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Antique Japanese Tansu
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Small antique Japanese tansu with a total of six drawers. Two drawers are behind a door. All original hardware. Custom iron base.
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Early 20th Century Japanese Edo End Tables

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Iron

  • Antique Japanese Tansu
  • Antique Japanese Tansu
  • Antique Japanese Tansu
  • Antique Japanese Tansu
H 21.75 in. W 25.5 in. D 14.50 in.
Rare Japanese Tansu Chest
Located in Stamford, CT
A rare late 18th-early 19th century Japanese Tansu chest of drawers with enameled iron, silk and mixed woods.
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Antique Late 18th Century Japanese Commodes and Chests of Drawers

  • Rare Japanese Tansu Chest
  • Rare Japanese Tansu Chest
  • Rare Japanese Tansu Chest
  • Rare Japanese Tansu Chest
H 36.5 in. W 33.25 in. D 15.75 in.
Japanese Tansu Chests
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Beautiful pair of Japanese Tansu chests. These are out of a great Palm Springs estate. These are old Meiji period chests that have been refitted with new interiors and frames in the ...
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20th Century Japanese Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • Japanese Tansu Chests
  • Japanese Tansu Chests
  • Japanese Tansu Chests
  • Japanese Tansu Chests
H 27.5 in. W 45.25 in. D 17.5 in.
Charred Cedar Wabi Sabi Japanese Tansu Meiji Period
Located in London, GB
A late 19th C. Charred cedar Japanese “Tansu” Highly decorative utilitarian Japanese design.
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Cabinets

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Cedar

  • Charred Cedar Wabi Sabi Japanese Tansu Meiji Period
  • Charred Cedar Wabi Sabi Japanese Tansu Meiji Period
  • Charred Cedar Wabi Sabi Japanese Tansu Meiji Period
  • Charred Cedar Wabi Sabi Japanese Tansu Meiji Period
H 32.68 in. W 33.47 in. D 20.28 in.
Large Taisho Period Wabi Sabi Japanese Tansu
Located in London, GB
A large charred cedar, elm & paper Japanese Tansu from the early 20th century Taisho period. Coming in two parts its both an incredibly decorative & useful piece of furniture.
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Furniture

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Elm, Cedar, Paper

  • Large Taisho Period Wabi Sabi Japanese Tansu
  • Large Taisho Period Wabi Sabi Japanese Tansu
  • Large Taisho Period Wabi Sabi Japanese Tansu
  • Large Taisho Period Wabi Sabi Japanese Tansu
H 59.45 in. W 59.45 in. D 19.3 in.
HENREDON Mahogany Japanese Tansu Style Buffet / Credenza
By Henredon
Located in Charlotte, NC
A credenza in the Japanese Tansu Campaign style by Henredon. Mahogany with banded top, brass hardware and brass accents. Features three center drawers of dovetail construction, flank...
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Late 20th Century American Anglo-Japanese Credenzas

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Brass

Antique Japanese Tansus on Custom Bases/Nightstands
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This listing is for two Japanese tansus with custom made metal stands. The piece on the left has two drawers and the piece on the right has a pair of sliding doors and five smaller d...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Side Tables

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Iron

HUNTLEY THOMASVILLE Japanese Tansu Campaign Style Wall Mirror
By B. F. Huntley Co.
Located in Charlotte, NC
A Japanese Tansu Campaign style wall mirror by Huntley Thomasville. Mirror glass and rectangular banded walnut frame with decorative brass accents. Made in North Carolina, USA, in th...
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Mid-20th Century American Campaign Wall Mirrors

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Brass

Large 19th Century Japanese Tansu Storage Chest with Sliding Doors
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century Japanese tansu chest used for storing bedding. Cabinet has three drawers and a pair of sliding doors with decorative cutouts. Interior shelves. All original. Bamboo nail...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Cabinets

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Wood

20th Century Japanese Tansu Chest in Two Parts
Located in Torino, IT
Crafted in Japan during the 20th century, this Pauownia wood (Kiri in Japanese ) tansu chest is a fine example of Japan's traditional mobile cabinetry. The long side handles flip up ...
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20th Century Japanese Furniture

