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Antique Japanese 2-Section Kyoto Red Lacquer Tansu

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1920: Item # 1366716
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5757 Horton Street
Emeryville, CA 94608

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Japanese 2-section isho tansu (clothing chest of drawers), from the Kyoto area. The chest is made with Sugi (cypress) wood in the original glossy red lacquer finish a lacquering process know asiro-urushi (色漆), literally "color lacquer"and has 11 drawers with charming heart-shaped keyholes and black iron warabite pulls. The top section houses a large open compartment behind two Keyaki (elm) sliding panels in a dark finish, with black lacquer frames.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 34.5" L x 15.25" D x 63.5" H