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Japanese Keyaki Fune Tansu (Ship Safe) with Double Lock
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Japanese Keyaki Fune Tansu (Ship Safe) with Double Lock

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Furniture: Pre 1900: Item # 885832
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Emeryville, CA 94608

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Japanese antique fune bako (merchant's safe), made all of keyaki (elm) wood, very heavy quartered sawn slab of keyaki wood. The door opens to 3 interior drawers also with keyaki wood fronts (interior of each drawer made with kiri (paulownia) wood, wooden bracing on the bottom, heavy iron hardware including double locks on the outer doors and each of the three interior drawers has a large lock as well, two handles on top of safe, 2 iron reinforced holes at the bottom of each side to allow the safe to be tied down for transport.

Writing on one side-owners name and address: Yamagtaken,Hokkai gun Yaksho.

Edo Period Matched with 2 keys original keys.

Size: 22" high x 14 3/4" wide x 18" deep.