Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
An antique Japanese 2 Section Kamidana Tansu made of Keyaki (Zelkova), Hinoki (Cypress) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. The top section was used as a Shinto shrine with a multi-level platform and original paper charms still attached to the interior walls. Built into the platform are sliding doors where Shinto religious artifacts were stored.

The bottom section has three large drawers, each with spacious storage. The chest was constructed using through mortise and tenon joinery as well as straight dovetail joints and hardened wooden nails.

Age: Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 35" Wide x 67 3/8" High x 19 1/2" Deep
item #1417157