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TV Step

TV Step

$3000  $2400

65"w x 25.5"d x 67"h  (exterior) 28"w x 23"d x 30"h  (interior) 91"w x 25.5"d x 37"h  (buffet)
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A truly unique conversation piece, the TV Step is based on the centuries-old design of Japanese step chests.

Its DVD-sized drawers are accessible from either side, and the main TV compartment features pocket doors on one side and sliding doors on the other.

Practical, aesthetic, sturdy and multipurpose, the TV Step is a room divider, entertainment center and storage cabinet all in one.

The TV Step will fit most TVs smaller then 32". Please compare the full specifications in 3D with your television's specific dimensions to ensure it will fit.

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History of the Step Chest

The most recognizable piece of Japanese furniture is the Kaidan Dansu or Step Chest. It first appeared in the late 1700s in stores and homes with loft spaces.

The idea was simple -- why not have a staircase that could actually act as storage space as well?

These giant pieces (usually about 7 ft. high) would be constructed by the local carpenter who would build it to the owner’s specifications.

The chests would usually consist of a combination of sliding doors and drawers and different-sized storage spaces.

Then the next clever idea was spawned. Since the government at that time taxed owners on their livable floor space, someone thought of making the step chest in pieces.

The idea was be that when the tax inspector came around, you would simply disassemble your staircase and claim that your loft was only storage and had no permanent access. This worked for a while until, predictably, that loophole was closed.

These antique step chests remain one of the most unique and collectable pieces of Japanese furniture. Because of this, prices remain very high and availability is limited.

 

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