Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
An antique Japanese 2 section Nihon Matsu Tansu made of Urushi lacquered Keyaki (Zelkova) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Original finish and hand made iron fittings. Features double plum blossom Atari (handle stoppers) above and below the handles with Sho Chiku Bai (Pine tree, Bamboo, and Plum Blossom), lock plates featuring Chrysanthemum knobs. Two small drawers hide behind the hinged door.

The Nihon Matsu tansu is traditionally a large kimono storage chest that has spacious storage. Made in the Tohoku region of Japan, the chest was well recognized for both its function and beauty.

Age: Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 42 3/4" Wide x 45" High x 17 1/2"
item #1416536