This is a very special 120 year old antique Japanese two drawer. (specialized tansu for carrying lacquer bowls) made of kiri. (paulownia) wood with hinoki (cypress) drawer faces. This 2 drawer chest still has its original century old glowing warm patina. This chest shows a high degree of Japanese craftsmanship in the joinery, being made with.
Hardened hinoki pegged wood with dovetail construction (see last picture). The method of construction, as well as, all the forged iron metal work o. N this chest dates it to the mid to late Meiji Era c.
The drawer handles are made of forged iron with a protective coat of burnt lacquer. This chest was used to hold special sized lacquer bowls used in chado (tea ceremony) to serve sweets. Both drawers have divided areas for these bowls. T he top handle is still very secure. And provides a convenient way to transport this chest.
Both drawers open and close smoothly. It has been well used yet well loved, and still has all of its original deep warm patina that only a century of loving use could provide. This chest remains in fine original antique condition.Chest measures 11'' wide by 11'' deep by 10 1/4 high (28 x 28 x 26 cm). A very warm accent for your home or office. Great to hold pens, as well as, remote controls for the TV and stereo. Please enjoy the enlarged pictures to get a full appreciation of the fine kiri. Wood and its century old original patina. You'll love it, I guarantee it......... And the Shogun's Gallery have been in the Japanese antique business for over 38 years, and highly value our customers. Satisfaction Guarantee: All items are carefully described and photographed. Most items listed are antiques, and as such may have an expected amount of wear from normal use. We do not sell items with major flaws without mentioning it in the listing. See photos and descriptions for condition.
The item "ANTIQUE JAPANESE 120 YR OLD MEIJI ERA (c. 1890) 2 DRAWER SPECIALTY TANSU CHEST" is in sale since Friday, May 25, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Boxes". The seller is "sailerking" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.