Takayama Isho Dansu | Antique Tansu Clothing Chest


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Two section antique clothing chest with a beautiful red tone from Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.

Takayama furniture features distinctive handles, or a lack thereof, in its construction. You will instead often encounter a drawer face with a large border; allowing for the drawer to be grasped from the middle section of the drawer. The two top drawers of this piece are Takayama-style handle-less drawers, while the rest have two handles and one lockplate, a standard configuration in Japanese tansu.

Shunkei lacquering is a process in which a transparent lacquer is applied to wood that has been given a yellow or red tone.

  • Sugi case and drawers - Japanese Cedar
  • Kiri drawer panels - Paulownia
  • Shunkei lacquer
  • Late 19th Century
  • 36.5" x 42" x 16.5" (width, height, depth)
Conserved by Shibui for the Northern American climate.

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