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Pair of Japanese Tansu Style Cabinets by Century Furniture
By Century Furniture
Located in Peabody, MA
A rarely seen pair of Japanese tansu styled cabinets by Century Furniture with solid brass hardware, circa 1980s.
Category

Vintage 1980s American Meiji Cabinets

Materials

Brass

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.
Category

Early 20th Century Japanese Edo End Tables

Materials

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.
Japanese Tansu Chest, Early 1900s
Located in Fulton, CA
An early 20th century Japanese Tansu chest on stand. Beautiful original finish with old-world charm and patina, lots of brass work detail. Features 3 top drawers and a pair of cabine...
Category

Early 20th Century Japanese Furniture

Materials

Wood

  • Japanese Tansu Chest, Early 1900s
  • Japanese Tansu Chest, Early 1900s
  • Japanese Tansu Chest, Early 1900s
  • Japanese Tansu Chest, Early 1900s
H 28.75 in. W 34.13 in. D 16.5 in.
Antique Japanese Small Tansu Chest
Located in Hudson, NY
Meiji period (1868-1912) tansu with one drawer on top, a sliding door to reveal 5 more drawers underneath, and 2 locks. Made of keyaki wood, a precious wood in Japan.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Furniture

Materials

Wood

  • Antique Japanese Small Tansu Chest
  • Antique Japanese Small Tansu Chest
  • Antique Japanese Small Tansu Chest
  • Antique Japanese Small Tansu Chest
H 18.5 in. W 21.25 in. D 15.75 in.
Japanese Tansu on Stand
Located in San Francisco, CA
An unusual small four-drawer tansu or chest on custom platform stand with original iron hardware. Japan, late 19th-early 20th century.
Category

Early 20th Century Japanese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

Materials

Iron

  • Japanese Tansu on Stand
  • Japanese Tansu on Stand
  • Japanese Tansu on Stand
  • Japanese Tansu on Stand
H 27.25 in. W 24 in. D 14.25 in.
Japanese Elm Tansu Small Chest
Located in Hudson, NY
Also known as "ship's chests" because sailors and merchants used them. Black iron hardware, keyaki wood drawer fronts, suji wood form.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Furniture

Materials

Iron

  • Japanese Elm Tansu Small Chest
  • Japanese Elm Tansu Small Chest
  • Japanese Elm Tansu Small Chest
  • Japanese Elm Tansu Small Chest
H 23 in. W 26.63 in. D 14.5 in.
Meiji Period Hinoki Tansu
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Meiji period hinoki wood Tansu. Made in Japan, circa late 19th century.  
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Cabinets

Materials

Cypress

  • Meiji Period Hinoki Tansu
  • Meiji Period Hinoki Tansu
  • Meiji Period Hinoki Tansu
  • Meiji Period Hinoki Tansu
H 68.6 in. W 75 in. D 21 in.
Exciting Pair of Baker Modern Asian Tansu Chest Cabinets, Mid-Century Modern
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Pair of amazingly beautiful Japanese Tansu chests or cabinets by Baker. Dark stained oak with fantastic Japanese inspired hardware. They have a time worn patina with splendid charm....
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Metal

Japanese Mizuya Kitchen Tansu
Located in Austin, TX
19th century, Japanese Mizuya (kitchen tansu). Composed of two cabinets which are stacked but can be separated and used as two individual cabinets. Made of Cypress and Keyaki (drawe...
Category

Antique 1890s Japanese Cabinets

Materials

Iron

  • Japanese Mizuya Kitchen Tansu
  • Japanese Mizuya Kitchen Tansu
  • Japanese Mizuya Kitchen Tansu
  • Japanese Mizuya Kitchen Tansu
H 66.5 in. W 71 in. D 18.5 in.
19th Century Tansu Chest, Lacquer
Located in Doylestown, PA
A mid-19th century Asian Tansu chest in burnt-orange lacquer, with iron handles and locks, and seven small drawers. Possibly Japanese or Korean. Nice small size, good for side stand ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Japanese Japonisme Furniture

Materials

Wood

  • 19th Century Tansu Chest, Lacquer
  • 19th Century Tansu Chest, Lacquer
  • 19th Century Tansu Chest, Lacquer
  • 19th Century Tansu Chest, Lacquer
H 29 in. W 26.5 in. D 16 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.
Category

