|Title:||Japanese Kuruma Dansu|
|Size:||51.00" x 55.00" x 27.50"|
Rare Japanese Kuruma dansu (wheeled chest) constructed of elm (Keyaki) frame and front structure and cedar (Hinoki) wood casing. Kuruma dansu were made to store bedding and household valuables. In case of fire ropes were attached to iron rings at either end of the chest and the chest was pulled out of harms way. During the great Meireki Fire of 1657 Kuruma Tansu and Nagamochi were pulled nto the street in such numbers that fire fighters were impeded and as a result Kuruma were banned from being owne in Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo. A good example with original finish and patina. Late 19th century. 55" wide x 51" high x 27.5" deep
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