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14B4 Kannon Isho Tansu 2 Section w/ Secret Compartment / SOLD

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Material: Kiri (Paulownia)
Age: Middle Meiji period ( 1880's - 1890's)
H: 42.00 inches, W: 39.50 inches, D: 18.00 inches
Price: $2,650.00

Sorry but this Antique has been sold. If you are interested in this item, please contact us to find out if we have something similar available. Thank you.

Product Description

This is an antique Japanese 2 section wedding kimono chest called Kannon Biraki tansu that features double hinged doors on the upper section.  It was constructed entirely out of Paulownia wood (known in Japan as Kirinoki) and the iron fittings were hand made.

The main lock plate on the upper section shows the family crest of the previous owner of this chest.

As an added bonus, there is a secret compartment behind one of the small drawers, presumably used for hiding special momentos, jewelry, money or important documents.  

These chests were often given as part of a bride's dowry where she could safely store her wedding kimono to cherish for years to come.  It would make a wonderful clothes dresser or storage unit for any home or bedroom with the added versatility of separating the sections for different rooms of the house.

These items from the latest shipment have not yet been restored. They can be purchased now prior to restoration and once the work is complete we will send  you photos of the item. If you are not completely satisfied, we will refund the purchase price.