A rare antique Sado Island Kasane Tansu made of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. All original hand forged iron hardware including the Warabite handles and original Urushi lacquer finish. All hardware was custom made with no two matching parts. The locking plates feature many auspicious symbols including Ebisu, Daikoku, the Lion Dancers, a crane, two turtles, a Fu Dog and an old wise man. The drawer corners feature a traveler’s paraphernalia, the Sho Chiku Bai motif, a Gumbai, and a gathering of dried kelp.
Two full width drawers, two 3/4 width drawers, two small drawers and a hinged security door that hides 3 small drawers with a secret box completes this beautiful chest.
Age: Edo Period (1800-1850)
Dimensions: 46 1/2″ Wide by 46 3/4″ High by 17 1/2″ Deep