This is a modern hight-end Japanese Urushi lacquered personal storage chest called Ko Tansu. It was used to store letters, documents, books and other items for daily use. It is made of Paulownia wood (Kirinoki) and Zelkova (Keyaki) woods. Keyaki wood on the face has stricking wooden grains. Lock plates are shaped in Ogi, folding fan and hardware on the door is Uchideno Kozuchi, magic hammer.
Open fan has a shape that the ends are spreading out so it has very auspicious meaning such as a prosperity and good luck.
Thickness of wood used in the drawers, joineries, continuous wooden grains, all details are incredible.
Contemporary uses for this piece include placement on a desk for additional office storage or using this as an elegant side table.
24"W X 14 1/4"D x 29 1/2"H