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 fron the Kansai Region
Located in Hudson, NY
With keyaki wood drawers (a treasured wood in Japan), early hardware, ebonized top and sides. Comes on a 3" base, and with 3 keys. Excellent condition. 27 1/2" h , or 30 1/2" h wi...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Furniture

  • Japanese Tansu fron the Kansai Region
  • Japanese Tansu fron the Kansai Region
  • Japanese Tansu fron the Kansai Region
  • Japanese Tansu fron the Kansai Region
H 30.5 in. W 36 in. D 17 in.
Red Lacquer Ship's Tansu or Chest
Located in Hudson, NY
Red lacquer ship’s tansu (chest).
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Lacquer

  • Red Lacquer Ship's Tansu or Chest
  • Red Lacquer Ship's Tansu or Chest
  • Red Lacquer Ship's Tansu or Chest
  • Red Lacquer Ship's Tansu or Chest
H 17.25 in. W 20.25 in. D 16.5 in.
Pair of Japanese Tansu Cabinet
Located in Tokyo, JP
Vintage Tansu cabinet originally used to store Kimono. The inside dimensions of the drawers are below: The 1st to 9th drawers from the top: W 93 x D 38 H 5.5 cm The 2nd drawer f...
Category

Mid-20th Century Japanese Cabinets

Materials

Wood

  • Pair of Japanese Tansu Cabinet
  • Pair of Japanese Tansu Cabinet
  • Pair of Japanese Tansu Cabinet
  • Pair of Japanese Tansu Cabinet
H 69.89 in. W 39.97 in. D 20.48 in.
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.
Category

Early 20th Century Japanese Furniture

Materials

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...
Category

Early 20th Century Asian Chinese Export Credenzas

Materials

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.
19th Century Japanese Tansu on Iron Base
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very functional, hinoki wood Japanese tansu on custom iron base. This tansu has five drawers and one small compartment with shelf. All original. Works as a chest of drawers or can be...
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Furniture

Materials

Iron

  • 19th Century Japanese Tansu on Iron Base
  • 19th Century Japanese Tansu on Iron Base
  • 19th Century Japanese Tansu on Iron Base
  • 19th Century Japanese Tansu on Iron Base
H 48.25 in. W 34.5 in. D 17 in.
20th Century Large Antique Japanese Kitchen Tansu
Located in Point Richmond, CA
20th century large antique Japanese kitchen Tansu Guaranteed to be authentic as described.
Category

Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Furniture

Materials

Iron

Korean Bandaji Hardwood Tansu Storage Chest
Located in New York, NY
Korean Bandaji hardwood storage tansu chest, 19th century, with drop-front panel with a large central ring lock in the form of a stylized bird lock, overall with chased hardware havi...
Category

Antique 19th Century Korean Chinese Export Blanket Chests

Materials

Metal

Cypress Wood Futon Tansu Cabinet, Japan Meiji Period
Located in San Francisco, CA
A two section cypress wood futon tansu with original steel hardware in remarkable restored condition. The interior depth of this cabinet measures 23 inches. Japan, Meiji period, late...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Furniture

Materials

Cypress

19th Century Japanese Tansu on Iron Base
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very functional, hinoki wood Japanese tansu on custom iron base. This tansu has four drawers and one small compartment with two drawers. All original. Works as a chest of drawers or ...
Category

Antique 19th Century Furniture

Materials

Wood

  • 19th Century Japanese Tansu on Iron Base
  • 19th Century Japanese Tansu on Iron Base
  • 19th Century Japanese Tansu on Iron Base
  • 19th Century Japanese Tansu on Iron Base
H 43.25 in. W 37.5 in. D 16.75 in.
Tansu in Elm Wood Case Cabinet
Located in Stamford, CT
Japanese Tansu in elm wood case with pecan veneered door and drawer faces. Two sliding doors over 5 drawers.    
Category

Early 20th Century Japanese Showa Cabinets

Materials

Elm

  • Tansu in Elm Wood Case Cabinet
  • Tansu in Elm Wood Case Cabinet
  • Tansu in Elm Wood Case Cabinet
  • Tansu in Elm Wood Case Cabinet
H 37 in. W 29.5 in. D 12.5 in.
19th Century Japanese Wheeled Merchant Tansu Chest
Located in San Francisco, CA
This impressive Edo period tansu was made in the early to mid-19th century. It is a difficult to find Classic merchant's chest with the door slats in the "stone - tatami" pattern res...
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Furniture

