Lovely and completely restored large wooden kimono ishô dansu 着物衣装箪笥 (cabinet of drawers for kimono) in three sections on a plinth. Fully restored, cleaned and waxed.
The fronts and exterior are made of indigenous kiri (paulownia) wood. The entire outside is varnished in a sought after warm brown hue, a colour that we like to call ‘golden oak’.
The upper part has a pair of sliding doors with oval thumb grips, and three small drawers. The doors open to a large storage area with a shelf on the left side. The other two parts are configured with two drawers each.
The drawers are equipped with decorative black patinated lock plates shaped like pine trees. And with nice “hako”-shaped bail handles fitted in debossed cushion-shaped escutcheons
The sides featuring retractable pole-carrying handles. These were/are for easy transport and “locking” a section to the lower part.
The kimono cabinet is in a very good completely resorted condition. Please look at the photos for a condition reference. No keys included.
Height xx cm, Width 94.2 cm, Depth 42.7 cm.
This tansu is a traditional Japanese storage cabinetry specially designed to store kimono. It has the typical Japan’s minimalist aesthetics, and fits perfect in our now more modern households. As the drawers are very deep and have a lot of volume, it is perfect for easy storage.
Paulownia was the desired wood for the construction of tansu such as these to safely store kimono during the changing Japanese seasons. The characteristic of this wood allowed for its expansion during humid summer months to seal the drawers and keep the silk kimono dry while during dry winter months, the wood contracted to allow the kimono to circulate air to breath.
When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.
in Aziatische en tribale kunst / Japanse kunst