Japanese Vintage 5 Drawer Lidded Dressing Tansu Solid Zelkova Wood
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Japanese Vintage 5 Drawer Lidded Dressing Tansu Solid Zelkova Wood:
This is a lateMeiji Era (c. 1900) kyodai (lidded mirror box) with a unique arrangement of four drawersand an additionallidded fifth drawerlocated behind theflip top lidded top section. This type of tansu chest was used to storemake-up, jewelryas well as mirror. The lid flips over to expose a large inner storage area (see pictures 3 & 6).
Thechest's entire exterior is made of a tangential cutkiri (zelkova) wood with cryptomeria interiors.There is a persimmon tannin stain with a kijiro laquer finish.The interiors have a black lacquer finish. all hinges and drawer pulls are of a hand forged copper. On the flip top lid there are two holes where a mirror stand once stood. Both mirror and stand have been lost to the century of this chests life. There are a few minor repairs on the sides and back of this chest seen in my enlarged pictures. This chest is all original and overall in very fine condition with a very warm patina that only a century of loving use could give.
All drawers run smoothly and the lidded top opens and closes with ease. Please enjoy viewing the enlarged photos of this chest before offerding. This chest measures 12 1/2" wide by 11" high by 7 3/4" deep (31 x 28 x 19.5 cm). Very solidly built, a great piece of Japanese history; and makes a classic desk top organizer today.
You'll love it, I guarantee it.........If you purchase this item and are not completely delighted with it, you may return it for a no questions asked refund within 14 days of receipt.
Sailerking and the Shogun's Gallery have been in the Japanese antique business for over 32 years, and highly value our customers. Satisfaction Guarantee: All items are carefully described and photographed. If not completely delighted with any item it may be returned in original condition for refund of purchase price, less actual shipping cost. Most items listed are antiques, and as such may have an expected amount of wear from normal use. We do not sell items with major flaws without mentioning it in the listing. See photos and descriptions for condition. Returns must be shipped back within 14 days of receipt. Buyer assumes all shipping fees. If you have specific questions about the item or condition, please feel free to ask before offerding and we will make every effort to respond promptly. International buyers are responsible for any customs duties, taxes, etc. imposed by the buyer's home country.