Japanese Lacquer Workers Chest

Circa: 1900-1920
Size: 14 1/2" (w) x 12" (h) x 16" (deep)
A remarkable object that was created without the intention of becoming an art object. The chest is a Japanese lacquer workers "toolbox" a place to keep tools of the trade for making fine lacquer wares. However from daily use, over weeks, months, years the box itself became more a work of art than the individual objects created from it. The surface is rich and complex with layers and layers of black and red lacquer. A dramatic drip is formed over time like an icicle off of a roofline.

HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES AVAILABLE.

Condition: Excellent condition with an exceptional surface. One drawer missing which is common (they used it for another purpose).

Price: $4,800.00

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