Japanese antique single section mizuya (kitchen tansu for storage). Made of hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood with original deep brown lacquer finish.
The right hand side of the chest has a compartment covered by a pair of sliding panels with keyaki wood details, open work carving and wire for ventilation. The largest compartment is covered with sliding panels with keyaki details and vertical slats. The inside of each of these compartments has one shelf. A series of 8 small drawers occupy the bottom of the chest. Each drawer is made with burled keyaki (elm) wood and has iron moko-shaped drawer pulls.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 34" high x 71" long x 18 3/4" deep