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3461 Sacramento St.
San Francisco CA 94118

415-637-5837

Poetica Art and Antiques is located in the middle of the Sacramento Street shopping district in Presidio Heights, SF. Antique to mid-century furniture.  Contemporary art and a eclectic mix of decorative accessories. Featured California artist.: Francesca Kennedy jewelry, Andrea Speer Hibbard's '1,000 Monks',  Suzanne Moulton's wonderful animal sculptures,  Christopher Turner's exquisite photograph,'Milky Way over Sea Ranch' photograph and Sara Dykstra's art and photography, Nancy Selvin.  New additions: Robert Kuo's repousse sculpture and Joan Takayama Ogawa's sculptural tea towers.

Zelkova Kuruma-dansu (Antique Elm Tansu)

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Zelkova Kuruma-dansu (Antique Elm Tansu)

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Zelkova Kuruma-dansu (Antique Elm Tansu)

3,250.00

A beautiful example in great condition.  This piece will provide a show stopping presentation for decades to come while providing valuable storage.  The gorgeous wood grain and rich color is from Elm ( Kelcova) and the body is a lighter weight kiri wood.   The ironwork is hammered (repousse) with decorative flower cut outs.  The sliding doors can be removed if you wish to display objects or it can be locked thanks to a clever iron hinge design that is hidden to the eye.  

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Tansu's were popular storage containers in late Edo and Meiji period Japan.    There were tansu's for every use: for kitchen storage, clothing, swords, tea, etc.  For the most part tansu's were simple in design and choice of material  - the Japanese did not believe in ostentatious home design - the more simple and understated the better.