An antique Japanese Kyoto Mizuya Tansu (kitchen chest) in 2 sections made of Keyaki (Zelkova), Hinoki (Cypress) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. All original hardware including bronze sliding door handles and hand forged iron drawer pulls. The full moon theme follows the round upper sliding door handles and the drawer pulls. There are five horizontal and five vertical drawers for organizing storage with spacious storage behind the sliding doors. Unusual shallow depth of 16 1/2" for a large Mizuya tansu which typically measures between 18-21".
Originally used in the kitchen to store dishes, cookware, cooking utensils and large jars of water. In a contemporary home, it would work as the main focus of any room with the added benefit of plenty of storage space.
Age: Meiji Era (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 71 1/2" Wide by 66 5/8" High by 16 1/2" Deep