Chest with later two-part gilded stand

Historical period(s)
Momoyama or Edo period, early 17th century
Black lacquer and gold flakes on wood, with mother of pearl, gold, silver, and gilt-copper fittings; gilded wood (namban, maki-e)
H x W x D: 53.3 x 106.3 x 45.3 cm (21 x 41 7/8 x 17 13/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Furniture and Furnishing, Lacquer


chasing, Edo period (1615 - 1868), gilding, incising, Japan, Momoyama period (1573 - 1615), riveting, WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Zaigai Nihon no Shiho [Japanese Art: Selections from Western Collections]. 10 vols., Tokyo, 1979 - 1980. vol. 10: pls. 18-19.
  • Japanese Ceramics, Lacquer, Bronzes and Other Metalwork. London, November 1976. lot 95, pl. 23.
  • Julia Murray. A Decade of Discovery: Selected Acquisitions 1970-1980. Exh. cat. Washington, 1979. cat. 76, pp. 96-97.
  • Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th & 17th Centuries. Exh. cat. Washington, 2007. J-34, pp. 350-351.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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