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    Japanese Kakesuzuri Funa Dansu From Sado Island - Edo Period

    SKU:M755

    £1,950

    This is a rare Japanese Edo period (1603 ­1868) funa dansu style chest. Specifically, it is the kakesuzuri type made in the juji-gata (cross face style) which originated in 1814. This style is sometimes called a 'ships chest' or 'sea chest' as they were used by sea captains for storing their private property. Funa dansu were strongboxes built to withstand a rigorous existence and would have carried business papers, money, seals and other personal effects. Sea chests are highly collectible pieces of Japanese history.

     

    The main body of this kakesuzuri is made from keyaki (red elm) and is finished with fuki-urushi lacquer. The interior is constructed from kiri (paulownia) and This piece dates to the second quarter of the 19th century (circa 1830s) as red elm became more prominent slightly later. The chest is bound in iron with a brass kamon (clan emblem) of the Tachibana 橘氏 clan - a Mandarin Orange blossom / Tachibana citrus. 

     

    The Tachibana clan was one of the four most powerful noble families in Japan until the family was scattered during the Fujiwara no Sumitomo uprising of 939 - 941 AD and much of their power diminished. 

     

    The majority of sea chests were made in the town of Ogi on Sado Island, Niigata prefecture, a major port on the Sea of Japan trading route. 

     

    A similar example with an identical mon can be found in Traditional Japanese Chests by Kazuko Koizumi (Fig.42). 

    Another similar example can be found in Traditional Japanese Furniture - A Definitive Guide by Kazuko Koizumi (Fig 32).


    Dimensions:

    39 x 49 x 44 (wxdxh cms)

     

    From Japan

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £40
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    Dimensions: W39 x D49 x H44 cm


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    This is a rare Japanese Edo period (1603 ­1868) funa dansu style chest. Specifically, it is the kakesuzuri type made in the juji-gata (cross face style) which originated in 1814. This style is sometimes called a 'ships chest' or 'sea chest' as they were used by sea captains for storing their private property. Funa dansu were strongboxes built to withstand a rigorous existence and would have carried business papers, money, seals and other personal effects. Sea chests are highly collectible pieces of Japanese history.

     

    The main body of this kakesuzuri is made from keyaki (red elm) and is finished with fuki-urushi lacquer. The interior is constructed from kiri (paulownia) and This piece dates to the second quarter of the 19th century (circa 1830s) as red elm became more prominent slightly later. The chest is bound in iron with a brass kamon (clan emblem) of the Tachibana 橘氏 clan - a Mandarin Orange blossom / Tachibana citrus. 

     

    The Tachibana clan was one of the four most powerful noble families in Japan until the family was scattered during the Fujiwara no Sumitomo uprising of 939 - 941 AD and much of their power diminished. 

     

    The majority of sea chests were made in the town of Ogi on Sado Island, Niigata prefecture, a major port on the Sea of Japan trading route. 

     

    A similar example with an identical mon can be found in Traditional Japanese Chests by Kazuko Koizumi (Fig.42). 

    Another similar example can be found in Traditional Japanese Furniture - A Definitive Guide by Kazuko Koizumi (Fig 32).


    Dimensions:

    39 x 49 x 44 (wxdxh cms)

     

    From Japan

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £40
    More delivery options available at checkout


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    DISPATCH

    • - Non-furniture Delivery: 2-5 working days

    • - Furniture Delivery: Within 1 - 2 weeks

      (We'll call you to arrange a specific delivery date)

    • Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £100 | Use code "DELIVERY" at checkout

    RETURNS

    • - Hassle Free Returns

    • - Return your order within 28 days for a full refund (excluding delivery charges)

    • - Items must be returned in a resalable condition

    • - Collections can be arranged on request

    • Product Specific delivery charges visible above "Add to Basket" button and in Checkout (scroll up)

    • Additional charges may apply for deliveries to highlands, islands, out of area deliveries and collections. 

    • International Delivery: Please contact us for quotes on individual pieces

    Trade & Wholesale

    Our origins are in wholesale, so from movies to restaurants, retailers to architects, we have a long history of supplying our trade clients with unusual and unique oriental furniture & decorative art. 

    Whether purchasing for resale or buying on behalf of a client, we offer trade discount pricing to:


  • Retail Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Film & Photo Studios
  • Architects
  • Event Producers

  • For all trade and wholesale enquiries please email us with your contact and business name, company registration number & VAT number (if applicable) to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Prop Hire

    Looking for that one off iconic piece for an event or requiring props for a filming or a photography shoot? You will have seen our oriental antique furniture & decorative art in the James Bond films, The Golden Compass and many others.


    For all prop hire enquiries please send emails to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

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