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Japanese Lacquer and Cinnabar "Samurai" Cabinet, Inaba Family, Edo Period
Located in Troy, NY
Exceptionally large and rare lacquer cabinet. According to the heraldry, visible on the headgear in one of the panels, it was made for the Inaba family, a high ranking Daimyo family,...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Edo Lacquer

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Wood

Japanese Lacquered and Stenciled Cabinet on Stand. Circa 1840
Located in Charleston, SC
Japanese compartmentalized lacquered two drawer cabinet on stand with stenciled floral landscape scenes, hinged doors, hidden sliding compartments, and resting on decorative stand. ...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Lacquer

Japanese 19th Century Lacquered Miniature 2-Door and 5-Drawer Jewelry Cabinet
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Japanese 19th century lacquered miniature 2-door and 5-drawer jewelry cabinet.
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Lacquer

Materials

Gold

Miniature 17th Century Japanese Lacquer Jewelry Cabinet with Gilt-Bronze Mounts
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Possibly unique small cabinet Japan, Edo period, 17th century Black lacquered wood (Urushi), decorated with gold lacquer (Maki-e) and gilt copper mounts. Measures: Height 18.5 ...
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Antique 17th Century Japanese Edo Lacquer

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Bronze

English 19th Century Black Lacquered Japanned Cabinet, Naturalistic Decoration
Located in Wells, ME
English 19th century black lacquered and hand painted japanned cabinet on custom made stand. This 36 inch wide cabinet has its original naturalistic hand painted decoration in gold a...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Japonisme Lacquer

Materials

Lacquer

George III Black Japanned Lacquer Cabinet on Stand
Located in London, by appointment only
A George III chinoiserie cabinet on stand made using panels of 17th century Japanese lacquer and formed in the traditional manner. Standing on its original japanned Stand, throughout...
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Antique 1780s English George III Cabinets

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Leather, Lacquer

19th Century Japanese Lacquer Miniature Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
19th century Japanese lacquer miniature cabinet, with brass and gold.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Japanese Cabinets

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Gold, Brass

Japanese Lacquer Cabinet
Located in Hudson, NY
With gold mons (family crests) of the Tokugawa family and all over design, gilded bronze hardware and four drawers. The Tokugawa family ruled from the 17th to the 19th century. Most ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Furniture

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Lacquer

  • Japanese Lacquer Cabinet
  • Japanese Lacquer Cabinet
  • Japanese Lacquer Cabinet
  • Japanese Lacquer Cabinet
H 42 in. W 37.75 in. D 17.5 in.
Pair of English Green Lacquer Japanned Chinoiserie Pagoda Cabinets
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Rare pair of English green lacquer pagoda cabinets with a japanned finish made in the Chinoiserie revival of the late 19th century. Each cabinet is fronted by a large door and topped...
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Antique 19th Century English Chinoiserie Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Large Japanese Black and Gold Lacquered Cabinet on Stand with Gilt Mounts
Located in Stamford, CT
A large Japanese black and gold lacquered cabinet with Toyotomi mon and vine decorations. Mounted with gilt and etched bronze hardware. Later stand also mounted with period hardware....
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Antique 1850s Japanese Edo Cabinets

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Lacquer

Japanese Black Lacquer Tana (Tiered Tea Cabinet) with Gold Family Crests
Located in Hudson, NY
Japanese Black Lacquer Tana (Tiered Tea Cabinet) with Gold Family Crests, Covered with gold family crest designs. Made of lacquered wood and bronze mounts. Interior has wonderful r...
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Antique Early 19th Century Japanese Edo Cabinets

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Bronze, Gold Leaf

Japanese Inspired Lacquered Cabinet
Located in Vista, CA
Turn of the century corner cabinet with lacquered Japanese inspired design, with two small shelves and two-door cabinet below for storage. Great as a jewelry box or sentimental item ...
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Early 20th Century North American Corner Cupboards

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Lacquer, Wood

  • Japanese Inspired Lacquered Cabinet
  • Japanese Inspired Lacquered Cabinet
  • Japanese Inspired Lacquered Cabinet
  • Japanese Inspired Lacquered Cabinet
H 25 in. W 14 in. D 10 in.
Antique Japanese Cabinet at cost price
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
Japanese cabinet in sculpted giltwood, giltwood legs, five drawers, totally restored.
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Antique 17th Century Japanese Anglo-Japanese Cabinets

