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Japanese Butsudan Shrine With Beautiful Gold Interior

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1900: Item # 893899
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5757 Horton Street
Emeryville, CA 94608

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Antique Japanese 4 piece butsudan (Buddhist shrine for family use), interior with elaborate miniature temple roof and eves, decorated with wood carvings of apsaras (musician angels), peacocks, and flowers all floating in swirling clouds and lacquered gold, just below the altar is a dragon on either side of which are 2 drawers with birds also carved of wood and lacquered gold, pillars are decorated with copper hardware, the interior set of double doors are lacquered in gold and black with flowers, the outer doors have translucent red-orange lacquered keyaki panels framed in dark brown and gold lacquer with copper blackened brass hardware including peonies on the middle front lock plate, Meiji Period (1868-1912). Total size: 60" high x 26" wide x 21" deep.