Chest with later two-part gilded stand

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    early 17th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Black lacquer and gold flakes on wood, with mother of pearl, gold, silver, and gilt-copper fittings; gilded wood (namban, maki-e)
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 53.3 x 106.3 x 45.3 cm (21 x 41 7/8 x 17 13/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Chest (a) with vaulted hinged lid, decorated in maki-e and inlaid with mother-of-pearl, gold and silver, and with gilt-copper fittings. Two-piece Italian gilded-wood stand (b-c), carved with winged grotesques, scrolls, and fleur-de-lys.
    Stands B & C are stored on B4.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

    Furniture and Furnishing
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