Vintage Japanese Cha Tansu Tea Chest (23M-C117)

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This is a vintage 1 section Japanese tea chest called Cha Tansu from Taisho period (1910's-1920's).

It was constructed out of Persimmon (Kakinoki),Horse chestnut (Tochinoki) and Paulownia (Kirinoki) woods. Persimmon wood has book-matched pattern and handles and pulll are made of wood instead of metal.

It was used in a Japanese home to store accoutrements for guest tea service as well as a chest to display holiday and seasonal decorations.  

32.5" W x 14.5" D x 39.5" H