Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
An antique Japanese Nihon Matsu Kasane Tansu (stacking chest on chest) that was made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. All original beautiful Urushi lacquer finish and hand made iron and bronze hardware including the Warabite handles. Pine and plum blossom Atari (handle backstops) and lock plates featuring a wealthy traveler's hat, Mino (straw cape), Takarabukuro (treasure bag) and Uchide No Kozuchi (treasure mallet). A natural dark patina developed around all of the metal fittings which is a testament to its age. The hinged door hides two small drawers for additional storage.

This style of chest was developed in the town of Nihon Matsu and known for its massive storage capacity, as well as its beauty and functionality.Age: Mid Meiji Period (1880-1890)

Dimensions: 46 1/2" Wide 47 5/8" High x 17 1/2" Deep
item #1420574