Wide wooden kimono ishô dansu
Price: € 1.400,00
Elegant and wide wooden kimono ishô dansu 着物衣装箪笥 (cabinet of drawers for kimono) in two 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’.
Configured with five drawers, the upper with three and the lower with two. Fitted with slender “kushigata”-shaped metal bail handles, and small circular lock plates with reticulated designs of stylized pine trees.
The sides of both 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.
Both parts with a red label of a previous dealer/maker: High-quality: Uchida, in Nanako city, Tôkyô 高級打田東京中野.
One drawer also with a handwritten label with instructions how to take care of the cabinet.
Height 118 cm, Width 93.2 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.