Japanese Meiji inlaid hardwood floor cabinet, constructed in three parts, with pierced carved fretwork pediment depicting two dragons (pediment detaches for transport); main section with two cabinets and three display shelves over two side by side drawers, the cabinet doors and drawers adorned with gilt and red lacquer and inlaid carved mother-of-pearl and ivory flowers, birds and figures, the shelves surrounded by carved floral and bird fretwork. Cabinet is supported by a rectangular fitted stand with pierced fretwork panels and Chinese bracket feet. Door clasps of carved ivory floral sprays. 63 1/2" H overall x 28" W x 12 3/8" D base and 9" D cabinet. Late 19th century. Provenance: Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition with some small scattered losses to carved elements. Most noticeable loss is to the carved spandrel at front right of open middle shelf and also at rear of same shelf. Ivory latch broken on upper cabinet door, loss to tip of ivory bird on lower right drawer. Rear of top cabinet with three holes possibly indicating missing back fretwork section.
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