|Sophisticated Japanese Lacquer Shelf with Flowers and Bamboo motifs from the Meiji Period (1868 – 1912), made in Circa 1880-1900. The shelf has been decorated in Maki-e lacquer.
Maki-e is a distinctive Japanese lacquerware technique developed around 1200 years ago. Maki-e (literally: sprinkled picture) is Japanese lacquer sprinkled with gold or silver powder onto a thick layer of lacquer as a decoration, a complicated and highly refined and time-consuming application.
This Japanese Lacquer collection is a result of the von Buren trips to Japan and its various antique fairs, where this entire lot was collected, that ranges from 70 to over 250 years.
Size: 37(W) x 106(L) x 122(H) cms.
Weight: 30 kgs (approx.)