Materials

Lacquer

  • Antique Japanese Cabinet at cost price
  • Antique Japanese Cabinet at cost price
  • Antique Japanese Cabinet at cost price
  • Antique Japanese Cabinet at cost price
H 69.3 in. W 39.38 in. D 52.37 in.
Vintage Oriental Hand Painted Black Lacquer Japanned Low Credenza Cabinet
By Ray O'Donnell
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage oriental hand painted 90" long black lacquer Japanned low credenza cabinet. Item features hand painted door fronts, black lacquer finish, gold painted trim, wood construction...
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20th Century American George III Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

Italian 18th Century Japanese Lacquer and Lace Wood Veneer Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A spectacular and high quality Italian mid-18th century, circa 1750, Japanese lacquer and Lace wood veneer cabinet from Firenze. The cabinet is raised on block supports with richly c...
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Antique 18th Century Italian Cabinets

Materials

Marble, Ormolu

Antique Charles II Georgian Japanned Carved Lacquer China Cabinet on Base
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Charles II Georgian Japanned carved lacquer China cabinet on base. Item features ornate lacquer decorated case, solid carved walnut stretcher base, red lacquer interior, leat...
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Early 20th Century European Charles II Cabinets

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Wood, Lacquer

Japanese Meiji Period Black Lacquered Étagère Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
Asian Japanese (circa 1880) Meiji period black lacquered étagère cabinet adorned with fine gilt decoration and hardware raised on a base.
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Shelves

Materials

Lacquer

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Japanese Black Lacquer Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A spectacular and important French 19th century Louis XVI style tulipwood, ormolu, Vert de Patricia marble and Japanese black lacquer cabinet. The Meuble à Hauteur d’Appui cabinet is...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Cabinets

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Marble, Ormolu

Pair of French 19th Century Japanese Lacquer and Marble Encoignure Cabinets
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A striking and most decorative pair of French 19th century Transitional style polychrome, Japanese lacquer, ormolu and Sarrancolin marble encoignure cabinets. Each corner cabinet is ...
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Antique 19th Century French Cabinets

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Marble, Ormolu

Edwardian Japanned Bamboo Side Cabinet
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Beautiful and dramatic lacquered panels adorn this graceful "tortoise" finished burnt bamboo cabinet. Its painted interior is finished with shelves and its front legs gently curve ...
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Antique 19th Century English Cabinets

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Bamboo, Wood, Lacquer

  • Edwardian Japanned Bamboo Side Cabinet
  • Edwardian Japanned Bamboo Side Cabinet
  • Edwardian Japanned Bamboo Side Cabinet
  • Edwardian Japanned Bamboo Side Cabinet
H 37.25 in. W 21 in. D 15 in.
19th Century Japanese Black and Gold Lacquered Display Cabinet
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Superb quality Japanese display cabinet, circa 1890. Contains various scenes from Japanese life on the gold panels, showing birds, dogs, flowers and foliage. Decorated front and back...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Japonisme Sideboards

Materials

Lacquer

Rare Japanese Export Marquetry Cabinet with Drawers on Stand
Located in Atlanta, GA
A piece of functional art made in Shizuoka for export to the western market, this Japanese chest with drawers on stand, circa 1900s features intricate marquetry work using a traditio...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Japonisme Cabinets

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Brass

Red Lacquer Gilt Japanned Cabinet Dry Bar Bookcase Curio Buffet Sideboard Domed
Located in Dayton, OH
Red lacquer gilt Japanned cabinet dry bar bookcase curio buffet sideboard domed Early 20th century cabinet with giltwood stand. A red Japanned design with domed top, landscape sce...
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Early 20th Century Japonisme Cabinets

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Giltwood

English Regency Painted Japanned Cabinet, circa 1810
Located in Southampton, NY
English Regency painted Japanned cabinet, circa 1810 Two drawers side by side atop two doors which open to one removable shelf. Delicate Japanned painting of Phoenix on the front fac...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Cabinets

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Lacquer

Signed Drexel Chinoiserie Breakfront China Cabinet Japanned Black Lacquer
By Drexel
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant midcentury chinoiserie japanned one-piece china cabinet features beautiful hand painted motif and gold detail on the front and sides. Three top front doors open to glass shel...
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Vintage 1960s American Chinoiserie Sideboards

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Glass, Wood, Lacquer

Early 18th Century Japanned Double Corner Cabinet
Located in Lymington, GB
A rare chinoiserie standing double corner cabinet, or cupboard. English, George I period, ca 1720. Often erroneously referred to as lacquer work, this is japanned. Beautifully decor...
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Antique Early 18th Century English George I Cabinets

