Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
An antique Japanese Kasane Tansu (stacking chest on chest) made of Keyaki (Zekova) wood. The body and drawer fronts use this highly prized and rare wood while the drawer backs and interior were made using Suginoki (Cryptomeria) wood. All original hand forged iron hardware with beautiful lock plates that feature the lucky treasure bag (Fukubukuro), Mokko style handles and drawer corners with fine stimple work. The safe door hides two small drawers that were used for the storage of valuables. Custom built iron stands complete this beautiful tansu pair.

Age: Meiji Period (1880-1890)

Dimensions of each section on stand: 34 3/4" Wide by 29 3/4" High by 15 7/8" Deep
item #1448849