Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
An antique Japanese 3 section kimono chest called Isho Biraki Tansu made entirely of Kiri (Paulwonia) wood. All original hardware and natural patina finish. Top section has two sliding doors behind which lies three small drawers and a split level shelf. The drawers and shelf front have a Kuwanoki (Mulberry) wood trim. The center section features 2 large hinged doors which house 4 kimono trays with Kura on the center shelf. The bottom section has 3 large drawers for additional storage. Constructed using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wood nails.

This chest can be separated for use in different rooms of the house. It is very functional for the storage of kimonos, clothes and linens.

Age: Late Meiji to Taisho Period (1910-1920)

Dimensions: 37" Wide by 65" High by 16 5/8" Deep
item #1455492