2" high x 35 3/4" wide x 11 1/4" deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1363904
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$750.00
Antique Japanese small cha tansu (tea chest) made of chestnut wood with beautiful grain and original finish. The upper portion has a compartment with sliding panels covered with cream colored silk. The middle portion has a recessed area for tea display including a stepped shelf and two small drawers. To the right is a compartment with a drop in panel and a small drawer. The lower portion of the chest has 4 drawers: 3 small drawers in a horizontal row above one large full width drawer...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1363864
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$950.00
Japanese antique 2-section cha tansu (tea chest). The frame of this chest is made of solid keyaki (elm) wood and the front has persimmon wood veneer with dramatic grain. The top section has a compartment covered with four small sliding panels and a large compartment with glass sliders for display. Inside the glass display area are stepped shelves, a smaller square glass door compartment, another compartment with batik covered sliding panels depicting Mt. Fuji...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1363863
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Antique Japanese 2-section isho tansu (clothing chest), made all of kiri (paulownia) wood. The top section has two large full width drawers. The bottom section has one large full width drawer and one medium drawer. The lower right hand side has a safe box with heavy iron work on the hinged door. Inside are two small drawers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1910 item #1363174
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Japanese antique 2-section isho tansu stacking clothing chest, made of kiri (paulownia) wood. The top section of this chest has two large drawers. The bottom section has two large drawers of different sizes. In the lower right hand side of the bottom section is a safe box with a hinged door which opens to reveal two small interior drawers. The tansu has beautiful black iron hardware especially on the safebox door and warabite shaped drawer pulls.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1361921
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Japanese single section mizuya (kitchen tansu). The front of this piece is made of hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood with lovely smooth grain. The top and side of the chest are made of sugi (cryptomeria) wood panels. The sides have hinoki wood supports beams. On the left hand side are a pair of large sliding panels with vertical slats and copper hardware. The right side has a compartment opened by smaller sliding panel with cut out motifs and wire mesh. The interior of the right hand compartme...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1356236
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Antique Japanese small Kiri tansu from the Sakata region, with red lacquer top and sides and black lacquer front. Motifs of bamboo, pine, kiri leaves, and other floral imagery can be seen in the iron plates of each drawer. The bottom right corner houses an ornate lockbox with two small drawers inside. Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 33.25" L x 16" W x 21.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1356042
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Antique Japanese unusual personal storage tansu made of Sugi (cedar) wood, with three attractive Keyaki (elm) front drawers. The large sliding door panels open to a roomy interior, with asymmetrical shelving and several small drawers for the display and safe keeping of smaller objects of value.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 46.5" L x 15.25" W x 22.5" H Size:
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1355903
The Zentner Collection
$2,600.00
Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant's chest) made of Hinoki (cedar) and Sugi (cypress) hardwoods in a rich medium finish, of a classic design with large warabite style drawer pulls, simple iron corner and lock hardware, two sliding middle panels with interior storage compartment, and side lockbox with two small drawers inside.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 29.25" L x 14.5" W x 29.25" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1355412
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$1,250.00
Antique Japanese small personal tansu chest, made all from Kiri (paulownia) wood with natural finish and simplistic black iron hardware. The upper area has two sliding doors with lotus pedal handles and center lock, while the bottom section houses three small drawers and two large drawers below.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 37" L x 16.5" W x 20" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1355059
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Antique Japanese two section tansu from the Nihonmatsu region, made with Keyaki (elm) wood in original red/black lacquer finish. Its four large drawers have round lock plates incised with fu dogs. Its handles are incised with small floral motifs. There is a lockbox in the bottom corner housing two small drawers within, with a lotus flower front lock. Original key is included.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 45.25" L x 17.25" W x 43.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1355056
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Antique Japanese small half section mizuya (kitchen tansu) made with natural finish Hinoki (cedar) and Sugi (cypress) woods. Its front sliding doors and sides are reinforced with horizontal slats. The interior has two shelves.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 48.75” L x 17.25” W x 29” H