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Set of lacquer shelves with design of flowers of the four seasons in maki-e

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Anonymous private collection in Kanazawa until 2006; January 26, 2006, by repute made as a part of the wedding trousseau for the member of the Maeda family in the Kaga Province; 2006, sold to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously

Japanese, Meiji period, about 1910


Overall: 63.5 x 80 x 36.8 cm (25 x 31 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.) 121.9 x 121.9 x 61 cm (48 x 48 x 24 in.)

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Wood, decorated in gold, silver and colored takamaki-e (high-relief), hiramaki-e (low-relief) and togidashi-e (flat-polished) lacquering




Lacquer works