Kimono ishô dansu 着物衣装箪笥
Price: € 1.450,00
Lovely and completely restored wide wooden kimono ishô dansu 着物衣装箪笥 (cabinet of drawers for kimono) in two sections, on a separate base. Fully restored, cleaned and waxed.
The drawer fronts are veneered with kiri-wood, and the exterior is made of solid hinoki cypress wood. The entire outside is only slightly varnished, giving it a tad warmer hue.
The upper and lower section each have three wide drawers, of which the lower ones are a bit thinner than the upper drawers.
All these drawers are equipped with slender “warabite”-shaped bail handles with matching back plates. In the middle of the drawers a small circular lock plate. They are very deep and have a lot of volume, for easy storage. And they run very smoothly as well.
The sides with in total four “warabite”-shaped grip handles (totte) two on each side of the lower part. The sides are also equipped with four pole-carrying handles in total, one on each side of the upper and lower part for easy transport and “locking” the upper section to the lower part.
The kimono cabinet is in a very good completely resorted condition. Please look at the photos for a condition reference. There are no keys with this cabinet.
Height 114.6 cm, Width 114.9 cm, Depth 39.9 cm.
Taishô-period – Early Shôwa-period.
Please note we are offering a matching cabinet. Though of different size and configuration, they are a great set. Which is a rare find!
Tansu is the traditional mobile storage cabinetry indigenous to Japan. Tansu were rarely used as stationary furniture. Consistent with Japan’s minimalist aesthetic, traditional homes appeared rather empty. Tansu were not visible in the home except at certain times for specific situations. They were kept in kura (storehouses) adjacent to homes or businesses, in nando (storage rooms), in oshiire (house closet alcoves), on choba (raised platform area of a shop) and on some sengokubune (coastal ships). Mobility was obtained through the use of attached wheels, iron handles for carrying or protruding structural upper rails for lifting. (From Wikipedia)
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.