|Vermillion lacquer temple tables 17th century, from a Japanese Shinto temple, exquisite work and in good condition.
Japanese traditional temple and shrine have many types of architectural vocabulary that have been updated for a great many years. These tables were born and bred with that heritage, used by priests in 17th Century Japan. Called the “An” (案), a small table, desk or platform which were used during Shinto ceremonies to bear offerings. It may have four, eight or sixteen legs.
Size: 28(W) x 28(L) x 39(H) cms.
Weight: 840 gms.
Year: Made between 1600-1650 (Edo Period 1603 – 1868)