(ships chest) are some of the most. Also known as a kakesuzuri (hand carryable) tansu because of the large top handle. Kiri wood (paulownia) was one of the stongest woods in relation to its light weight making it the wood of choice for this kind of portable tansu chest. This chest still has its original deep two and half century old patina.
This chest shows a high degree of Japanese craftsmanship in the joinery, being made with. Hardened hinoki peg wood construction (see last picture). T he method of construction as well as all the forged iron work o. N this chest dates it to the mid Edo Era c.All drawer handles, hinges, and latches are made of thick forged iron with a protective coat of burnt lacquer. The swing open door latches with the use of the original lock that is currently neutralized but still locks and unlocks with the use of an operable latch (see picture 11). He top handle is still very secure and provides a convenient way to transport this chest (see picture 3). All drawers open and close smoothly.
The hinged door swings open and closes easily. There is a signature on the bottom (see picture 10) which is probably the original craftsman's name or the name of the first owner 250+ years ago. This funadansu (ships chest) is still in. With an all original warm patina that only two and half centuries of time and use could provide. There is some minor restoration which was done with museum grade materials and skill.
Chest measures 13" wide by 17 1/2'' deep by 15 1/4" high (33 x 44 x 39 cm). A very warm accent for your home or office. Please enjoy the enlarged pictures to get a full appreciation of the fine kiri.Wood and its two and a half. Sailerking and the Shogun's Gallery have been in the Japanese antique business for over 38 years, and highly value our customers. Satisfaction Guarantee: All items are carefully described and photographed. Most items listed are antiques, and as such may have an expected amount of wear from normal use. We do not sell items with major flaws without mentioning it in the listing. See photos and descriptions for condition. The item "ANTIQUE JAPANESE EDO ERA (c. 1750) FUNA TANSU 6 DRAWER ALL KIRI SHIP'S CHEST" is in sale since Thursday, July 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Other Japanese Antiques".
The seller is "shoguns" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.