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Lacquer

  • Early 18th Century Japanned Double Corner Cabinet
  • Early 18th Century Japanned Double Corner Cabinet
  • Early 18th Century Japanned Double Corner Cabinet
  • Early 18th Century Japanned Double Corner Cabinet
H 76.78 in. W 46.46 in. D 19.1 in.
19th Century Japanese Staircase Tansu Cabinet with Two Drawers and Single Door
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Japanese staircase tansu cabinet from the 19th century, with two drawers and single door. Born in Japan during the 19th century, this staircase tansu features a convenient stepped ...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Cabinets

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Wood

Antique Japanese Chest
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An antique Japanese Kimono Tansu hand-crafted out of Kiri Wood fully restored, this fabulous campaign chest of drawers features its original red color with iron hardwood. Five drawer...
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Antique 1880s Japanese Anglo-Japanese Cabinets

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Metal, Iron

  • Antique Japanese Chest
  • Antique Japanese Chest
  • Antique Japanese Chest
  • Antique Japanese Chest
H 41 in. W 38 in. D 16.5 in.
Pair of Japanese Tansu Style Cabinets by Century Furniture
By Century Furniture
Located in Peabody, MA
A rarely seen pair of Japanese tansu styled cabinets by Century Furniture with solid brass hardware, circa 1980s.
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Vintage 1980s American Meiji Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Large Japanese Black Lacquered Storage Chest, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
An absolutely stunning large Japanese black lacquered storage chest, 19th century. This chest is offered with superb hand carved wooden plum and cherry blossom flowers, and spectacul...
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Antique 19th Century Asian Cabinets

Materials

Wood

Rare Meiji Period Japanese Lacquer Cabinet
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Large, rare and important Meiji period, late 19th century, Japanese lacquer cabinet Meiji period (1868-1912) 19th century In three parts, designed with asymmetric sections of open...
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Antique 19th Century Furniture

Antique English "Anglo-Japan" Victorian Hand Painted Two-Door Cabinet or Etagere
Located in Charleston, SC
Fine quality antique English "Anglo-Japan" Victorian hand painted lacquer and bamboo two-door cabinet or étagère with embossed panel sides and embossed shelves inside. Superb "tortoi...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Cabinets

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Bamboo, Lacquer

Antique Breakfront Bookcase Large Japanned Lacquered George III, 19th Century
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Magnificent large and imposing George III Japanned breakfront library bookcase dating to circa 1820, the six glazed doors with Moorish style astragal glazed arches above eight small ...
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Antique 19th Century British Georgian Bookcases

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Glass, Wood

Gold Leaf Japanese Cabinet with Carved and Painted Panels of Flowers
Located in Stamford, CT
A small 19th century gold leaf Japanese cabinet with carved and painted panels of flowers and underbrush alongside a stream. Provenance: From a collection of Mr. Pyle, Seal Harbor, M...
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Antique 1870s Japanese Meiji Bookcases

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Wood, Lacquer

Black Japanned English Chest of Drawers in Black Lacquer
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
English Japanned chest with three small drawers over three long drawers. The legs are of a cabriole style with pad feet. The term "Japanned" refers to the raised lacquer work. In ...
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Early 20th Century English Anglo-Japanese Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood, Lacquer

Black and Gilt Lacquered ‘Japanned’ Armoire from Paris
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Black and gilt lacquered chinoiserie or ‘Japanned’ armoire with polychrome and gilt scenery of figures in various landscape settings. Beautifully detailed and a wonderful decorative ...
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Vintage 1910s French Chinoiserie Wardrobes and Armoires

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Giltwood

Venetian Early 19th Century Two-Drawer Japanese Lacquered Commode
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very decorative Venetian early 19th century two drawer Japanese lacquered commode with marble top. The commode is raised by slender 'S' cabriole legs ending with a ball and claw. T...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble

Large 17th Century Japanese Lacquer Cabinet on Modern Powder-Coated Stand
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A fine Japanese lacquer cabinet with gilt-copper mounts for the European market Edo period, late 17th century The rectangular cabinet with two hinged doors opening to reveal te...
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Antique Late 17th Century Japanese Edo Furniture

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Bronze

Rare Charming 17th Century Japanese Lacquer Cabinet with Gilt-Bronze Mounts
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A fine Japanese pictoral style lacquer cabinet with gilt-metal mounts Kyoto, Edo period, 1670-1690 Decorated in Japanese relief lacquer work, black lacquer ground decorated...
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Antique Late 17th Century Japanese Furniture

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Bronze

Japanese Lacquered Cabinet ‘Shodana’ from the Arashiyama Museum, 19th Century
Located in Milano, IT
The construction of this antique shodana is somehow different and richer than the traditional Japanese model: even if in fact there are the fundamental elements, which are a lower co...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Furniture

