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Japanese 2-section Kannon Biraki Tansu

Japanese 2-section Kannon Biraki Tansu

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Furniture: Pre 1900: Item # 1404685
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Emeryville, CA 94608

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Antique Japanese kannon biraki isho tansu (chest on chest for clothing with hinged doors). Made with kiri (paulownia) wood on the front with sugi (cryptomeria) wood on the sides, top and interior. The top section has two hinged doors which open to reveal two interior drawers. The bottom section has two large exterior drawers of different sizes. The lower right hand corner has a safe box with a hinged door and two small interior drawers. One of the small drawers is shortened from the back for a hiding space behind. The hardware is blackened iron with a large round lock plate on the top section and extensive cross bracing. Square shaped lock plates on other drawers and warabite shaped drawer pulls.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 41 3/4" high x 35 3/4" wide x 16 1/4" deep.