Vintage Japanese clothes chest interior cabinet 1960s Isho tansu red lacquered. This is a small clothing chest "Isho tansu" used to keep kimono and handled with care.
In the past, a new bride would generally bring a tansu with her as a part of a dowry. Since it was one of the principal features of the dowry, the tansu was often made in a extravagant fashion. In certain areas of Japan, it was a customary to exhibit the daughter's dowry to all relatives and neighbors when she moved to her new home, another reason for choosing particularly magnificent tansu. The samurai type tansu is made of series of small drawers with a small, hinged door on the right while the left side is made up of several medium sized drawers.
A longer drawer was used to hold pillows and other drawers to store clothes. The tansu was originally produced for lower to middle class samurai. The motif on the lock represents a butterfly, meaning of longevity and have also become the emblem of samurais as a symbol of immortality. Another motif is Peony: the king of flowers. The red lacquered wood is very unique.
Material: Japanese Zelkova wood and Metal. 54.5cm / 21.25inch x H. Weight: 18.4kg / 40.5lb. The item "Japanese Vintage Furniture Clothes Chest Cabinet Red Lacquered 1960s H.25.1" is in sale since Wednesday, December 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Furniture\Dressers & Chests of Drawers". The seller is "sandlushigome1" and is located in Tokyo. This item can be shipped worldwide.