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Wood, Cedar

Antique 19th Century Japanese Tansu Chest, Wabi Sabi, Cedar Wood, Meiji Era
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful patinated wooden small tansu from Japan. Tansu chests are very popular throughout Japan and were originally created as a portable set of drawers. Crafted using Japanese joi...
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Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Primitive Dressers

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Cedar

Japanese Tansu with White Sliding Doors
Located in Somis, CA
A most charming Tansu. The sliding doors are covered in white Japanese hand made rice paper in traditional shell pattern and fitted with oval bronze hardware. Behind the doors a larg...
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20th Century Japanese Furniture

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Bamboo, Wood, Paper

  • Japanese Tansu with White Sliding Doors
  • Japanese Tansu with White Sliding Doors
  • Japanese Tansu with White Sliding Doors
  • Japanese Tansu with White Sliding Doors
H 28.75 in. W 33.5 in. D 14 in.
19th Century Japanese Tansu Chest
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a wonderful 19th century Japanese Laquer Tansu chest on a custom metal base Two drawers with metal hardware in great condition Born in Japan, this wooden chest is a good ex...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

  • 19th Century Japanese Tansu Chest
  • 19th Century Japanese Tansu Chest
  • 19th Century Japanese Tansu Chest
  • 19th Century Japanese Tansu Chest
H 42 in. W 37 in. D 18 in.
19th Century Japanese Tansu Chest
Located in East Hampton, NY
Exceptional two part tansu chest with blackened steel hardware....
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Antique Late 19th Century Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Steel

  • 19th Century Japanese Tansu Chest
  • 19th Century Japanese Tansu Chest
  • 19th Century Japanese Tansu Chest
  • 19th Century Japanese Tansu Chest
H 40.75 in. W 36.25 in. D 16 in.
Antique Japanese Tansu Campaign Style Clothing Chest
Located in Kennesaw, GA
This is an antique Asian Tansu campaign style stacking clothing chest. It has a lacquered burnt orange finish and hand forged hardware with fish motif. This is a 19th century piece a...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Iron

Japanese Tansu Style Wooden Crate Cage Chandeliers
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fascinating pair of Japanese wooden crates or cages made in a Tansu style with iron strapping. The square crates have a house shaped roof made of an ebonized wood at a pitched angle....
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Chandeliers and Pendants

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Brass, Iron

20th Century Japanese Tansu Chest in Two Parts
Located in Chicago, IL
Crafted in Japan during the 20th century, this Kiri wood tansu chest is a fine example of Japan's traditional mobile cabinetry. The long side handles flip up to permit a pole to be i...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Japanese Tansu Storage Cabinet with Sliding Doors, Meiji Periode
Located in Nordhavn, DK
A Japanese Meiji period two-section tansu cabinet (also known as Mizuya Dansu) crafted in pine and elm burl. The top section consist of sliding doors and drawers in elm wood. Lower ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Cabinets

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Iron

20th Century Japanese Tansu Chest in Two Parts
Located in Chicago, IL
Crafted in Japan during the 20th century, this Kiri wood tansu chest is a fine example of Japan's traditional mobile cabinetry. The long side handles flip up to permit a pole to be i...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Pine

Japanese Tansu Storage Cabinet with Sliding Doors, Meiji Period, 19th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
Large Two Section Japanese Kitchen Tansu, Late 19th Century. Interior bottom section has been modified to accommodate a TV. Part of the back bottom section has been removed for the o...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Cabinets

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Elm

Japanese 19th Century Tansu Chest
Located in East Hampton, NY
This handsome Japanese tansu chest was stripped of its red finish and waxed, giving it a simpler and more modern look.
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

  • Japanese 19th Century Tansu Chest
  • Japanese 19th Century Tansu Chest
  • Japanese 19th Century Tansu Chest
  • Japanese 19th Century Tansu Chest
H 30.5 in. W 32.5 in. D 16.5 in.
Japanese Early 20th Century Tansu Cabinet with Sliding Doors and Drawers
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Japanese tansu cabinet from the early 20th century, with sliding doors, drawers, reed and rattan design. Created in Japan during the early years of the 20th century, this ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Cabinets

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Rattan, Reed, Wood

Japanese Early 20th Century Six-Drawer Tansu Chest with Iron Hardware
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Japanese tansu chest from the early 20th century, with six graduating drawers and iron hardware. Created in Japan during the early years of the 20th century, this tansu ch...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Iron

