Sendai chest

Price:  2.350,00

Well-made, very wide Sendai ishô’dansu 衣装箪笥 (cabinet of drawers) in a single sections. Fully restored, cleaned and waxed.

The drawer faces are made from precious solid Keyaki wood (Zelkova – “Japanese oak”), and the exterior from indigenous hinoki cypress. Varnished in a warm brown hue.

Constructed with six drawers of different size and a hinged door. Revealing two more small drawers.

The drawers are equipped with large decorative iron lock plates with a reticulated design of scrolling foliage surrounding a circle with a raised crest of a chrysanthemum flower 菊 (kiku). Flanked by sturdy iron ‘warabite’-shaped bail handles with a debossed motif and fitted with matching oblong escutcheons.
The smooth running drawers are very deep and have a lot of volume, for easy storage.

Period: Japan – Meiji period (1868-1912).

Dimensions:
Height 87.2 cm, Width 118 cm, Depth 43.3 cm.

The ishô dansu is in a very good restored condition with some minor traces of wear and a great aged patina. No keys included. For a clear condition reference, please look at the photos.

The Sendai tansu, originating from the city of Sendai in Miyagi prefecture, northern Japan, is a distinctive style of drawer cabinet. These cabinets are typically crafted from premium materials such as Japanese chestnut, cedar, and zelkova wood, which lend them both durability and natural beauty.
One of the standout features of Sendai tansu is the exquisite iron fittings that adorn them. These fittings are intricately designed and serve as a testament to the exceptional craftsmanship of the artisans. The fittings are meticulously crafted in a wide array of shapes, each bearing pictorial designs and motifs that carry deep symbolic meaning.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : 211122

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