A very rare antique Japanese Funa Tansu (captain's ship chest) made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Kirinoki (Paulownia) woods with a Urushi lacquer finish. All original hand made iron fittings with strapping over the top, sides and back of the chest. Unusual bottom hinged door design where the right door opens to two drawers behind and the left pho hinged door slides across revealing a small drawer and another pho drawer. This pho drawer is actually a cover that hides a Kirinoki wood pull out box. Once it is out, the box has a sliding cover and when lifted it reveals a final secret Kirinoki wood box.
Age: Edo Period (1603-1868)
Dimensions: 23 3/4" Wide x 21" High x 17 1/2" Deep