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.
It is well proportioned with 5 external drawers, a cupboard behind a hinged door and a second cupboard behind two small sliding doors.
In the Tansu book, these Ko-Dantsu are described as small personal chests.
Height 580 mm
Width 515 mm
Depth 370 mm
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