Rare Kurogaki Funa Dansu and Maebako - Antique Japanese Sea Chest


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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 suzuri 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 are functional.  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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