Antique Japanese isho tansu (clothing chest) from the Sendai area. Made with keyaki (zelkova elm) wood front and sugi (cryptomeria) wood frame. The chest has four large drawers, two small drawers and a safe box (with key) which opens to two small interior drawers. The hardware is made of iron and features beautiful lock plates in the form of scrolling vines with a chrysanthemum mon in the center and warabite drawer pulls. Lacquer finish is a deep translucent red with black lacquer on the front frame.
Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 35″ high x 45 1/2″ wide x 17 1/8″ deep