Cabinet in Japanese lacquer

Cabinet in Japanese lacquer


Rectangular cabinet in Japanese lacquer, decorated with pagodas.
Japan eighteenth century.

Dimensions: 70 x 90 x 49 cm (27 ¹/₂ x 35 ³/₈ x 19 ¹/₄ inches)

This lacquer cabinet from Japan was originally intended to be easily transportable as evidenced by the presence of handles on each side of the furniture.

These cabinets have different designs, the most common are three very distinct types, those of Namban style, Transition style, and those usually referred to as the English word "pictorial style".