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Old Japanese Desk Edo Period '1700s-1800s' Zelkova Antique Table or Low Table

$2,000Asking Price


A desk made in the middle to late Edo period in Japan. 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 addition, cedar and zelkova are generally used in Japan. And this is a desk made of zelkova. It has small scratches, so I think it was probably used in stores. This is black and beautiful. Why is it black? Because it has soot. There is a hearth culture in Japan. When the soot from the hearth reaches the desk, it turns black like this. After a long time. I think it was used in northern Japan, especially in cold regions. There are only a few desks in the Edo period. And there are fewer such beautiful black desks. It's very rare. Even Japanese people cannot easily find it. Also, I think that we are the only shop that sells this even in 1st dibs. I think it's an item that you can show off to your friends. I would recommend this with confidence.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 9.57 in. (24.3 cm)Width: 35.6 in. (90.4 cm)Depth: 13 in. (33 cm)
  • Style
    Edo (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Sammushi, JP
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5487222572862

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    Ships From: senzoku, Japan
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