This highly decorative pair of black and gold lacquered panels have been framed as one within a single black frame. These narrow rectangular panels date from the mid-19th century and were once part of a larger Japanese cabinet or incense box. Depicting red crowned crane birds with red Hiramki-e lacquered caps upon a black lacquer ground with Nashiyi decoration. This decorative framed set are a true decorator's piece.
Measuring: Frame width 9 inch (23 cm) by height 7.25 inch (18.5 cm). Frame depth 0.75 inch (2 cm). Aperture width 6.75 inch (17 cm) by height 5 inch (13 cm).
Condition: There is some deterioration to the gold leaf with some gold foil flaking (one loose floating piece) or wrinkling on some of the decorative border motifs. Small section of touch up to the two lower birds. A slight wobble to the glass and some minor surface wear to the outer 19th century lacquer frame commensurate with age.
This is a divine treasure to delight and illuminate your home for many years to come, allowing one to appreciate this ancient decorative technique. This is a wonderful item that is ready to hang.
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Antique Japanese Makie Lacquer Panel Gold Cranes Circa 1850
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