Japanese gilt lacquered miniature collector's or tea cabinet (chadana), signed; finely enameled in gilt Takamaki-e with raised chrysanthemum and butterfly designs to top, over two sliding doors enameled with gilt pagodas in landscape scene; five gilt-enameled bone-fronted drawers with miniature pine cone style knobs. Door on right hand side opens to reveal an interior with Maki-hanashi ground, drawer, and a fitted interior. The back is decorated with gilt butterfly and foliage designs and is signed. Engraved silver and bronze colored metal mounts to exterior corner and edges. Cabinet 9-1/3" H x 10" W x 4-3/4"D. The cabinet fits into a stand with 3 gallery sides and silver metal mounts over two drawers with Maki-hanashi interiors, raised gilt chrysanthemum and floral designs, and four short curved legs on a scalloped base, 8-1/2" H x 12"W x 8"D. Height overall: 15-1/2"H. Late Edo-Early Meiji Period, 19th century. Ex-Sotheby's. Condition: Top cabinet – overall excellent condition: Sliding doors to interior cabinet have become detached but are retained; 1/8" chip to interior compartment. Patination to metal mounts and some clouding to rear exterior surface. Stand: some repaired breaks to gallery and one break with small area of loss (right rear corner), some edge chips along outermost corners and small abrasions to lowermost base.
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