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Japanese Antique Storage Tansu with Original Lacquer Finish

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Furniture: Pre 1900: Item # 1406754
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5757 Horton Street
Emeryville, CA 94608

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Antique Japanese storage tansu made with all keyaki (elm) wood on the front, sugi (cryptomeria) wood on the top and sides. The upper portion of the tansu has a large compartment opened by sliding panels with wide, horizontal slats. The lower portion has 5 drawers of various sizes. Square drawer pulls are made of iron. Original translucent, deep reddish lacquer finish. This tansu was most likely made to seat into the wall of a house.

Edo Period (circa early 1800's)
Dimensions: 33 1/2" high x 35 3/4" wide x 16 1/4" deep.