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Japanese Step Tansu Chest, circa 1930s

$3,680

About

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, this 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.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Width: 27 in. (68.58 cm)Depth: 17.75 in. (45.09 cm)
  • Style
    Showa (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: CVF0121stDibs: LU820020547362

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  • Shipping
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    Ships From: Chicago, IL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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Located in Chicago, IL

PAGODA RED is a renowned resource for designers as well as collectors of contemporary and ancient Chinese, Korean and Japanese art. They offer a curated edit of fine and provincial furniture, ceramics, scholars' objects, and paintings and textiles, each piece historically and geographically authentic.

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