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Antique Japanese Ko Tansu (Personal Storage Chest) Kiri Edo

Antique Japanese Ko Tansu (Personal Storage Chest) Kiri Edo

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Directory: Antiques: Furnishings: Furniture: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: Item # 1481082
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An antique Japanese Ko Tansu (personal storage chest) made entirely of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. Hand forged iron hardware including the Warabite style handles. Features 6 drawers of varying sizes, a lift-out door and a hinged door behind which 2 small drawers are hidden. Each handle has a metal backstop called Atari that made a knocking sound and functioned as a security precaution if the Tansu were opened or moved.

Age: Edo Period (1800-1850)

Dimensions: 27" Wide by 20" High by 13 3/8" Deep