Kimono ishô dansu 着物衣装箪笥

Price:  1.700,00

Charming and completely restored large wooden kimono ishô dansu 着物衣装箪笥 (cabinet of drawers for kimono) in three sections. Fully restored, cleaned and waxed.

The fronts and exterior are made of indigenous kiri (paulownia) wood. The entire outside is varnished in a sought after warm brown hue, a colour that we like to call ‘golden oak’.

The upper part has a pair of sliding doors. The sliding doors are fitted with decorative circular copper thumb grips formed like a kikyô 桔梗 (bell flower). Opening to an interior with a shelved storage space on the left and on the right three drawers with an open space on top.

The middle and lower section with three large smooth running drawers. They are fitted with ‘warabite’-shaped bail handles with reticulated back plates with an scrolling foliage design. And have small circular lock plates.

The sides of the lower two parts with retractable “pole carrying”-handles for easy transport and locking the upper part into place.

The kimono cabinet is in a very good completely resorted condition. Please look at the photos for a condition reference. No keys included.

Height 157.1 cm, Width 93.8 cm, Depth 42 cm.
Period: Japan – Taishô period (1912-1926).

This tansu is a traditional Japanese storage cabinetry specially designed to store kimono. It has the typical Japan’s minimalist aesthetics, and fits perfect in our now more modern households. As the drawers are very deep and have a lot of volume, it is perfect for easy storage.

Paulownia was the desired wood for the construction of tansu such as these to safely store kimono during the changing Japanese seasons. The characteristic of this wood allowed for its expansion during humid summer months to seal the drawers and keep the silk kimono dry while during dry winter months, the wood contracted to allow the kimono to circulate air to breath.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : B2609


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