Stylish antique home storage with a difference. Antique Japanese Kanto Style Kannon-Biraki Isho-dansu Tansu. This furniture piece was designed to be frequently transported between locations. Often referred to as a "wedding chest," this style of tansu stored a bride's wedding kimono. Edo period circa 1860. Iron hinged doors open to reveal 4 drawers, a characteristic of the earliest form of kanto style chests. Five iron hinges flank each door and iron strapping surrounding a round foliate lockplate at the center. Rich tones of rustic autumn chestnut and a unique time served rustic patina combine to create a truly unique piece of furniture. Original hand crafted ironwork detailing all present including internal door retainer. Versatile 4 drawer storage behind double hinged doors plus original secret drawer which cleverly resides to the rear of one of the smaller drawers. Stylish quality metal hairpin legs add a further degree of practicality. Ideal for bedrooms, hallways and living spaces. This item could also be used for home study storage or possibly be used as a feature rich T.V.. Given the age of this item please expect signs of wear and tear including but not limited to historical surface scratches, marks, indentations and loss of lacquer. Please refer to high resolution images for state and condition. In line with our rigorous procedures this piece has been thoroughly treated for historical worm as a precaution. Size - 91cm wide, 42cm deep, 50 cm tall (tansu), 88cm overall height £425.00 Delivery can be arranged for this item at separate cost.
Antique Japanese Kanto Style Kannon-Biraki Isho-dansu Tansu - ‘Wedding Chest’