What is Era’s chest of drawers?
An old tance that exists through time and crosses the times.
Written in English, it is Japanese Antique chest.
It means from the Showa retro thing to the 200 years of the Edo period.
A chest is meant to draw out a box.
That is, the storage shelf with a drawer is called a chest.
In aristocratic society there was furniture to store for a long time.
Typical examples are Tamushi Zushi etc.
However, the reason why storage furniture spreads to ordinary people
History is shallow, unexpectedly since the middle of the Edo period.
To the common people’s living until the middle of the Warring States Period and the Edo era
Clothes are also over-loaded and storage furniture is not needed
Even if there was, I used a box-like thing such as Kuzukagi (Tsumura).
As the battle disappears and life becomes stable
Clothes are also increasing and storage becomes necessary.
Origin of chest of drawers
When a group of Korean correspondents visited the city of Osaka at the same time
Craftsmen who saw the Li-king furniture they brought with
It is said that the literature began to make and sell furniture with drawers.
Craftsmanship and regionality
Before the Edo era without a war, I was putting on a fight until then
Lower-level samurai will lose their jobs
I will shift to various professions as a living technique.
Kimiya shop Takigiya candy store · · · etc.,
There was a tansanya in the change group from the samurai.
Tansu serves as a necessity not only for ordinary people’s things but also for samurai society
Sendai Shonai Yonezawa Nihonmatsu and other famous tansui producing areas
It will be almost the castle town at the time.
Types of Era Chests
Beginning with costumes chest of drawers costumes with various names depending on the application
A bookcase chest of drawers used at a merchant’s bank account
A safe to become a safe chest of drawers for boat sailors such as Kitamiya ship.
A peddler chest used by a peddler. Mizuya chests used in the kitchen
Cupboards and kitchen boards I say now.
Tea chests and tea cups used in the living room.
Suspension and safe deposits boxes like paper boxes and utensils
It can be said that the era of the era in a broad sense.
Features of each era
At the moment I saw the chest of drawers hundreds of years a year, I know the times.
What is its deciding factor. Metal fittings become the ruler.
Impression that made handmade narrow and edgy in the Edo period.
In the Meiji era it is the most spectacular era of the era chest of drawers.
It is thick and rugged and worthy.
Since it will become uniform from the Taisho era
It is difficult to distinguish with only metal fittings.
We will distinguish from painting and construction of the exterior.
End of the era chest of drawers
Old large dirty obstruction Obsolete not fitting a new house
Because of the reasons such as a number of times chest of drawers has been discarded
It was destroyed and made into firewood.
Apart from works of named authors and those with antique value
It was treated like garbage and it disappeared.
This is similar to the fact that ukiyoe became overseas souvenir packaging material
When it was probably discarded and overseas spilled and the number became fewer
For the first time, we will notice.
Modern mass production, not mass consumption products
Articles made by unknown craftsmen in heart
I will introduce it one after another at the old recording exhibition.
Well, let’s see the actual item.