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Unusual Antique Japanese 2 Section Sado Island Tansu

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: Item # 1379082
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5757 Horton Street
Emeryville, CA 94608

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Japanese two section isho tansu (clothing chest) from the Sado Island area. Original dark reddish lacquer finish. With hand-forged iron hardware, decorative plating incised with motifs of cranes and turtles with many tails, both symbols of longevity. The lower unit holds a corner safe box with two small drawers concealed inside.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 41" L x 16" D x 41" H