Large Royal Early 17th Century Japanese Lacquer Chest with Gilt-Bronze Mounts
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A large Japanese transitional lacquer chest with gilt-metal mounts Edo period, early 17th century The rectangular chest with flat hinged lid decorated in gold, silver, and red ...
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Antique Early 17th Century Japanese Blanket Chests

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Bronze

Antique Queen Anne English Japanned Lacquer Writing Bureau Desk Claw & Ball Feet
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this sublime Queen Anne English made Japanned writing bureau with elegant claw and ball legs A very good looking well made and decorative piece,...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Georgian Desks

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Wood

Japanese Meiji Period 19th Century Red Lacquer Tansu Chest with Iron Hardware
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Japanese Meiji period six-drawer tansu chest from the 19th century with iron hardware and red lacquer. Created in Japan during the Meiji period, this tansu chest features a linear ...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Iron

CU07 Japanese Series Teak Highboard by Cees Braakman for Pastoe, The Netherlands
By Pastoe, Cees Braakman
Located in Steenwijk, NL
This very nice and highly collectable highboard, from the Japanese series, was designed by Cees Braakman for Pastoe in 1958. The cabinet is made from teak veneer combined with two wh...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

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Metal

French Turn of the Century Gold Japanese Lacquer Three-Drawer Commode
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very attractive French turn of the century gold and black Japanese lacquer three-drawer commode. The arbalette shaped chest is raised on bun feet below the three wide drawers with ...
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20th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Lacquer

1930s Japanese Inspired Chest of Drawers Secrétaire, Red Lacquered, France
Located in Girona, ES
Japanese inspired chest of drawers-secrétaire, red lacquered solid wood with scenes in golden decoration and relief paints. Top drawer opens to a secretary with lemon wood and walnut...
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Vintage 1930s French Japonisme Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Brass

Beautifully Lacquered Column Chest of Drawers with Hand Painted Japanese Geishas
Located in Lisse, NL
Practical and highly decorative, column design cabinet with 8 drawers. If you are decorating an Asian Style interior then this handcrafted and very stylish cabinet with as much as e...
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Japonisme Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Brass

Arts & Crafts England Bamboo Lacquer Wardrobe
Located in Munich, DE
This elegant and rare bamboo wardrobe is decorated with painted lacquer panels in the Japanese taste and retains the original faceted mirror.
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Antique 1880s English Arts and Crafts Wardrobes and Armoires

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Brass

  • Arts & Crafts England Bamboo Lacquer Wardrobe
  • Arts & Crafts England Bamboo Lacquer Wardrobe
  • Arts & Crafts England Bamboo Lacquer Wardrobe
  • Arts & Crafts England Bamboo Lacquer Wardrobe
H 0.83 in. W 30.71 in. D 9.85 in.
Japanese Engraved Silver and Lacquer Three-Drawer Cabinet Box, circa 1880
Located in New York, NY
Japanese engraved silver and lacquer three-drawer cabinet box, circa 1880.
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Decorative Boxes

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Silver

English Scarlet Gilt and Polychrome Japanned Secretary
Located in Stamford, CT
A marvelous 18th century scarlet gilt and poly chrome secretary later Japanned. This English secretary has a double domed cornice over a pair of mirrored doors opening to fitted inte...
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Antique 18th Century English Secretaires

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Wood

Jeanselme Louis XV Style Marble Top Chinese Lacquered and Japanned Commode
Located in New York, NY
A chinoiserie Louis XV style marble-top commode by Joseph Pierre Francois Jeanselme. Stamped: Jeanselme. Stock number: F19.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Bronze

Oriental Hand Painted Black Lacquer Bar Chest Electric Lift Shelf
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nicely painted vintage Oriental chest equipped with an electric up and down bottom/shelf.
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20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Dry Bars

Japanese Cedar / Elm Tansu, Edo Period, Mid-18th Century
Located in New York, NY
A stunning Tansu chest from Japan, Edo period, mid-18th century. Rustic Cedar in red finish. Delicately carved bronze trimmings, handles and decoration. Six drawers, plus a secret ca...
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Antique 1760s Japanese Edo Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Metal

Japanese Shibayama Cabinet, Meiji Period
Located in San Francisco, CA
An elaborate and finely detailed carved wood, gold lacquer and Shibayama cabinet (Chigaidansu). Having beautifully applied semi-precious stone and mother of pearl decoration of flowe...
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Furniture

