Two-piece stacking Japanese tansu chest with iron details and handles. This Meiji period tansu has 13 drawers of varying sizes, including two in the lower right corner behind a highly detailed small door. At the top are sliding doors with open space inside. On the sides are handles for carrying. Typical for tansus of this era, there are several splits in the lightweight wood. Drawers and doors all work very well for a tansu, as they are made without glides, just wooden boxes in larger wooden boxes. This one has a lot of character and patina.
36" wide, 16.25" deep, 63.75" high.