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Grace Tsumugi Fine Art Ltd

Gold Lacquer Cabinet with Scenes of The Twenty-Four Paragons of Filial Piety
Circa 1860
50 x 107 x 118 cm
19 x 42 x 46 ½ in

A fine gold lacquer cabinet with an asymmetric arrangement of sliding and hinged cupboard doors, small drawers and open shelves worked in gold takamakie, hirame and kirigane on a kinji ground with scenes of the Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety. Two of the doors with panels of kirins, the interior with an elephant and a karako. The sides and back decorated with cranes in flight, the top and shelves scattered with Tokugawa mon on a nashiji ground. Applied through out with shakudo and gilt mounts also decorated with Tokugawa mon.

Signed Harui with seal of Sei (Harui Seizaburo Late Edo – 1884)

Ex G. H. Hodgson Collection, sold by Messrs. Glendining & Co., London, Monday, December 10th 1917, lot 166, illustrated plate XV.

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