Materials

Metal, Steel

Antique Japanese Tansu on Custom Stand
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very functional, hinoki wood Japanese tansu on custom iron base. This tansu has four drawers and one small compartment with two small drawers. All original. Works as a chest of drawe...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Edo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Iron

  • Antique Japanese Tansu on Custom Stand
  • Antique Japanese Tansu on Custom Stand
  • Antique Japanese Tansu on Custom Stand
  • Antique Japanese Tansu on Custom Stand
H 44 in. W 37.5 in. D 17 in.
20th Century Elmwood Tansu Chest
Located in New York, NY
Japanese tansu chest, handcrafted circa first half of the 20th century. The tansu is elmwood with hand-forged iron hardware. It is an ideal storage space, constructed with multiple c...
Category

20th Century Japanese Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Iron

  • 20th Century Elmwood Tansu Chest
  • 20th Century Elmwood Tansu Chest
  • 20th Century Elmwood Tansu Chest
  • 20th Century Elmwood Tansu Chest
H 42 in. W 39.5 in. D 15.75 in.
Japanese Fine Arts Crafts Antique Handcrafted Wood Tansu Cabinet
Located in Shelburne, VT
From our recent Japanese Acquisitions travels. This is a hard to find antique smaller tansu storage chest/cabinet hand crafted with beautifully selected grained wood and fine lines ...
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Furniture

Materials

Wood

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....
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass, Iron

Kusuri Tansu, 'Japanese Medicine Chest', Showa period, '1926-1989'
Located in Stockbridge, MA
Kusuri Tansu, (Japanese Medicine Chest). Showa period, (1926-1989). This Japanese medicine chest from Shiga, Japan is completely original with old round polymer drawer pulls and numb...
Category

Mid-20th Century Japanese Arts and Crafts Furniture

Materials

Wood

Vintage Japanese Tansu Chest with Five Drawers Sliding Doors
Located in Somis, CA
A beautiful vintage Japanese Tansu with five full-depth drawers and a large top chamber equipped with an interior shelf supported by bamboo pole. The drawers have unique bronze hardw...
Category

20th Century Japanese Meiji Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Antique Japanese Tansus with Custom Bases
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of wood tansus that can be either stacked on top of each other as a chest of drawers or, separated on custom stands as nightstands or side tables. Old natural patina with some o...
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Night Stands

Materials

Iron

Antique Japanese Tansu on Custom Stand
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very functional, hinoki wood Japanese tansu on custom iron base. This tansu has four drawers and one small compartment with two small drawers. All original. Works as a chest of drawe...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Edo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Iron

  • Antique Japanese Tansu on Custom Stand
  • Antique Japanese Tansu on Custom Stand
  • Antique Japanese Tansu on Custom Stand
  • Antique Japanese Tansu on Custom Stand
H 44 in. W 37 in. D 16.5 in.
Japanese Antique White Shell Inlaid Smoking Tansu, Complete, 1850
Located in Shelburne, 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...
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Antiquities

Materials

Bronze

Small Japanese Tansu Bamboo Chest Side Table Cabinet, circa 1930s
Located in Nantucket, MA
A rare and unusual cross-cut bamboo Tansu chest. Dates pre-World War II Showa period, Japan, circa 1930s. Each bamboo square is individually cut and placed. A few wear marks on the t...
Category

Early 20th Century Japanese Showa Furniture

Materials

Bamboo

19th Century Tansu Chest of Drawers
Located in New York, NY
19th century tansu with 6 drawers and a cabinet that opens to 3 small compartments. The intricate hardware is cast iron. The pinewood a has rich red-brown finish. We love the overall...
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Iron

  • 19th Century Tansu Chest of Drawers
  • 19th Century Tansu Chest of Drawers
  • 19th Century Tansu Chest of Drawers
  • 19th Century Tansu Chest of Drawers
H 18.5 in. W 34 in. D 46 in.
Antique Japanese Wabi Sabi Wood Tansu Chest
Located in New York, NY
Japanese Kiri wood wabi sabi clothing chest from the 20th century in this hard to find miniature size. Great for storing jewelry, make up or accessories. This miniature chest was ...
Category

Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood, Reclaimed Wood

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...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Lacquer

Materials

Lacquer

Korean Elm Tansu Chest with Brass Hardware
Located in New York, NY
Korean elm chest with original brass hardware. The chest has a nice patina. Inside has three pull-out drawers and an open space.
Category

