Restoration: Ship’s chest

This kakesuzuri style ship’s chest or funa dansu was locked when the client purchased it at auction. I removed the lock to access the interior wherein i found two original keys. The secret box found behind the lower interior drawers was missing so i fashioned one out of kiri. All locks were cleaned and re-affixed. There was some bug damage and wood restoration needed for a chest this old -circa 1850-1880-but it is a fine specimen of tansu craftsmanship.

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