Japanese Early 20th Century Wooden Tansu Clothing Cabinet with Mirrored Door
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Japanese Tansu clothing cabinet from the early 20th century, with mirrored door and iron hardware. Created in Japan during the early years of the 20th century, this tansu ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Cabinets

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Iron

Japanese Antique Tansu with Paint 1860s-1900s/Chests of Drawers Wabisabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
It's a very old Japanese tansu. It is made of cedar trees. Furniture from the Meiji era. (1860s-1900s) A paint of an old Japanese hand mirror is drawn. The handle is made of cop...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Cabinets

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Cedar

Japanese Antique Black Tansu 1800s-1860s/Chest of Drawers Cabinet Wabisabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
It is an old Japanese tansu. In Japan this is called "Kuruma Nagamochi". Furniture from the end of the Edo period. (1800s-1860s) It is an era called "Bakumatsu". I used to stor...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Edo Cabinets

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Chestnut

Antique Japanese Meiji Geisha Tansu Kyodai Vanity With Mirror Dressing Table 45"
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique late Meiji Period Japanese Tansu Kyodai or Sanmenkyo. The squat base with drawers is meant to hold cosmetics; coupled with a disproportionately long mirror, the piece is desi...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Table Mirrors

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Mirror, Walnut

Japanese Sendai Tansu Chest with Floral Iron Hardware, C. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Designed to be versatile and portable, Japanese tansu chests were multipurpose storage cabinets that moved throughout the home as needed. This gorgeous example is a turn-of-the-centu...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Furniture

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Iron

Japanese Meiji 19th Century Kiri Wood Merchant's Tansu Chest with Iron Hardware
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Japanese Meiji period kiri wood tansu merchant's chest from the late 19th century, with iron hardware and natural patina. Created in Japan during the late 19th century, this mercha...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Iron

Japanese 19th Century Zebra Wood Tansu Chest with Sliding Doors and Open Shelves
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Japanese zebra wood tansu chest from the 19th century, with sliding doors, glass panels and secret storage. Created in Japan during the 19th century, this tansu chest features a li...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Cabinets

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Glass, Wood, Zebra Wood

19th Antique Japanese Choba Tansu Keyaki and Kiri Wood
By Japanese School
Located in Brescia, IT
Choba Tansu Japanese cabinet, last Edo Period, in Kiri and Keyaki wood with four drawers and two pairs of sliding doors. Door with three small drawers.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Japanese Edo Furniture

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Wood

Japanese Shagreen Apothecary Tansu
Located in Garnerville, NY
Japanese shagreen clad mini tansu. Beautifully cast and engraved floral and scrolled hardware, hinges and mounts. Block front cabinet with two doors and five interior drawers support...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Cabinets

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Shagreen, Wood

  • Japanese Shagreen Apothecary Tansu
  • Japanese Shagreen Apothecary Tansu
  • Japanese Shagreen Apothecary Tansu
  • Japanese Shagreen Apothecary Tansu
H 21.5 in. W 24 in. D 14.5 in.
Antique Japanese Karuma Tansu
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th c. Kuruma tansu - cabinet on wheels. These were used to store belongings and the wheels made them easy to move outside during house fires, which were very common in Japan where ...
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Antique 18th Century Japanese Edo Furniture

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Wood

  • Antique Japanese Karuma Tansu
  • Antique Japanese Karuma Tansu
  • Antique Japanese Karuma Tansu
  • Antique Japanese Karuma Tansu
H 58.25 in. W 67 in. D 19.75 in.
Japanese Sendai Tansu, Meiji Period
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a very graphic Meiji Period SendaiTansu that dates to the late 19th century. The arrangement of the drawers with highlighted black separations combined with the black sides a...
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Antique 1880s Japanese Meiji Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Iron

  • Japanese Sendai Tansu, Meiji Period
  • Japanese Sendai Tansu, Meiji Period
  • Japanese Sendai Tansu, Meiji Period
  • Japanese Sendai Tansu, Meiji Period
H 48 in. W 44 in. D 18 in.
Japanese Antique Tansu / Cabinet Wabi-Sabi Mingei
Located in Sammushi, JP
Japanese Antique Tansu / Cabinet Wabi-Sabi Mingei.
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Vintage 1910s Japanese Showa Cabinets

