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Item:333199379269This is a very special 120 year old antique Japanese two drawer Kashizarabako (specialized tansu for carrying lacquer bowls) made of kiri (paulownia) wood with hinoki (cypress) drawer faces. This 2 drawer chest still has its original century old glowing warm patina. This chest shows a high degree of Japanese craftsmanship in the joinery, being made with hardened hinoki pegged wood with dovetail construction (see last picture).The method of construction, as well as, all the forged iron metal work on this chest dates it to the mid to late Meiji Era (c. 1890). The drawer handles are made of forged iron with a protective coat of burnt lacquer. This chest was used to hold special sized lacquer bowls used in chado (tea ceremony) to serve sweets. Both drawers are specially divided into areas for these bowls. The top handle is still very secure and provides a convenient way to transport this chest (see picture 3). Both drawers open and close smoothly.It has been well used yet well loved, and still has all of its original deep warm patina that only a century of loving use could provide. This chest remains in fine original antique condition. This tansu chest measures 11'' wide by 11'' deep by 10 1/4" high ( 28 x 28 x 26 cm). A very warm accent for your home or office. Great to hold pens, as well as, remote controls for the TV and stereo. Please enjoy the enlarged pictures to get a full appreciation of the fine kiri wood and its century old original patina. You'll love it, I guarantee it.........If you purchase this item and are not completely delighted with it, you may return it for a no questions asked refund within 30 days of receipt. Sailerking and the Shogun's Gallery have been in the Japanese antique business for over 38 years, and highly value our customers. Satisfaction Guarantee: All items are carefully described and photographed. If not completely delighted with any item it may be returned in original condition for refund of purchase price, less actual shipping cost. Most items listed are antiques, and as such may have an expected amount of wear from normal use. We do not sell items with major flaws without mentioning it in the listing. See photos and descriptions for condition. Returns must be shipped back within 30 days of receipt. Buyer assumes all shipping fees. If you have specific questions about the item or condition, please feel free to ask before bidding and we will make every effort to respond promptly. International buyers are responsible for any customs duties, taxes, etc. imposed by the buyer's home country.Region of Origin:Japan, Age:1850-1899, Primary Material:Wood, Original/Reproduction:Original, Type:Boxes
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ANTIQUE JAPANESE 120 YR OLD MEIJI ERA (c. 1890) 2 DRAWER SPECIALTY TANSU CHEST