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Japanese Iron and Gilt Miniature Cabinet with Images of Kyoto

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1910: Item # 1299303

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Flying Cranes Antiques Ltd.
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1050 Second Avenue, Galleries 55, 56 and 58
New York, NY 10022

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An unusual iron and gilt-inlaid cabinet on self-stand. Most often these splendid kodansu are emblazoned with images of Kyoto on their surfaces. This rare chest’s two side-by-side doors frame a large silver and gold-inlaid image of a bijin and attendant within a fenced-in garden. Scenes from nature, mythology and Mt. Fuji adorn the remainder with a golden door latch opening to reveal five small drawers within. This exquisite Komai-style cabinet is in excellent condition with only slight wear to the silver-inlaid section. Height: 6”, width: 4.5”, depth: 2.25” Meiji Period, Japan