Japanese antique isho tansu (clothing storage chest), made with chestnut wood drawer fronts and sugi (cryptomeria) wood frame, beautiful deep reddish brown lacquer finish on the drawer fronts and the sides and top of the chest, the frame on the front of the chest is lacquered black as is traditional with Fukashima area tansu. Iron hardware inlcudes large round lock plates and warabite shaped drawer pulls. The chest has four large drawers and two small drawers in the lower right hand corner. The back of the tansu has an interesting piece of paper attached which reads in Japanese calligraphy "Exchanged for garden materials, Dec 13, 1968" The tansu itself dates to the Meiji Period (1868-1912).
Size: 36" high x 42" wide x 16 3/4" deep.