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A Japanese Lacquered Table Cabinet Decorated with raised gold Circa 1870.

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Reference: JB121


Description: A Japanese table cabinet with decorations in flat and raised gold. The themes are of stylized mountains (Mount Fuji), clouds, rocks, and trees characteristic of Japanese work; they are executed in a striking manner.

The cabinet has 9 drawers making it ideal for personal possessions or an exotic spice cupboard. Six of the drawers are behind the double doors.

Origin: Japan

Circa  1870

Condition: Minor expected wear when examined very closely: see images below and click on enlargements.

A Japanese Lacquered Table Cabinet Decorated with raised gold Circa 1870 Enlarge Picture

Materials: Wood lacquer and gold

Size: 15.3" wide by 16.8"tall, the top gallery is a further 7.5", and 7.2" deep:  38.9cm wide by 42.7cm tall, the top gallery is a further 19cm, and 18.3cm deep.

 

 

A Japanese Lacquered Table Cabinet Decorated with raised gold Circa 1870 Enlarge Picture

The Doors open to reveal a further six drawers.

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A Japanese Lacquered Table Cabinet Decorated with raised gold Circa 1870 Enlarge Picture

Detail: one of the doors; the themes are of stylized mountains (Mount Fuji), clouds, rocks, and trees characteristic of Japanese work; they are executed in a striking manner. The central panels are fielded. 

It is not surprising that this work took the USA and UK markets by storm  at the end of the 19th Century inspiring many western artists to do work with similar themes.

 

Mount Fuji in the background with flying birds and sail-boats. The clouds and rock formations are in raised lacquer giving a three dimensional depth.

A Japanese Lacquered Table Cabinet Decorated with raised gold Circa 1870 Enlarge Picture

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The painting on the top surface is worn and visible when looked at downwards.

A Japanese Lacquered Table Cabinet Decorated with raised gold Circa 1870 Enlarge Picture

 

A Japanese Lacquered Table Cabinet Decorated with raised gold Circa 1870 Enlarge Picture

Detail: one of the doors; the themes are of stylized mountains (Mount Fuji), clouds, rocks, and trees characteristic of Japanese work; they are executed in a striking manner. The central panels are fielded. It is not surprising that this work took the USA and UK markets by storm  at the end of the 19th Century inspiring many western artists to do work with similar themes.

Please click on images to enlarge

A Japanese Lacquered Table Cabinet Decorated with raised gold Circa 1870 Enlarge Picture

The cabinet has 9 drawers making it ideal for personal possessions or an exotic spice cupboard. six of the drawers are behind the double doors.

Please click on images to enlarge

A Japanese Lacquered Table Cabinet Decorated with raised gold Circa 1870 Enlarge Picture

 

A Japanese Lacquered Table Cabinet Decorated with raised gold Circa 1870 Enlarge Picture

Please click on images to enlarge

 

A Japanese Lacquered Table Cabinet Decorated with raised gold Circa 1870 Enlarge Picture

 

 

 The  flying cranes on the side are significant in Japanese art. They symbolize a soaring towards prosperity and spiritual enlightenment.  

A Japanese Lacquered Table Cabinet Decorated with raised gold Circa 1870 Enlarge Picture

 

A Japanese Lacquered Table Cabinet Decorated with raised gold Circa 1870 Enlarge Picture

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A Japanese Lacquered Table Cabinet Decorated with raised gold Circa 1870 Enlarge Picture

Detail from inside door.

 

A Japanese Lacquered Table Cabinet Decorated with raised gold Circa 1870 Enlarge Picture

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A Japanese Lacquered Table Cabinet Decorated with raised gold Circa 1870 Enlarge Picture

 

 

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