Vintage Japanese Cha Tansu Tea Chest (23M-C102)

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This a vintage Japanese 1 section tea chest called Cha Tansu from early Showa period (1940's). It was constructed out of Japanese Zelkova (Keyaki), Horse chestnut (Tochinoki) and Paulownia (Kirinoki) woods.

It features original textured glass on its main display doors, a mini Tokonoma (tea ceremony alcove) and needless to say, incredible Keyaki wooden grains.

The tea chest was typically used in a Japanese home in the room similar to the western living room.  It was used to keep items for casual tea service as well as storage for an assortment of items for the home. The display area was designed to showcase seasonal or holiday decorative accents such as flower arrangements for the change of season or dolls for Boy's (Children's) Day or Girl's Day festivals.

31.5" W x 13" D x 35.75" H