Clothing Chest from Tsuroka Japanese Antique Furniture Iron Hardware
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Beautiful Japanese antique furniture. Bo isho dansu (locking-bar clothing chest). Chests like this were often given to the bride for use in her new home. The imagery of cranes, pine, plum, bamboo, and tortoise are good luck and symbols of longevity. This chest IS from Tsuroka, Shonai Plain area in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. The cabinetry is finger-joined sugi cedar. Drawers are rabbeted and pegged. Hand forged iron distinctive to wedding chests of the Tsuroka area. Warabite (bracken hand, imitating the curled-up young fern) style handles with embossed and chased escutcheons and jamb plates.
- Keyaki - Japanese Elm
- Sugi - Japanese cedar wood
- Fuki urushi (wiped lacquer)
- Hand forged iron
- Late 19th Century
- 33.5" x 16" x 38" width, depth, height)
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