An antique Japanese Kyoto Mizuya Tansu (kitchen chest) made of Hinoki (Cypress) and Keyaki (Zelkova) woods. Made in 2 stacking sections, the upper part features 2 sets of sliding doors with four drawers below and the bottom part has a pair of sliding doors with a removable split level shelf. All original bronze hardware including the Marui style handles. Center doors have intact copper wire mesh screen used to prevent flying pests from entering. Built with slide slats for strength and visual design. All doors have Kaki (Persimmon) wood inlay that adds a beautiful design element as well as a function to prevent the premature wearing down of the door bottoms.
Constructed using through mortise and tenon joinery.
Age: Meiji Period (1890-1900)
Dimensions: 46 1/2" Wide by 65 5/8" by 18 1/4" Deep