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Japanese Rare Ishikawa Fune Tansu

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Furniture: Pre 1900: Item # 1066314
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Japanese A very rare and wonderful Japanese funa-dansu (sea chest for ship), made of keyaki with extensive iron work, 4 keys, kiri interior drawers, from the Noto Peninsula, Ishikawa Prefecture. Era: Edo Period. Drop-fit door covers interior drawers 3 of which are covered by additional drop-fit and sliding panels, the top portion has sliding panels that cover small drawers and a pull out calligraphy box, a hidden kiri box has an inscription that dates the chest to early Meiji Period and it's second owner, Nitao Koizumi and identifies it as coming from the Ishikawa Prefecture. Provenance: from the Gruber Collection. Published: Japanese Cabinetry by David Jackson and Dane Owen, copyright 2002, page 100. Size: 17 3/4" high x 20 1/5" wide x 17 1/2" deep