An antique Japanese 2 section tall Kyoto Kasane Tansu (stacking chest on chest) made of Keyaki (Zelkova), Kirinoki (Paulownia) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. All iron fittings are original and hand made. Two sliding Keyaki doors the top section open to a spacious storage area behind while a hinged door on the lower section opens to two small drawers.
Straight dovetail joinery construction using hardened wooden nails. Tansu of this configuration have become rare to find in Japan.
This piece is both beautiful and functional in a contemporary home with the added versatility of separating the sections for use in different rooms.
Age: Early Meiji Period (1868-1880)
Dimensions: 62 1/4″ High x 36″ Wide x 16″ Deep