Japanese antique Funa dansu (sea chest) from Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture, in the cho bako (ledger box) style. This is a rare example of a case with a near pristine removable Mae Bako - ships desk. Quite often we find the interior box while the case is lost to time A really splendid example. Behind the sliding door top there is a removable suzjuri bako writing box and hanko stamp box. The center bottom drop fit door holds a dry-box for keep important documents and money. All the locks and keys work. The exterior drop fit door is inscribed with the name and address of the original owner in a town not far from Sakata.
- Sugi storage case - Japanese cedar wood
- Keyaki interior case - Japanese zelkova wood
- Kiri drawer interiors - Japanese paulownia wood
- Kurogaki drawer faces - Japanese black persimmon wood
- Solid Kurogaki sliding doors
- Hand forged bronze hardware
- Meiji era (1868-1912)
- 22.5" x 16.5" x 18" (width, height, depth)
- SKU: T-3178
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