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Wood

  • Japanese Antique Tansu / Cabinet Wabi-Sabi Mingei
  • Japanese Antique Tansu / Cabinet Wabi-Sabi Mingei
  • Japanese Antique Tansu / Cabinet Wabi-Sabi Mingei
  • Japanese Antique Tansu / Cabinet Wabi-Sabi Mingei
H 44.49 in. W 33.86 in. D 13.78 in.
Japanese Antique Shelf, Tansu, Wabi-Sabi, Cabinetwork
Located in Katori-Shi, 12
This Japanese antique furniture was made in the Taisho period (1912-1926). This shelf was used for tea ceremony(Jpanaese "Sado"). This piece was finished by a highly skilled Japa...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Furniture

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Wood

Japanese Meiji Two-Part Red Tansu Chest
Located in Bradenton, FL
A Japanese Meiji two-part tansu chest from the mid 19th century, with round medallion hardware. This wooden tansu chest is a fine example of Japan's traditional mobile cabinetry. Fea...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Japanese Japonisme Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • Japanese Meiji Two-Part Red Tansu Chest
  • Japanese Meiji Two-Part Red Tansu Chest
  • Japanese Meiji Two-Part Red Tansu Chest
  • Japanese Meiji Two-Part Red Tansu Chest
H 44.5 in. W 41 in. D 17.5 in.
Japanese Antique Cabinets, Tansu Storage, Wabi Sabi, Japandi
Located in Katori-Shi, 12
This is a Japanese antique cabinet produced in the Taisho period (1912-1926). At that time, it was used as a tea chest placed in a tea room. This furniture was produced using tra...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Antiquities

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Wood

Antique Ceremonial Dress and Sword Tansu, Sendai, Japan
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Antique ceremonial dress and sword tansu, Sendai, Japan Guaranteed to be authentic as described.
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Early 20th Century Japanese Furniture

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Iron

Japanese or Korean Tansu with Shelving
Located in Fulton, CA
Unusual early 20th century Tansu with elaborate brass work and canted sides. Three pairs of cabinet doors exposing interior drawers and storage accompanied by open shelving. Dramatic...
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Early 20th Century Asian Chinese Export Credenzas

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Brass

  • Japanese or Korean Tansu with Shelving
  • Japanese or Korean Tansu with Shelving
  • Japanese or Korean Tansu with Shelving
  • Japanese or Korean Tansu with Shelving
H 38.75 in. W 55.25 in. D 16.25 in.
Japanese Rare Antique Inlaid Smoking Tansu, Complete 1850
Located in South Burlington, VT
The first we have seen A spectacular and hard to find Inlaid and lacquered three-drawer Tansu complete with all original bronze accoutrement including a fine engraved antique long...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Scholar's Objects

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Bronze

Japanese Antique Wooden Drawer Chest / 1900s / Wabi-Sabi Tansu
Located in Sammushi, JP
We have a uniquely Japanese aesthetic. And thanks to our Japanese sourcing channels and our experience, we are the only ones who can introduce unique items that no one else can imit...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Antiquities

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Cedar

Japanese Antique Large Tansu 1860s-1900s/Cabinet Sideboard Wabisabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is an old large Japanese chest of drawers. It is from the Meiji period (1860s-1900s). It is made of cedar wood. It has a simple and beautiful design with no unnecessary dec...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Cabinets

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Cedar

Japanese Antique Wooden Drawer Chest / 1800s / Wabi-Sabi Tansu
Located in Sammushi, JP
We have a unique Japanese aesthetic sense. And only we can introduce unique items through our purchasing channels in Japan and the experience we have gained so far, in such a way th...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Furniture

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Cedar

Meiji Period Kiri Wood Tansu, Japan 19th Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
A small highly figured beautifully grained Kiri wood tansu with iron hardware. In excellent original condition. Japanese, 19th century.
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Furniture

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Iron

Kitchen Cabinets, Japanese Antiques, Tansu Storage, Wabi Sabi, Japandi
Located in Katori-Shi, 12
This is a Japanese antique cabinet produced in the Taisho period (1912-1926). This furniture was produced using the same traditional and advanced techniques used in the manufactur...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Cabinets

