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Japanese Carved Dragon Display Cabinet, Shodana, Meiji Period, Late 19th Century

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A powerfully carved and ebonized Japanese Meiji Period display cabinet, known as a shodana, made for the Victorian export market. The cabinet is heavily carved in relief with writhing dragons carved throughout, several featuring mother of pearl eyes. The base carved with a pair of twisted karashishi lions for legs and a confronting dragon at the center. The cornice and base pierced as well. The cabinet itself featuring several display areas accented with carvings of dragons and sprays of flowers and birds. The topmost and the bottom right areas featuring lacquer decorated frames. Some of the display areas may have had sliding doors, now lost.

Details

  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1890
  • Condition Details
    Some display areas possibly missing sliding doors. One area missing decorative elements. Please see photos.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions
    H 77 in. x W 56 in. x D 19 in.H 195.58 cm x W 142.24 cm x D 48.26 cm
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    LU894717390282
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Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang d...

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