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Old Japanese Chestnut Desk / Edo Period-Meiji Period / Coffee Table/ Low Table

$1,500

About

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. This desk was made in Japan from the latter half of the Edo period to the Meiji period. In old Japan, people used to sit on the floor to eat and study. This is a desk mainly for studying and office work. In the Edo period, there was a facility to teach study. The name of the facility is called "Terakoya". Here the children were learning to read and write. Such a desk was also used there. It is also used in stores. In Japan, cedar and zelkova are commonly used. And this is a rare desk whose top plate is made of chestnut. The legs are cypress or cedar. The top plate has some cracks, but there is no need to worry about its strength when using it for coffee tables. There are places where the legs are broken and glued, but there is no problem with the strength. You can see that it has been repaired and has been used with great care. There are few such beautiful Japanese desks. This is invaluable. Also, I think that we are the only one that sells even the first time. It is recommended. Since it is an antique item, there may be minor scratches or defects, warping of the wood, or small rattling. Please consent in advance.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.85 in. (25 cm)Width: 36.54 in. (92.8 cm)Depth: 12.41 in. (31.5 cm)
  • Style
    Edo (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    WoodworkChestnut
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1800-1912
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Sammushi, JP
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5487223341332

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: senzoku, Japan
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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