This is an early Taisho era vintage c. (samurai sword stand) with a unique arrangement of five drawers of various sizes for storage of sword fittings and oils. This sword tansu is made of kuwa (mulberry) burl wood with kiri (paulownia) wood drawer interiors (see picture 9). All interior drawers have burgundy lacquer finish (see picture 9).
The removable top sword stand fits (holds) virtually any samurai sword. The top sword stand is fully removable and assembles on the top in four pieces (see picture 9). Each of the side racks have a dovetailed sliding base that fits into the reverse dovetail track on the top of the chest (see picture 7).
This chest has been well used yet well loved, and it remains, with exception of limited past signs of use and some very minor restoration (see pictures 10 & 11), in very fine condition. All drawers run smoothly and the top sword fitting will accommodate any size samurai sword (see 1st, 2nd and last pictures). This chest measures 23 1/2" wide by 12" deep by 10 1/2 high (60 x 30.5 x 27 cm). With sword fitting it measures a total of 20 high (51 cm). Made with old world craftsmanship wooden pin construction (see picture 11).
Very solidly built, a great piece of Japanese history; and also makes a great jewelry box or a classic desk top organizer today. Please note : Samurai swords seen in pictures 1, &12 are not included in this listing.You'll love it, I guarantee it! Sailerking and the Shogun's Gallery have been in the Japanese antique business for over 35 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 "JAPANESE ANTIQUE 5 DRAWER TANSU BURL MULBERRY WOOD SAMURAI SWORD STAND CHEST" is in sale since Tuesday, September 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques". The seller is "sailerking" and is located in Portland, Oregon.
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