Antique 19th Century South Korean Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

  • Korean Elm Tansu Chest with Brass Hardware
  • Korean Elm Tansu Chest with Brass Hardware
  • Korean Elm Tansu Chest with Brass Hardware
  • Korean Elm Tansu Chest with Brass Hardware
H 24 in. W 27.5 in. D 13 in.
19th Century Shop Chest Tansu from Japan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large scale 19th century Tansu chest from Japan with seven drawers and sliding doors. Within the sliding doors are shelves and many compartments for storage. Original hardware. Soft,...
Category

Antique 19th Century Edo Cabinets

Materials

Wood

  • 19th Century Shop Chest Tansu from Japan
  • 19th Century Shop Chest Tansu from Japan
  • 19th Century Shop Chest Tansu from Japan
  • 19th Century Shop Chest Tansu from Japan
H 66.5 in. W 74 in. D 22 in.
Japanese 19th Century Lacquered Sendai Clothing Tansu with Elaborate Hardware
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Japanese 19th century double-section Sendai clothing tansu (Isho-dansu) with drawers and elaborate handcut iron hardware. Born during the 19th century, this wooden Tansu chest is a...
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Furniture

Materials

Iron

Late 19th Century Korean Tansu Elmwood Cabinet with Brass Mounts
Located in Milford, NH
A beautiful example of a late 19th century Korean elmwood cabinet with brass mounts, four small fitted drawers over three sets of fitted banded burl paneled double doors which open t...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Korean Furniture

Materials

Brass

Midcentury Korean Elm Tansu Butterfly Chest Campaign Cabinet Sideboard
Located in Dayton, OH
Midcentury Korean brass mounted elm sideboard / tansu, with profuse engraved brass butterfly and medallion mounts, two blind doors revealing five fitted interior upper drawers, and t...
Category

Mid-20th Century Campaign Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Japanese 19th Century Meiji Period Tall Five-Drawer Clothing Tansu Chest
Located in Yonkers, NY
A tall Japanese Meiji period tansu clothing chest from the 19th century, with five drawers, dark patina and iron hardware. Born in Japan during the Meiji period, this single section ...
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Furniture

Materials

Iron

19th Century Six-Drawer Japanese Tansu Shop Chest
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wide six-drawer shop chest with original bamboo nails and decorative iron hardware. A handsome entry piece or a place to store your art work. Custom iron base. Sturdy, functional Cla...
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

Antique Korean Tansu Elm Wood Chest with Brass Trim
Located in Great Barrington, MA
The antique Korean Bandaji, or blanket chest is handcrafted in wood and embellished with original brass trim, mounted with intricate fittings, including handles, hinges and lock plat...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Korean Other Blanket Chests

Materials

Brass

  • Antique Korean Tansu Elm Wood Chest with Brass Trim
  • Antique Korean Tansu Elm Wood Chest with Brass Trim
  • Antique Korean Tansu Elm Wood Chest with Brass Trim
  • Antique Korean Tansu Elm Wood Chest with Brass Trim
H 34.50 in. W 42.50 in. D 18.50 in.
Japanese Tansu, Chest of drawers, Late 19th Century
Located in Nordhavn, DK
A Japanese Tansu cabinet in natural fir wood retaining original iron hardware, Meiji period, circa 1868-1912 The Tansu is a traditional mobile storage cabinetry indigenous to Japan.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Commodes and Chests of Drawers

  • Japanese Tansu, Chest of drawers, Late 19th Century
  • Japanese Tansu, Chest of drawers, Late 19th Century
  • Japanese Tansu, Chest of drawers, Late 19th Century
  • Japanese Tansu, Chest of drawers, Late 19th Century
H 40.16 in. W 33.86 in. D 16.15 in.
19th Century Korean Tansu Elmwood Chest with Brass Trim
Located in Buffalo, NY
The antique Korean Bandaji, or blanket chest is handcrafted in wood and embellished with original brass trim, mounted with intricate fittings, including handles, hinges and lock plat...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Korean Other Blanket Chests

Materials

Brass

Japanese Meiji Period Tansu Chest in the Sendai Dansu Style Made of Keyaki Wood
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Japanese Meiji period tansu clothing chest in the Sendai Isho-dansu style, made of Keyaki wood with hand-cut iron hardware. Born during the 19th century, this keyaki (elm) wood tan...
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Furniture

