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A Japanese chest of drawers or cabinet.
- ‘There are many workshops producing Tansu in imitation of the classic antiques.’
- ‘A key feature is an enlarged, built-in, stepped tansu surrounding the family room fireplace.’
- ‘The gilded room on the next page pairs a clean-lined, contemporary pedestal-style sink with an antique tansu that's used for storage and display.’
- ‘Extraordinary and versatile wooden cabinetry, tansu date as far back as 7th-century Japan and represent a rich folk heritage unique in the world.’
- ‘Tansu were one of the few items that were intended as a permanent fixture of the home (unlike Shoji which were designed with transience in mind).’
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