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Japanese Antique Single Section Mizuya (Kitchen Tansu)


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Furniture: Pre 1900: Item # 1390297
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Emeryville, CA 94608
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Antique Japanese single section mizuya (kichten chest). Made of hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood with dark keyaki (elm) wood burl panels. The left side of the tansu has a compartment opened by sliding doors with vertical slats. The right portion of the chest has a smaller compartment opened by sliders with decorative cut outs and wire mesh. Below these compartments are 8 drawers of various sizes all with keyaki wood fronts and round iron drawer pulls.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 33 1/2" high x 71 1/2" wide x 19" deep