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Display Cabinet
Japan
19th century
71²H x 67-3/4²W x 16-1/2²D

A rare and unusual Japanese display cabinet from the Ryukyu Kingdom, built in two black lacquered stacking sections having an arrangement of open shelves, small drawers, sliding doors, decorated in mother-of-pearl inlay including not only the door and drawer fronts but the framework edges and shelf backdrops with Chinese style figural landscapes. birds in flowering branches, dragon crests, snowflakes and a variety of decorative patterns. Minor losses, cracks and restorations otherwise fine condition.

Ex-Collectis: Doris Duke, Duke Farms, Hillsborough, NJ.

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