Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
An antique Japanese tansu chest called Bodansu (chest with locking bar) made entirely of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. It originates from the southern island of Kyushu. All original hand forged iron hardware including the Warabite style handles. Six drawers were used for Kimono storage with three drawers being secured by a locking bar with key. Side handles were used for moving the tansu from place to place. Constructed using Japanese joinery and hardened wooden nails.
item #1459034