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Japanese Cabinets, Armoires & Cupboards

Japanese cabinets, armoires, and cupboards are all referred to as “tansu”. Tansu were traditionally used to store a variety of things like kimonos, futon, food, firewood, books, and more. These cabinets were rarely permanent, and were usually created to be portable either with wheels for pushing or iron handles for lifting.

Japanese tansu were commonly used during the Edo and Meiji periods. Depending on occupation and purpose, tansu varied in size and configuration. Merchants usually used lightweight chests that had many small drawers and compartments for storage. Merchant class women, however, would have large double-doored tansu to store clothing.


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A Japanese iron-mounted wood tansu, 19th century

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Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Two small Japanese iron-mounted lacquered wood safe cabinets, 19th/early 20th century

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A Japanese mother of pearl inlaid black lacquer small cabinet, kodansu, late 19th/20th century

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
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A small Japanese mixed metal and gilt bronze minature cabinet, meiji period, late 19th century

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
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