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Wood

Japanese Antique Drawer 1860s-1900s /Tansu Storage Mingei Wabisabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is a very old Japanese drawer. It is from the Meiji period (1860s-1900s). It is made of cedar wood. It is a simple and beautiful drawer. It is a simple and lean design. I...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Cedar

  • Japanese Antique Drawer 1860s-1900s /Tansu Storage Mingei Wabisabi
  • Japanese Antique Drawer 1860s-1900s /Tansu Storage Mingei Wabisabi
  • Japanese Antique Drawer 1860s-1900s /Tansu Storage Mingei Wabisabi
  • Japanese Antique Drawer 1860s-1900s /Tansu Storage Mingei Wabisabi
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H 11.42 in. W 14.97 in. D 9.45 in.
Japanese Antique Apothecary Drawers 1860s-1900s/Tansu Storage Mingei Cabinets
Located in Sammushi, JP
An old Japanese medicine chest. Furniture from the Meiji period (1860s-1900s). Material is cedar. It is a very rare furniture. The cedar wood tone on the front of the drawers i...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Apothecary Cabinets

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Cedar

Large Two Section Japanese Kitchen Tansu, Late 19th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
Large two section Japanese Kitchen Tansu, late 19th century. Interior has been modified for bar use (glass shelves). Part of the back bottom section was removed to accommodate a Tele...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Cabinets

Materials

Elm

Japanese Antique Wooden Small Drawer Chest / 1800s / Wabi-Sabi Tansu
Located in Sammushi, JP
We have a uniquely Japanese aesthetic. And thanks to our Japanese sourcing channels and our experience, we are uniquely placed to introduce unique items that no one else can imitate...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Antiquities

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Cedar

Signed Japanese White Lacquer and Maki-E Lacquer Tansu, Meiji Period
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
The case decorated overall in crackle-glaze white lacquer and fitted with a patinated metal carrying handle over three tiers of small drawers, the first two comprised of a pair of sh...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Lacquer

Materials

Lacquer

Japanese Antique Drawers / 1868-1930 Old Wabisa Drawers / tansu chest
Located in Sammushi, JP
This drawer was made in Japan from the Meiji era to the early Showa era (1868-1930). The material is cedar. The cedar wood and wood grain are loose and have a gentle atmosphere. ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Furniture

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Cedar

Japanese Cedar / Elm Tansu, Edo Period, Mid-18th Century
Located in New York, NY
A stunning Tansu chest from Japan, Edo period, mid-18th century. Rustic Cedar in red finish. Delicately carved bronze trimmings, handles and decoration. Six drawers, plus a secret ca...
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Antique 1760s Japanese Edo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Japanese Antique Black Wooden Box 1700s-1800s/Coffee Table Tansu Mingei
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is an old Japanese black wooden box. It is from the Edo period (1700s-1800s). The material is cedar. It was used to carry luggage. People can carry it on their shoulders by pas...
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Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Edo More Asian Art, Objects and Furn...

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Cedar

Japanese Antique Black Wooden Box 1860s-1900s/Coffee Table Tansu Mingei
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is an old Japanese black wooden box. It is from the Meiji period (1860s-1900s). The material is cedar. It is a lean design. It has no unnecessary metal fittings. It is th...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Cedar

Japanese Antique Drawer 1860s-1900s/Tansu Storage Mingei Cabinet Wab-Isabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is a very old Japanese drawer. It is from the Meiji period (1860s-1900s). It is made of paulownia wood, a high quality material. It is a very beautiful drawer. The design ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

Japanese Antique Black Tansu 1860s-1900s/Chests of Drawers Cabinet wabisabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is an old Japanese black large tansu. It is from the Meiji period (1860s-1900s). It is made of cedar wood. This furniture has a story. This seems to have been used as a sa...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Cabinets

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Cedar

Japanese 19th Century Meiji Tansu Traveling Chest with Multiple Drawers
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Japanese Meiji period tansu traveling chest from the 19th century with multiple drawers, and iron hardware. Created in Japan during the Meiji period, this tansu chest captures our ...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Iron

