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Project: merchant-style tansu chest
Location: Evanston, IL
Material: port orford cedar, spanish cedar, cypress
Finish: padded shellac and wax
Craftsman’s Notes

One of a pair of merchant-style chests known as choba-dansu. The bi-pass doors cover a partitioned storage compartment. The hand cast drawer hardware is in the gumpai style. The chests rest upon one inch high risers. The chests measure 33″ x 35″ x 20″ each.

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