Japanese lacquer small cabinet, or sage-dansu, Edo period,early to mid 19th century. Rectangular form, with two hinged doors opening to 7 drawers of 3 sizes. The box is decorated in gold taka-maki, kira-maki, togidashi, and kirigane, with recessed panels of insects and glass-eyed birds among wisteria and chrysanthemums; the interior is similarly decorated on a mura-nashiji ground, silvered copper mounts. Measures 15.75 inches wide by 8.75 inches deep and 17.5 inches high. Some old restoration. The back of the box bears an old label marked No. 5.
Item 9717: $1,750
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