Presented for sale is a rare late 19th to early 20th century Meiji period Japanese specimen display cabinet.
The cabinet is divided into two sections: The right has a large cabinet with a single door beautifully lacquered in ebony with a central blue medallion decorated with applied lacquer and shell carvings. The interior contains 9 pull-out lined drawers for the display of delicate items. The cabinet sits atop an open bottom display shelf framed in fretwork.
The left side displays open-stepped display shelves framed in fretwork under which are two drawers. They sit atop a smaller cabinet decorated with an inset panel that has applied carvings. The interior displays the same lined drawers as the larger cabinet. The cabinet sits atop an attached platform base raised on ogee feet.
The entire piece is decorated with unusual cast bronze mounts including two dragons that wrap around the uprights. The sides are paneled and carved, and the larger cabinet is topped with a scroll.
The cabinet is comprised of mahogany and teak woods that are very nicely carved. This is a striking showpiece displaying quality construction and workmanship. We have not seen another like it. It is in excellent condition with minor signs of age.
The cabinets and drawers have locks, but as of yet we are still trying to find keys to include with the cabinet. Please note that the cabinet does not disassemble for shipping.
Size: 73” Height by 53” Width by 14 ½” Depth.
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