Meiji period antique Japanese Tansu incorporating 5 full depth drawers with outer cabinet in Ebonised finish. This distinct style of tansu originates from the Sendai region of Japan. The shape of the decorative black iron hardware on the drawer handles are styled on the chrysanthemum. Additional iron work on edges and corners still present along with larger ironwork handle on each side for carrying. Sendai-dansu (tansu) are chests used to store kimono and clothing. They originated from craftsmen in the Sendai region, and are made of zelkova wood with drawers lined in cedar. Sendai-dansu are known for their elaborate ironwork - commissioned from former sword makers after the Samurai were disbanded in the Meiji era. An attractive and substantial piece offering very decent volumes of storage. This stylish item has a unique time served patina including minor scratches, indentations marks and blemishes. One wrought iron drawer handle is unfortunately broken and held in place with wire, this requires a replacement to be fashioned by a blacksmith. The second tansu in our photographs is available to buy separately, it is not included in this sale. Dimensions - Width - 85cm Depth - 40cm Height - 102cm £525.00 Economical U.K. delivery can be arranged at separate cost. Delivery is not included. Checkout will mention delivery, this is not included within the price stated. Other items shown in our photographs are not included.
Antique Japanese 5 Drawer Sandai-dansu (tansu) - Ref T2