An original 19th Century molded leather hide hat box. Round base with single hinged back conical pointed lid. forged brass front clasp that helps to latch the line securely closed. Original warm burgandy tones.
19th Century C. 1930's
Dimensions: 14" high x 11 1/2" wide
Single Section Japanese Merchant Glass Display Todana Tansu
Single section Hinkoki (Japanese Cypress) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) wood merchant glass display tansu. Originally used in a merchant shop to display the stores wares for sale.. Shallow in depth with countertop height. Two shelves are located inside for storage needs with the glass support panes in line with the shelves preventing visual distraction of items being shown. Beautifully finished with natural blond tones. Overall in very good condition.
Japanese Kyushu Choba Tansu (Merchant Chest) Keyaki Meiji Period
Antique Japanese Kyushu Choba Tansu (merchant chest made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. All original hand forged iron hardware with a combination of slider and drawer layout. Beautiful original warm lacquer finish. Overall in very good condition.
Merchant chests were proudly owned by shopkeepers and served a dual purpose. The obvious one is a chest to store the business records, books, valuables, and office supplies. The less obvious one was using it as a form of... Click for details
Pair of Japanese Black Lacquer Traveling Peddlers Gyosho Boxes
Unusual pair of black lacquer small traveling hinged boxes. Each box is the same size with three individually sized drawers located behind the hinged front door. All original hand forged iron hardware. Side handles swivel up allowing insert of a hardwood pole for ease of carrying them about.
Age: Early Meiji period (1868 - 1912)
Dimensions: 7 3/4" wide x 12 1/2" deep x 11" high Each
Japanese Single Section Natural Mizuya
Single section Mizuya (kitchen buffet tansu) with a pair of sliding panels opening to a open space with a single shelf inside. Set of 5 pull out drawers with beautifully finished quartered sawn keyaki drawers.
Hand forged iron hardware. Natural blond finished with fine carpentry details. Overall in very good condition. Ready to go!
Age: Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
Dimensions: 71" long x 34 high x 20 1/4" deep
Rare Antique Japanese Sado Kasane Tansu Kurinoki Meiji/Taisho Era
A rare antique Japanese Sado Kasane (stacking chest on chest) Tansu made of Kurinoki (Chestnut) and Kirinoki (Paulownia) woods. Original natural Urushi lacquer finish. Hand forged and hand made iron hardware featuring two Phoenix birds representing immortality on the upper large drawer lock plates, two sea turtles symbolizing 10,000 years of longevity and a crane meaning 1,000 years of long life on the lower drawers. Paulownia leaf family crest on the hinged door which hides two small drawers... Click for details
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Antique Japanese Sendai Tansu Lacquered Keyaki Meiji Period
An antique Japanese Sendai Tansu made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Original natural Urushi lacquer with hand forged iron hardware including the lock plates featuring Peonies and a door lock plate featuring a large radish. Four large drawers for spacious kimono storage with two smaller visible drawers for accessories and two small drawers behind the hinged security door for valuables.
Antique Japanese Kobako (Personal Storage Box) Hinoki Meiji Era
An antique Japanese Kobako (personal storage box) made entirely of Hinoki (Cypress) wood. Hand forged iron hardware with Hirute handle and ring drawer pulls. constructed using Japanese straight dovetail joinery and hardened wood nails.
Clues to its purpose include minor interior drawer ink stain as well as its low profile and paper sized drawers suggesting that it was used as a form of calligraphy or document box for a professional or a business.
Antique Japanese Nihon Matsu Kasane Tansu (Stacking Chest) Meiji Era
An antique Japanese Nihon Matsu Kasane Tansu (stacking chest on chest) made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Suginoki (Cyrptomeria) woods. The finish is an original natural Urushi lacquer. Unusual lock plates each featuring auspicious symbols with the upper design showing a lucky crane (for 1,000 years of longevity) and the lower design showing a lucky sea turtle (for 10,000 years of long life). The three central symbols represent Sho Chiku Bai (Pine, Bamboo & Plum Blossom). These are the three... Click for details
Antique Japanese Kyushu Kimono Tansu Single Section Lacquer Meiji Era
An antique Japanese Kyushu Kimono Tansu in a single section made of Suginoki (Cryptomeria) wood. Original natural Urushi lacquer finish. Hand forged iron hardware including the top view mums design on the lock plates. Three large and four small drawers to organize storage.
A stunning tansu that would work well in any room decor.
Age: Meiji Period (1880-1890)
Dimensions: 46 1/2" Wide by 25 1/4" High by 16" Deep