Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
An antique Japanese single section Sendai Tansu made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All original hand forged iron hardware including the Hikute style handles. The lock plates feature an incised flying crane and a pine tree, both representing longevity and good luck. The corners on the drawer fronts have the raised turnip (Kabu) design and the handle back plates have incised Chrysanthemums. This is a rare example of quality metal smithing during the Edo era.

Age: Edo Period (1800-1850)

Dimensions: 36 1/2" Wide by 17 3/4" High by 16 3/4" Deep
item #1456646