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Chabudai

Chabudai, Japanese folding table,
Plate a board
weight g/sqm
Item n° 15.06.30
420,00 €
incl. 16% VAT plus shipping
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Chabudai

Chabudai, Japanese folding table
weight g/sqm
Item n° 15.06.32
420,00 €
incl. 16% VAT plus shipping
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Choba Tansu

Choba Tansu, family coat of arms, Meiji
weight g/sqm
Item n° 15.06.29
2.750,00 €
incl. 16% VAT plus shipping
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Fuzukue

Japanese folding desk
weight g/sqm
Item n° 15.06.92
95,00 €
incl. 16% VAT plus shipping
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Fuzukue

Fuzukue, Japanese writing table
weight g/sqm
Item n° 15.06.54
240,00 €
incl. 16% VAT plus shipping
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Fuzukue

small japanese desk
weight g/sqm
Item n° 15.06.31
390,00 €
incl. 16% VAT plus shipping
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Isho Tansu

Isho Tansu with a beautiful patina
weight g/sqm
Item n° 15.06.98
950,00 €
incl. 16% VAT plus shipping
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Isho Tansu 1

Isho Tansu from Kyoto
weight g/sqm
Item n° 15.06.68
1.200,00 €
incl. 16% VAT plus shipping
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Isho Tansu 2

Tansu from Kyoto,
formerly owned by a famous family of potters.
weight g/sqm
Item n° 15.06.69
1.050,00 €
incl. 16% VAT plus shipping
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Kiri Tansu

2 piece Kiri Tanzu, nice patina,
Osaka 1945
weight g/sqm
Item n° 15.06.94
720,00 €
incl. 16% VAT plus shipping
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Mizuya Tansu

Mizuya Tansu; Kitchens Tansu, 19th-20th Century.
weight g/sqm
Item n° 15.06.21
1.650,00 €
incl. 16% VAT plus shipping
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Mizuya Tansu

Mizuya Tansu; Kitchens Tansu,
inscribed with 1918 and family names
weight g/sqm
Item n° 15.06.104
950,00 €
incl. 16% VAT plus shipping
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Mizuya Tansu

Mizuya Tansu; Kitchens Tansu,
19/20. century
weight g/sqm
Item n° 15.06.105
1.850,00 €
incl. 16% VAT plus shipping
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Mizuya Tansu

Mizuya Tansu; Kitchens Tansu,
19/20. century
weight g/sqm
Item n° 15.06.106
1.850,00 €
incl. 16% VAT plus shipping
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Tansu

Tansu late 19th century
weight g/sqm
Item n° 15.06.17
1.650,00 €
incl. 16% VAT plus shipping
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Tansu 3

Tansu 19th century
height: 105.5 cm, width: 93 cm, depth: 43 cm
weight g/sqm
Item n° 15.06.t3
850,00 €
incl. 16% VAT plus shipping
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Tansu 4

Tansu late 19th century
weight g/sqm
Item n° 15.06.t4
890,00 €
incl. 16% VAT plus shipping
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Furniture
As a carpenter I am fascinated by the variety of shapes of the different Tansu, which are very similar in their dimensions. The division of the front surfaces by means of drawers, doors, sliding doors or simply shelves, which often seem to be set rather arbitrarily, nevertheless follow their own regularity and aesthetics.
The Tansu are built very light, which is due to the fact that in case of fire or catastrophes these chests and their contents could be brought to safety more easily. For this reason there are also large handles on the sides, through which a carrying bar could be placed.
Fittings are hand-forged, and after the Meiji restitution opened the swordsmiths a new business area, the splendour of some fittings is owed to the representative efforts. Around 1865, the family coat of arms was begun to be incorporated into the fittings.
Generally, there are few pieces of furniture in Japan that are limited to low tables, tansu, kimono stands, tansu for swords (katana tansu), choba tansu, stair tansu (kaidan tansu) or kitchen tansu (mizuja tansu), tansu on castors, tea tansu (cha tansu) or screens.
Material: Mostly the body was made of Paulownie (blue bell tree; Kiri), a fast growing and light wood, but also cedar or fir.
The fronts of the Kimono Tansu were often made of Kiri.
The richly decorated Tansu were mostly elm or ash which stands out because of the beautiful grain.
Surface: Kiri Tansu were mostly raw left wood, now and then brushed and stained with ash grey.
In the case of the elaborately manufactured Tansu, the surface was often refined with Urushi.