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A Japanese Iron and Gilt-Inlaid Cabinet - Meiji Period
An unusual iron and gilt-inlaid cabinet on self-stand. Most often these splendid kodansu are emblazoned with images of Kyoto on their surfaces. This rare chest’s two side-by-side doors frame a large silver and gold-inlaid image of a bijin and attendant within a fenced-in garden. Scenes from nature, mythology and Mt. Fuji adorn the remainder with a golden door latch opening to reveal five small drawers within. Height, 6"; width, 4.5"; depth, 2.25". Meiji Period.