Materials

Iron

Vintage Javanese Staircase Tansu Cabinet in Japanese Style with Four Drawers
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Javanese vintage staircase tansu cabinet in Japanese style from the mid-20th century, with four drawers. Inspired by a 19th century Japanese design, this staircase tansu features a...
Category

Mid-20th Century Javanese Cupboards

Materials

Wood

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...
Category

Antique 1760s Japanese Edo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Metal

Henredon Solid Pine 14-Drawer Japanese Tansu Chest of Drawers
By Henredon
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous 14-drawer Japanese tansu chest By Henredon Furniture USA, circa 1970s Solid carved pine, with original Asian-inspired brass hardware. Measures: 48" W x 18" D x...
Category

Late 20th Century American Anglo-Japanese Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

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...
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Henredon Solid Pine 14-Drawer Japanese Tansu Chests of Drawers, Pair
By Henredon
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous pair of 14-drawer Japanese tansu dresser chests By Henredon Furniture USA, circa 1970s Solid carved pine, with original Asian-inspired brass hardware. Measures...
Category

Late 20th Century American Anglo-Japanese Dressers

Materials

Brass

Sculptural Modern Rolling Tansu Bar Cart by Roger Deatherage Studio Handmade
By Roger Deatherage
Located in Houston, TX
Based on the portable merchant chests of Japan, providing areas of display, concealed storage, and hidden sages. Features locking grate over display area, four drawers, sliding doors...
Category

2010s American Edo Dry Bars

Materials

Sandalwood, Glass, Cherry

Meiji Period 19th Century Japanese Kiri Wood Tansu Chest with Sliding Panels
Located in Yonkers, NY
This late 19th century Meiji period Kiri wood chest with sliding panels is a Tansu, a Japanese chest of drawers. This three section chest features three large drawers on its bottom a...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji More Asian Art, Objects and Fur...

Materials

Iron

19th Century Late Edo Period Meiji Period Wood Black Drawer Chest / Tansu Chest
Located in Sammushi, JP
We Japanese introduce unique items with unique aesthetics, purchasing routes, and ways that no one can imitate. This is a chest of drawers from the late Edo period to the Meiji peri...
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Edo More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

Materials

Wood

Japanese Meiji Period Two-Part Tansu Clothing Chest with Butterfly Motifs
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Japanese Meiji period two-part tansu clothing chest from the 19th century, with round medallion hardware and butterfly accents. Born in Japan during the 19th century, this wooden t...
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Metal

1860s-1920s Japanese Antique Tansu Chest of Drawer Cabinet Wabisabi Wabi-Sabi
Located in Sammushi, JP
1860s-1920s Japanese antique tansu chest of drawer cabinet wabisabi wabi-sabi Size: W 875, D 425, H 585 Meiji period.
Category

Early 20th Century Japanese Japonisme Cabinets

Materials

Cedar

Japanese Meiji Period Natural Wood Tansu Clothing Cabinet with Iron Hardware
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Japanese Meiji period tansu clothing cabinet from the late 19th century, with iron hardware and natural wood. Born in Japan during the late 19th century, this traditional clothing ...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Iron

Japanese Meiji Period 19th Century Keyaki Wood Tansu Ten-Drawer Clothing Chest
Located in Van Nuys, CA
19th century Meiji period Keyaki wood Tansu ten-drawer clothing chest. The chest features 4 large drawers, 2 small side drawers, and a small cabinet on the lower right which opens to...
Category

Antique 19th Century American Dressers

Materials

Wood

Large Japanese Meiji Period 19th Century Futon Tansu Cabinet with Iron Hardware
Located in Yonkers, NY
Japanese Meiji period futon chest/ cabinet, 19th century Original iron. 2-piece set. Light weight. A large Japanese Meiji period two-piece futon tansu cabinet from the late 19th cen...
Category

Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Cabinets

Materials

Iron

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Tansu Furniture For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the tansu furniture you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A tansu furniture — often made from wood, metal and iron — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a tansu furniture, we have 62 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a tansu furniture — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A tansu furniture, designed in the Arts and Crafts or Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made tansu furniture over the years, but those crafted by Henredon, Baker Furniture Company and Century Furniture are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Tansu Furniture?

Prices for a tansu furniture start at $590 and top out at $22,000 with the average selling for $4,200.

Finding the Right Storage Case Pieces for You

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.