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Rare Kurogaki Funa Dansu and Maebako - Antique Japanese Sea Chest

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$9,800.00

In stock

Furniture

T-3178

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
Conserved by Shibui for the Northern American climate

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