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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Kansai Clothing Chest

Stock#FP04
Age Mid-Meiji Period (ca. 1880)
Height 1630mm
Width 1020mm
Depth 390mm
Wood Kiri & Sugi (Paulownia & Japanese cedar)
3 piece
 
Price $1740
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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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Japanese Clothing Tansu

Stock#FO28
Age late Meiji (ca. 1910)
Height 930mm
Width 830mm
Depth 395mm
Wood Paulownia & Cedar (Kiri & Sugi)
Region Tohoku
 
Price $1124
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Antique Clothing Tansu

Stock#FO24
Age late Meiji (ca. 1910)
Height 1155mm
Width 1020mm
Depth 475mm
Wood Paulownia & Cedar (Kiri & Sugi)
Region Tohoku
 
Price $1884
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Antique Kannon Biraki Clothing Chest

Stock#FO21

Age Late Edo/Early Meiji (ca. 1860's)

Height 1070mm

Width 960mm

Depth 440mm

Wood Kiri & Sugi (Paulownia & Cedar)

Region Kanto

 

These and a Sendai tansu are always the two most popular.

 

Price $2028

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Antique Japanese Nihonmatsu Clothing Chest

Stock#FO10
Age Meiji Period (ca. 1900)
Height 1210mm
Width 1175mm
Depth 450mm
Wood Keyaki & Sugi (Elm & Cedar)
Region Nihonmatsu
Nihonmatsu tansu with elm-carcasses are hard to find. This has Peony lock plates.
 
Price $2294
 
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Antique Nihonmatsu Clothing Chest

Stock#FO02
Age Meiji Period (ca. 1890)
Height 1205mm
Width 1165mm
Depth 457mm
Wood Kiri & Sugi (Paulownia & Cedar)
Region Nihonmatsu
This is a rare 5 drawer Nihonmatsu tansu
 
Price $2134
 
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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 $1764
 
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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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Vintage 3-piece Clothing Chest

Stock#FN28
Age Showa Period (ca. 1930)
Height 1580mm
Width 890mm
Depth 410mm
Wood Kiri, Hinoki & Sugi (Paulownia, Cypress & Cedar)
Region Kyoto
 
Price $1562
 
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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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Antique Sendai Clothing Chest

Stock#FN24
Age Late Edo/Early Meiji ca 1860
Height 880mm
Width 1180mm
Depth 450mm
Material Sugi & Keyaki (Japanese Cedar & Oriental Elm)
This is very nice tansu from our personal collection.
Price $2486
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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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FL42 - Nagoya clothing chest

Japanese Isho Dansu

Stock#FL42

Age Taisho (ca. 1920)

Height 970mm

Width 900mm

Depth 430mm

Wood Lacquered Keyaki & Kiri (Elm & Paulownia)

Region Nagoya

 

1 piece Black & Mahogany lacquered chest with moneybag lockplates for wealth

 

Price $1346

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FL17 - antique Sendai clothing tansu

Antique Sendai Clothing Tansu

Stock#FL17
Age early Meiji (ca. 1870)
Height 890mm
Width 930mm
Depth 430mm
Wood Elm & Cypress (Keyaki & Hinoki)
Region Sendai
 
Price $1728
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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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Stock#GV050

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FE047 - antique Nagoya clothing chest

Japanese Antique Clothing Chest

Stock#FE047
Age Meiji (ca. 1900)
Height 510mm
Width 980mm
Depth 440mm
Wood Kiri (Paulownia)
Region Nagoya
 
Price $975
 
Special $698
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