Japanese Step Tansu

c. 1930
$3,680 USD
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Dimensions
W: 27.0" D: 17.75" H: 24.0"
Materials
Wood
Iron
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CVF012
Estimated Shipping
$388

Designed to be versatile and portable, Japanese tansu chests were multipurpose storage cabinets that moved throughout the home as needed. This petite chest was originally the upper compartment of a large step tansu, known as kaidan-dansu, which doubled as a low staircase to reach overhead storage spaces. Built with two drawers and a central compartment, the tansu is cleverly designed to allow its contents to be accessed from either side. In keeping with its refined form, the tansu is minimally decorated to emphasize the gorgeous patterning of its keyaki (zelkova wood) construction.

Additional Dimensions:
Upper Drawer: 10.75"W x 16.5”D x 6.5"H
Lower Drawer: 4.5"W x 16.25"D x 4.75"H
Compartment: 19.5"W x 16"D x 10.5"H

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