Clothing Chests - Isho dansu

In Japan, clothing chests (tansu or isho dansu) were traditionally kept in the kura (storehouse). Isho dansu were made to fit kimono. That is why most Japanese antique clothing tansu have a similar dimensions. In the early Meiji period 1870's the chests made their way out into the house mainly due to the elaborate metal-ware on the Sendai clothing chests. They became more attractive and desirable.

It is legend that Paulownia trees (Kiri) were planted when a daughter was born. These would reach maturity fast enough so that they could be harvested and used to make wedding chests.

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Chest Types

 

Japanese Merchant's Chests - Choba dansuJapanese Small BoxesJapanese Step Chests - Kaidan DansuJapanese Tea Chests - Cha DansuJapanese Medicine Chests - Kusuri DansuJapanese Display Chests - Kazari DanaJapanese Shoe Chest - Geta Bako

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Meiji Period Clothing Tansu

Stock#FR05
Age Meiji Period (ca. 1890's)
Height 1030mm
Width 940mm
Depth 430mm
Wood Kiri & Sugi (Paulownia & Cedar)
 
Price $1685
 
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Nihonmatsu Clothing Tansu

Stock#FR02
Age Taisho ca 1920
Height 1155mm
Width 1010mm
Depth 450mm
Material Sugi & Keyaki (Japanese cedar & Elm)
 
Two-piece chest
 
Price $1925
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Vintage Clothing Tansu

Stock#FQ07

Age Showa (ca. 1930's)

Height 1030mm

Width 920mm

Depth 420mm

Wood Lacquered Kiri & Sugi (Paulownia & Cedar)

Region Shiga

 

1 piece lacquered chest with working locks and key

 

Price $1162

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Takayama Clothing Chest

Stock#FQ04
Age Late Meiji ca 1890's
Height 1155mm
Width 1010mm
Depth 450mm
Material Sugi & Kuri (Japanese Cedar & Chestnut)
 
This is a rare piece from Takayama (Gifu)
 
Price $1365
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Antique Yonezawa Clothing Chest

Stock#FP02

Age Late Meiji (ca. 1910)

Height 970mm

Width 1085mm

Depth 455mm

Wood Kuri & Sugi (Chestnut & Cedar)

Region Yonezawa

 

2-piece chest

 

Price $2288

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Antique Clothing Chest - Isho dansu

Stock#FO04
Age Meiji Period (ca. 1880's)
Height 985mm
Width 940mm
Depth 425mm
Wood Kiri & Sugi (Paulownia & Cedar)
Region Kanto
 
Price $1564
 
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Antique Clothing Chest

Stock#FN29
Age Meiji Period (ca. 1900)
Height 1010mm
Width 1160mm
Depth 405mm
Wood Kiri & Sugi (Paulownia & Cedar)
Region Omi
 
Price $1498
 
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Antique Japanese Clothing Chest

Stock#FN14
Age Meiji 17 (1884)
Height 970mm
Width 890mm
Depth 460mm
Wood Kiri & Sugi (Paulownia & Cedar)
Region Tohoku
 
Price $1482
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FM17 - vintage wedding chest

Vintage Wedding Chest

Stock#FM17
Age Showa Period (ca. 1960)
Height 1750mm
Width 1115mm
Depth 460mm
Wood Kiri (Paulownia)
Region Kyoto
This is the best quality  wedding chest we have imported.
Comes with keys.
it has a wiped clay finish that can be left on or removed by the new owner.
 
Price $1792
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Antique Clothing Tansu

Stock#FJ034
Age ca 1890 Meiji Period
Height 1050mm
Width 930mm
Depth 435mm
Wood Kiri & Sugi (Paulownia & Cedar)
 
 
Price $1621
 
Special $1199
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FJ027 - vintage kimono chest

Vintage Kimono Chest

Stock#FJ027
Age Showa Period (ca. 1950)
Height 1020mm
Width 915mm
Depth 425mm
Wood Kiri & Sugi (Paulownia & Cedar)
Region Kyoto
 
Price $1398
 
Special $998
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