Rare Japanese Funa Tansu known as a Ship Captain’s vault chest. Made with beautiful original thick Hinoki (Japanese cedar) wood, with triangular mortis and tenon joinery. The corners and drawers are accented by attractive ash color iron plating. The inside of the chest holds a unique array of seven drawers in a natural finish, with hirute type drawer pulls and all but three with additional locks.
An old Japanese label remains on the second drawer down. This tansu also features a hidden secret compartment! Original iron Key is included. Very heavy in weight!
Mid Edo period (1603-1868)
Size: 16.25″ L x 16.75″ D x 23″ H