Unusual Antique Japanese Cedar Miniature Tansu Cabinet, Late 19thc. For Sale
Unusual Antique Japanese Cedar Miniature Tansu Cabinet, Late 19thC.
Unusual Antique Japanese Cedar Tansu Cabinet, Late 19thC.
This is an unusual piece of antique Meiji period Japanese furniture, dating to the late 19th century. It is Tansu cabinet, probably of a type used by scholars as a desk tidy.
Made of a dark wood (probably cedar), the drawer fronts are finished in cork, and it is ornamented with small metal plates depicting flowers and animals in great details, the top two doors slide open.
It measures 9” across by 11” tall and 4” deep.
Very good original condition (it has been newly cleaned, too); the metalwork is in good condition, and appears to be all original. There is a small amount of shrinkage, common in Tansu's of this age.
UK delivery costs £9, to the E.U. £19, U.S. & Canada £31, and to Australia, N.Z. and Japan, £39; please ask for the international postage cost to other locations.
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Unusual Antique Japanese Cedar Miniature Tansu Cabinet, Late 19thc.: $150