As part of our Japanese works of art collection we are delighted to offer this fine quality Meiji period 1868-1912 , circa 1890 Kazaridana (display cabinet), the black lacquered hardwood cabinet stands upon a separate base formed as simulated bamboo, and follows this bamboo theme throughout the carcass, the multitude of display shelves further decorated with pierced open fretwork gallery’s and mouldings, this very useful cabinet houses storage compartments enclosed by three pairs of doors , a drawer and a rather unusual sliding panel , the door and drawer fronts decorated in sumptuous gold lacquer decoration upon well textured natural timber panels , the decoration includes egrets , geese and other native birds either wading or flying amidst lotus plants and lakeside foliage, these particular doors latch closed with super quality onlaid mixed metal decorated catches , another pair of doors finely decorated with a hanging floral display to one side and vase of flowers to the other and fitted silver handles, without doubt my favourite panel has to be the sliding door opulently decorated in gold lacquer upon a carved wicker ground highlighting a cockatiel sat upon his Perch whilst preening himself , the solid top of the cabinet ideal for displaying a large or heavy object and surmounted each side with bamboo shaped pediments, this is an extraordinary high quality display cabinet that would become the focal point to any Japanese themed room, whether in a traditional or contemporary setting , the panels are just exquisite !!
Condition report :
Lovely condition throughout , the black lacquer has been lovingly polished over the decades , now showing through on the bamboo high spots in places, and revealing the hard redwood timbers below, importantly the gold lacquer panels are in super condition !!
Height : 53 1/2″ 136 cm
Width : 45 1/4″ 115 cm
Depth : 13″ 33 cm
Free worldwide delivery and a certificate of authenticity are included in the price of this item .