This is one of the oldest pieces that we have in stock right now. It is nearly 250 years old dating to the mid Edo Era, circa 1780. This is a funa-dansu, a portable Japanese ship’s chest used to store document and valuables as well as the ship’s log. It is constructed of solid keyaki wood (zelkova). All hand forged iron hardware with waribite (fern hand) style drawer pulls in a protective burnt lacquer finish. There are five drawers in the ship’s chest. The chest comes with a custom iron base pedestal.
Mid Edo Era, circa 1780.
11 3/4″ wide by 22 1/4″ high by 14 3/4″ deep.