Kuruma-Dansu (Chest of Drawers)

Unknownlate 19th-early 20th century

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

Large wood chest on four on four wood wheels. Enclosed on three sides with two sliding door panels on the front. Top surface consists of several panels. Decoration consists of horizontal wood slats applied to surface of all four sides, and door panels. Iron joint fittings and lock are made in Yonezawa/Yamagata style.Condition: very good. Small surface scratches and wear on top. Part of all of wood door panels may be replacements.

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  • Title: Kuruma-Dansu (Chest of Drawers)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: late 19th-early 20th century
  • Type: Furniture
  • Rights: Designated Purchase Fund
  • External Link: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/3846/Kuruma-Dansu_Chest_of_Drawers
  • Medium: Zelkova (keyaki) and cryptomeria (sugi) wood with iron fittings
  • Possible place made: Yonezawa, Yamagata prefecture, Japan
  • Period: Meiji Period
  • Dimensions: 37 1/8 x 44 1/8 x 21 3/8 in. (94.3 x 112.1 x 54.3 cm)
  • Collection: Asian Art
  • Accession number: 75.126