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Mother-of-Pearl, Wood

  • Japanese Shibayama Cabinet, Meiji Period
  • Japanese Shibayama Cabinet, Meiji Period
  • Japanese Shibayama Cabinet, Meiji Period
  • Japanese Shibayama Cabinet, Meiji Period
H 86 in. W 50 in. D 17.25 in.
19th Century French ‘Japanned’ Commode
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A highly-decorative and rare French ‘bombe’ commode with dramatic black lacquer Japanned or ‘Chinoiserie’ finish featuring figures in various landscape and pavilion settings, and flo...
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Antique 1890s French Chinoiserie Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

  • 19th Century French ‘Japanned’ Commode
  • 19th Century French ‘Japanned’ Commode
  • 19th Century French ‘Japanned’ Commode
  • 19th Century French ‘Japanned’ Commode
H 33 in. W 49.5 in. D 20.5 in.
Japanese Early 20th Century Keyaki Wood Tansu Traveling Chest with Four Drawers
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Japanese antique keyaki wood tansu chest from the early 20th century, with dark red lacquer, detailed hardware and four drawers. Created in Japan during the early years of the 20th...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Iron

Antique English "Anglo-Japan" Victorian Hand Painted Bamboo Cupboard/ Étagère
Located in Charleston, SC
Fine quality antique English "Anglo-Japan" Victorian hand painted lacquer and bamboo single door cupboard/ étagère with embossed panel sides; "tortoise shell" shaded bamboo; fabulous...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Corner Cupboards

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Lacquer, Bamboo

Japanese Meiji Period Late 19th Century Tansu Chest in Sendai Isho-Dansu Style
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Japanese Meiji period tansu chest from the late 19th century in the Sendai Isho-dansu style, with reddish brown lacquer and iron hardware. Created in Japan during the Meiji era (18...
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Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Wood

Pair of 19th Century Louis XV Japanned Commodes
Located in Essex, MA
Pair of 19th century Louis XV Style chinoiserie or Japanned bombe commodes with original marble tops Ormolu Mounts and beautifully executed Chinoise scenes of figures, horses, butte...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Marble, Ormolu

Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Chinoiserie or 'Japanned' Armoire
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A lovely-quality and highly unusual late 19th century French Louis XVI style two-door armoire featuring dramatic ‘Japanned’ door panels in black lacquer with landscape and architectu...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Chinoiserie Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Lacquer

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Japanese Lacquer Cabinets For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of Japanese lacquer cabinets is available at 1stDibs. The range of distinct Japanese lacquer cabinets — often made from wood, lacquer and metal — can elevate any home. There are all kinds of Japanese lacquer cabinets available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Japanese lacquer cabinets made by Georgian designers — as well as those associated with Mid-Century Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. Many Japanese lacquer cabinets are appealing in their simplicity, but Cees Braakman, Century Furniture and DOOQ produced popular Japanese lacquer cabinets that are worth a look.

How Much are Japanese Lacquer Cabinets?

Japanese lacquer cabinets can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $14,500, while the lowest priced sells for $897 and the highest can go for as much as $385,000.

Finding the Right Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets for You

Dressers, credenzas and cabinets have long been home staples, perfect for routine storage or protection of personal items. 

In the mid-19th century, cabinetmakers would mimic styles originating in the Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI eras for their dressers, bookshelves and other structures, and, later, simpler, streamlined wood designs allowed these “case pieces” or “case goods” — any furnishing that is unupholstered and has some semblance of a storage component — to blend into the background of any interior. 

Mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts will cite the tall modular wall units crafted in teak and other sought-after woods of the era by the likes of George Nelson and Finn Juhl. For these highly customizable furnishings, designers of the day delivered an alternative to big, heavy bookcases by considering the use of space — and, in particular, walls — in new and innovative ways. Mid-century modern credenzas, which, long and low, evolved from tables that were built as early as the 14th century in Italy, typically have no legs or very short legs and have grown in popularity as an alluring storage option over time. 

Although the name immediately invokes images of clothing, dressers were initially created in Europe for a much different purpose. This furnishing was initially a flat-surfaced, low-profile side table equipped with a few drawers — a common fixture used to dress and prepare meats in English kitchens throughout the Tudor period. The drawers served as perfect utensil storage. It wasn’t until the design made its way to North America that it became enlarged and equipped with enough space to hold clothing and cosmetics. The very history of storage case pieces is a testament to their versatility and well-earned place in any room. 

In the spirit of positioning your case goods center stage, decluttering can now be design-minded. A contemporary case piece with open shelving and painted wood details can prove functional as a storage unit as easily as it can a room divider. Whether you’re seeking a playful sideboard made of colored glass and metals, an antique Italian hand-carved storage cabinet or a glass-door vitrine to store and show off your collectibles, there are options for you on 1stDibs.

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