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Japanese Antique "Black Staircase Chest" 'Late Edo Period-Meiji Period' /Cabinet



We have an aesthetic sense peculiar to Japanese people. And we introduce the unique items that only we can do, the route of purchasing in Japan, the experience value so far, and the way that no one can imitate. Japanese antique black chest "staircase chest" (late Edo period-Meiji period) / tansu cabinet It is a chest of drawers from the late Edo period to the Meiji period (1800-1912) in Japan. This was called "kaidan-tansu", and when a person went up to the second floor of the house, the stairs were made as a chest of drawers. There were many around the Edo period. It was used in some wealthy homes and shops. Originally, it has two parts, upper and lower, and is taller than five steps. This remains only in the upper part. There is almost no such thing in Japanese houses today. It's very valuable. And this is black. I think it turned black with soot. It would have been used in cold regions where there is a hearth. It is believed that it was used in the northern part of Japan. There are also nails and recent restorations. Not very noticeable. You can also sit down. You can also use it as an exhibition stand. With the third photo as the front w58.7cm d50.5cm h70cm weight 13.7kg Drawers and sliding doors are smooth. Since it is an antique item, it may have small scratches or defects, worm-eaten marks, or warped wood. Please consent in advance.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 27.56 in. (70 cm)Width: 23.12 in. (58.7 cm)Depth: 19.89 in. (50.5 cm)
  • Style
    Edo (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Sammushi, JP
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5487223144352

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    Ships From: senzoku, Japan
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