Wooden kimono ishô dansu 着物衣装箪笥 (cabinet of drawers for kimono) in 2 sections

Price:  1.700,00

Beautiful and completely restored large wooden kimono ishô dansu 着物衣装箪笥 (cabinet of drawers for kimono) in two sections, resting on a separate base. Fully restored, cleaned and waxed. More commonly these cabinets are in three sections, so this one is a bit more unique.

The fronts are made of kiri-wood, and the exterior of hinoki cypress wood. The entire outside is slightly varnished, giving it warm brown hue.

The upper part has a pair of sliding doors and three drawers of different size. The sliding doors are fitted with blackened shokudô thumb grips. The interior with a shelf on the left side, and an open space with two small drawers on the right.

The lower section both with four large drawers.

All the drawers with fine mokkô-shaped (melon) debossed handles. In the middle of the drawers a small circular lock plate. The drawers are very deep and have a lot of volume, for easy storage. They run very smoothly as well.

The sides of each section with a retractable pole-carrying handle, so four in total. These were/are for easy transport and “locking” the upper section to the lower part (please see pictures). Its ornamented plate with an open worked triple-diamond design.

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

Height 166.3 cm, Width 90.4 cm, Depth 43.3 cm.
Period: Japan – Taishō period (1912-1926).

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.

Ref. No. : 212423


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