Tall wooden kimono cabinet 着物衣装箪笥
Price: € 1.700,00
Fantastic and completely restored tall 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 configured with a pair of sliding doors, two drawers of different size and a hinged door, the middle part with three drawers, and the lower part with two drawers.
The sliding doors are fitted with circular thumb grips and a sliding lock, opening to a shelved storage area. The hinged door with a copper pull ring.
And the drawers equipped with iron ‘warabite’-shaped bail handles and small circular lock plates.
The smooth running drawers are very spacious and ideal for easy storage.
The sides 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 154.5 cm, Width 90.5 cm, Depth 42 cm.
Period: Japan – Taishô period (1912-1916).
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.