Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
An antique Japanese Nihon Matsu Kasane Tansu (stacking chest on chest) made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Original Urushi lacquer finish and hand forged iron hardware. The lock plates feature the lucky Sho Chiku Bai (Pine Bamboo Plum blossom) motif with two stylized Chrysanthemum knobs. The handles are in the Warabite style with handle stoppers that are butterflies above and plum blossoms below. The safe door below hides two small drawers for the storage of valuables.

Age: Meiji Period (1880-1890)

Dimensions: 43" Wide by 45 3/8" High by 17 1/2" Deep.
item #1448847