Circa 1830 Japan

An Early 19th Century Lacquer Cabinet on Stand



Height 69 3/4 inches (177.16 cm)
Width 45 inches (114.30 cm)
Depth 22 1/2 inches (57.15 cm)

An early nineteenth century lacquer cabinet of great scale, the front having two doors, each with a rectangular panel with reentrant corners and decorated with a view of Mount Fuji and a flock of cranes before lowlands, a coast line with trading ships in the foreground, the sides and back continuing the scene, the top of the same, the whole mounted with etched brass corner plates and ornamental carrying handles, the interior fitted with nine drawers, decorated with a flock of cranes, the doors finely embellished internally with eagles amid clouds and scrolling waves. Set upon a later black japanned stand.

Listed dimensions refer to cabinet and stand.

Dimensions of cabinet alone:

Height 39 1/2 inches (100 cm)
Width 42 1/2 inches (108 cm)
Depth 20 1/2 inches (52 cm)

Provenance: The collection of Lady Alison Balfour and Mr. Tom Kremer.
The collection of the Earls of Balfour.

The cabinet was acquired from the estate of Lady Alison and Mr. Tom Kremer. Lady Alison was the daughter of the 3rd Earl of Balfour and grand niece of Lord Balfour, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and author of the Balfour Declaration.

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