A rare Korean Tamo ash wood tansu that was make in Japanese style. Beautiful wood grain shows throughout the whole cabinet. Simple elegant hardware and handles for the pair of doors and four drawers. Likely made around 1930~45, when Japan was ruling Korea. Due to the difficulty in obtaining Tamo ash wood, the peanut-figured wood was reserved mainly for items made for Japanese royalty and shoguns. The piece is in great condition. One of a kind.
Tamo Ash, Japanese Ash, Manchurian Ash. Tamo, also called damo, shioji, and yachidamah. It produce figured wood that resembles peanut shells laid side by side. Tamo trees develop this peanut figure when strong vines encircle their trunks. This girdling restricts the flow of nutrients. So the tree grows in spurts, and the grain shows it. ( Tamo Ash wood information quote from : https://www.woodmagazine.com/materials-guide/lumber/wood-species-3/tamo )
Dimensions: 16.5″ x 35.25″ x 63.25″
Old piece. Sell in used, pre-owned condition. Vintage and antique items by nature have variable amounts of wear, imperfections, signs of use, age and time. Perfectly imperfect. Condition shown as in pictures. Kindly contact us if you need more info. or detail pictures.
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