Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
An antique Japanese Ko Tansu (personal storage chest) made of Kiri (Paulownia) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. All original hand forged iron hardware with auspicious Paulownia leaf lock plates and Warabite handles. The original finish was done in a wiped Urushi lacquer technique for both the drawer fronts and the tansu body.

It was used in a wealthy Japanese home to store personal effects, ephemera, writing tools, and other miscellaneous sundries. In a modern home, it would make the perfect nightstand or side table.

Dimensions: 25 1/2" Wide by 24 1/2" High by 13 3/4" Deep

Age: Mid Meiji Era (1880-1890)
item #1436786