Sendai Isho yaro Tansu dansu
Dating: Taisho (1912-1926), this is Circa 1915-1920, this style chest with the arabesque/floral embossing and incised lock plates started production in 1880.
Woods: Keyaki (Japanese elm or zelkova serrata) is used for the drawer/door faces finished with a red kijiro lacquer which highlights the wonderful grain of this wood. The carcase or cabinet box is sugi or cedar and finished with fuki urushi, a light general use (wiped lacquer) coating. Some fading on top.
Measurements: 16 3/4" deep, 46" wide, 34 1/2" high
Our thanks to David Jackson, co-author of the book "Japanese Cabinetry, the Art & Craft of Tansu" Gibbs Smith 2003, for his dating and description of this wonderful piece.$3,950