A Very rare example of an antique Japanese Kuruma Tansu (wheeled chest) made of Keyaki burl (Zelkova), Kuri burl (Chestnut) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. All original iron hardware and translucent Urushi lacquer finish. Sliding doors hides a large storage space with a small drawer tucked away. Below are three side by side drawers for additional storage. Side slats provided strength and durability to the chest during moves while providing a Japanese visual design element. Constructed using through mortise and tenon joinery. Unusual small size, retaining the gorgous original finish in great condition. Original wooden wheels.
Age: Mid to late Edo Period (1800-1850)
Dimensions: 38″ Wide by 34 3/4″ High by 21 1/4″ Deep