Tansu is the traditional mobile storage cabinety of Japan. Tansu was first recorded in them Genroku era of the Edo period (1688–1704).
During the time period in which tansu gradually became a feature of Japanese culture and daily life, 1657–1923, both hard and softwoods were used by tansuyas (tansu craftsmen), often in practical combination for a single chest. Woods commonly used in tansu included elm, chestnut, pine, cedar, paulownia and cypress.
This chest has had some professional repair and has had historic wood worm which has been treated. It is well proportioned with 5 external drawers and 3 more hidden benath a small hinged door. The extensive metal banding and corners gives a sense of its age.
In the Tansu book, these Ko-Dantsu are described as small personal chests.
Height 600 mm
Width 570 mm
Depth 320 mm
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