Antique Japanese choba tansu from the Matsumoto area. Made of keyaki (elm) wood with dramatic grain. The top portion of the tansu has two drawers. Below this is a compartment on the left opened by two sliding panels with horizontal slats. On the right hand side of the chest and continuing on to the bottom portion of the tansu, is a series of various sized drawers, the lowest of which spans the width of the tansu. Iron hardware includes warabite shaped drawer pulls, round lock plates with chaste brass edges, and corner bracing. The finish is a translucent orange color which accentuates the keyaki wood grain. Gorgeous original finish in remarkable condition.
Early Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 41 1/2″ high x 32 3/4″ wide x 15″ deep.