MIZUYA KITCHEN TANSU CHESTS AND SHOP CHESTS
Mizuya chests were used in a kitchen area to store dishes and cooking implements. They typically are two stacking pieces that can be used as is, next to each other for a buffet type arrangement, or mount the top piece up on the wall and put a slab of marble or granite on the bottom piece and you will have a unique and beautiful set of kitchen cabinets. These pieces are highly collectible and will last for generations. Shop Chests often have sliding glass front doors for display of selected items. These make very nice pieces in which to store and display china, books and other items.
Mizuya Kitchen Chest - Hinoki and sugi construction with keyaki (zelkova) drawer faces and forged iron handles.
70.5" wide, 67" tall and 17" deep, Meiji Period c. 1880
Osaka style kitchen chest
made with hinoki beams and
sugi case and interiors and
47.5" wide, 63.5" high and 18" deep
Two-piece mizuya or kitchen
chest hinoki beams and door
faces and sugi interiors.
45.5" wide, 67" high and 17.5" deep
Typical Kyoto area kitchen chest
39" wide, 62.5" high and 14" deep