Japanese Antique Drawer 1860s-1900s/Tansu Chests of Drawers Storage Wabisabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
This is a very old Japanese drawer. It is from the Meiji period (1860s-1900s). It is made of cedar wood. It is miraculous that all the handles are still intact. These drawers a...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Cedar

Japanese Antique Tansu 1800s-1860s/Chests of Drawers Cabinet Sideboard Wabisabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
Japanese old tansu with wheels. It is called "KURUMA NAGAMOCHI" in Japan. Furniture from the end of the Edo period. (1800s-1860s) It is an era called "BAKUMATSU". I used to sto...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Edo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

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Japanese Tansus For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal Japanese tansus for your home. A Japanese tansus — often made from wood, metal and iron — can elevate any home. Your living room may not be complete without a Japanese tansus — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A Japanese tansus, designed in the Modern, Arts and Crafts or Folk Art style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made Japanese tansus over the years, but those crafted by Henredon, Century Furniture and Japanese School are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Japanese Tansus?

Prices for a Japanese tansus start at $395 and top out at $22,000 with the average selling for $3,712.

Finding the Right Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets for You

Of all the antique and vintage case pieces and storage cabinets that have become popular in modern interiors over the years, dressers, credenzas and cabinets have long been home staples, perfect for routine storage or protection of personal items. 

In the mid-19th century, cabinetmakers would mimic styles originating in the Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI eras for their dressers, bookshelves and other structures, and, later, simpler, streamlined wood designs allowed these “case pieces” or “case goods” — any furnishing that is unupholstered and has some semblance of a storage component — to blend into the background of any interior. 

Mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts will cite the tall modular wall units crafted in teak and other sought-after woods of the era by the likes of George Nelson and Finn Juhl. For these highly customizable furnishings, designers of the day delivered an alternative to big, heavy bookcases by considering the use of space — and, in particular, walls — in new and innovative ways. Mid-century modern credenzas, which, long and low, evolved from tables that were built as early as the 14th century in Italy, typically have no legs or very short legs and have grown in popularity as an alluring storage option over time. 

Although the name immediately invokes images of clothing, dressers were initially created in Europe for a much different purpose. This furnishing was initially a flat-surfaced, low-profile side table equipped with a few drawers — a common fixture used to dress and prepare meats in English kitchens throughout the Tudor period. The drawers served as perfect utensil storage. It wasn’t until the design made its way to North America that it became enlarged and equipped with enough space to hold clothing and cosmetics. The very history of storage case pieces is a testament to their versatility and well-earned place in any room. 

In the spirit of positioning your case goods center stage, decluttering can now be design-minded. A contemporary case piece with open shelving and painted wood details can prove functional as a storage unit as easily as it can a room divider. Whether you’re seeking a playful sideboard made of colored glass and metals, an antique Italian hand-carved storage cabinet or a glass-door vitrine to store and show off your collectibles, there are options for you on 1stDibs.

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Simple or sophisticated, equipped with console, cart or custom cabinetry, these stylish bar areas deserve a toast.

Ask an Interior Designer: Work-from-Home Edition

Ask an Interior Designer: Work-from-Home Edition

Leaping into a design project, whether it's refreshing the bedroom or redoing the whole house, can be overwhelming. Luckily, we know more than a few interior designers. You asked questions on Instagram, and now they're answering.

Collected and Eclectic, ‘Wunderkammern’ Are Back in a Big Way

Collected and Eclectic, ‘Wunderkammern’ Are Back in a Big Way

Introduced nearly 500 years ago, curiosity cabinets are finding new fans among today's collectors and designers.

Meet the Incredible Woman Transforming Fallen Trees into Sleek Furniture

Meet the Incredible Woman Transforming Fallen Trees into Sleek Furniture

In the hands of New York Heartwoods cofounder Megan Offner, unwanted local trees become works of design art.

These New York Architects Love a Complicated Project

These New York Architects Love a Complicated Project

From Brooklyn townhouses to Maine campgrounds, Trattie Davies and Jonathan Toews relish a challenge, like transforming a former warehouse space into the new 1stdibs Gallery.

25 Spaces with Stylish Shelving

25 Spaces with Stylish Shelving

An arrangement of shelves from floor to ceiling can turn your wall into a proud storage space for displaying books, artwork and collectibles. Get inspired by these rooms with smart, attractive bookcases and built-ins.