An an antique Japanese Nihon Matsu Kasane Tansu made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. All original hand forged iron hardware and natural Urushi lacquer finish. Warabite handles feature Atari (backstoppers) with upper Butterfly and lower Plum Blossom motifs. Lock plates feature Sho Chiku Bai (Pine, Bamboo, and Plum Blossom) motif with stylized Chrysanthemum lock knobs. Two smaller drawers are hidden behind the lower hinged safe door that locks with a key (included). Side handles on each section swivel up allowing a wood pole through them so that two persons could easily transport each section from place to place.
The Nihon Matsu tansu was originally made for the storage of kimono and textiles. Always large in size, they have the most abundant storage capacity of any Kasane Tansu.
Age: Meiji Era (1880-1890)
Dimensions: 43″ Wide by 45 3/8″ High by 17 7/8″ Deep