Tansu Chest, Walnut

Tansu Chest, Walnut

$899.00 Was $1,600.00

1952 Tansu Modernist Chest

Reproduced from the original 1952 design by George Nelson, Tansu embodies the influence of the numerous visits George made to Tokyo. Functional and artistic, introduce Tansu into any room and let the conversation begin.




Making the Nelson Tansu Chest

“The simple joy of taking an idea into one’s own hands and giving it proper form, that’s exciting.” -George Nelson. The idea of George Nelson’s 1952 miniature drawer chest was a combination of his modernism style and an influence from the Tansu chests in Japan. With 6 drawers, Tansu is a high quality reproduction of the original highly functional George Nelson 6 drawer side table. Tansu is capable of artistically displaying on its surface while offering concealed storage space in its functioning compact drawers. The white modernist knobs contrast with the natural wood body, playing off the white metal 4 star base which lifts the simple rectangular body from the floor.  




Tansu features quality hand craftsmanship worthy of introducing into your collection. Its well made American Walnut veneer body is carefully finished and polished to a rich natural luster.



Product Design Features

  • Style
    Modernist 1952 Nelson Tansu Chest
  • Wood Material
    Real American Walnut veener
  • Leg Design
    4 Star Tubular Steel base
  • Construction Detail
    6 drawers operate on smooth metal glides
  • Design Feature
    Retro white oversize knobs
  • Surface Finish
    Easy to maintain no wax poly finish
  • Construction Detail
    Interior drawers in matching Walnut species
  • Dimensions
    Height 26.8" x Depth 13" x Width 30.15" 
  • Assembly
    Major assembly completed. Minor assembly required
  • Feature
    Comes standard with floor protection caps on legs
  • Warranty
    3 year limited warranty


About American Walnut


The American Walnut species is widely admired for its exceptional color tone and graining. While there are many stains which attempt to miimick the "walnut color" the actual American Walnut species acheives its brown tone without the use of stains. The natural wood presents lighter and darker tones within the various grains, something not acheivable with a topical stain. American Walnut in its natural state is a premium choice for wood species and used often in modernist upscale furniture pieces. American Walnut is capable of coordinating well with other wood species both light and dark.



Safe delivery. Curbside or Full Service

Kardiel specializes in fast home and business delivery of modern classic furniture and bath products across the U.S including Hawaii and Alaska. We dispatch shipments to homes all over Canada daily. Using proven, reliable nationwide delivery methods we insure and guarantee safe delivery of all shipments. We provide standard curbside residential delivery as well as inside White Glove full service delivery as options for many of the regions we ship to.


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Premium Full Service home delivery

The best value for those looking for a full service delivery experience with no lifting or physical effort involved. A team of 2 rigorously screened home delivery professionals arrive on a day and time prescheduled with you. Your furnishings are brought into your home and placed in the desired location in the room(s) of your choice. The furniture is removed from the packaging/boxes. The old packaging material is then placed in a designated location.

Perhaps you need door(s) removed and replaced? Maybe you live in a condo or high rise building? Maybe there are flight(s) of stairs to climb? The safe arrival of your items is guaranteed and no obstacle is too large. We will do anything necessary to complete your delivery with quality, care and a smile. Average delivery times are 9-12 business days from the day your order leaves the Kardiel warehouse.


Curbside Residential Delivery

This economical delivery option brings your new furnishings direct to your home or business. The term curbside indicates that the items are brought to the "curb" but not inside the home.

This is a signed delivery option which means you will need to be present to accept the delivery. You will need to be prepared to carry the items into your home or office as this service does not include inside delivery. Tracking numbers are provided within 24 hours of your order leaving the Kardiel warehouse. Average delivery times nationwide for this service are 7-10 business days from the day the shipment leaves the Kardiel warehouse. The delivery is guaranteed safe when you inspect and sign with the driver for any potential shipping damage. The delivery company calls to schedule the delivery date and window of time as the arrival date of your items draws closer.

Hawaii & Alaska

Hawaii & Alaska orders allow average 12-18 business days for arrival. Tracking numbers will be provided. Alaska and Hawaii orders are not eligible for advertised "continental U.S" shipping promotions. As over water transport is involved, the shopping cart will not calculate

Alaska and Hawaii customers please contact us by phone to receive a custom discounted delivery quote for your shipment prior to purchasing.



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all deliveries are guaranteed & insured

We take the risk and make it easy in the unlikely event of freight damage. Simply inspect and sign for any damage or suspected damage on delivery day and prior to the driver leaving. In the event of damage, we will issue you a return ticket if needed and refund or replace the damaged item