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Large Rice Chest

Large Rice Chest

$2400  $1920

60"w x 40"d x 19"h  (exterior)
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This larger version of our popular Rice Chest has the same great design and light feel, with even greater storage!

Like the original Asian grain chests, our Large Rice Chest has a convenient lift top for storing items in a jiffy, plus side doors for easy access from below.

Available with hinged or sliding doors in your choice of wood and stain (see options).

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The History Behind the Japanese Rice Chest

Greentea Design’s Rice Chest Coffee Table is based on the Japanese design from the turn of the nineteenth century. Because rice is a mainstay of the Japanese diet – historically eaten at every single meal - large families required a storage solution for their significant rice supply. Original designs of the Japanese rice chest included a lock on the front to keep animals out; the thick legs the chest – or tansu - stands on are designed to hold the heavy weight of a the contents, while also keeping it off the floor so that the rice can remain well ventilated; and the hinged lift-top provides easy access to the interior. It was a simple but ingenious design that served its purpose beautifully.

Today, our modern take on the Japanese rice chest keeps the thick beams so iconic in Japanese carpentry. The echo of history is felt not only in this unique story of times gone by, but also through its construction from century old reclaimed wood.

Your choice of doors on the side of the chest allows you to access the interior from here or through the lift-top, providing the quick storage solution we all always need more of. The east-meets-west aesthetic marries modern and traditional design and will work in virtually any space.

Greentea Design strives to exceed your expectations with well-built timelessly elegant pieces that function in the modern home but harkens back to another time and culture. If you’re looking for more than a run-of-the-mill coffee table, this exclusive design is for you.


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