A fine Komai-style kodansu (cabinet) By the Nogawa company of Kyoto, Meiji era (late 19th/early 20th century)

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Lot 3296
A fine Komai-style kodansu (cabinet)
By the Nogawa company of Kyoto, Meiji era (late 19th/early 20th century)

Sold for US$ 10,000 inc. premium

Fine Japanese Works of Art

15 Sep 2015, 13:00 EDT

New York

A fine Komai-style kodansu (cabinet)
By the Nogawa company of Kyoto, Meiji era (late 19th/early 20th century)
The slightly domed iron cabinet set on four bracket feet with hinged doors opening to reveal five drawers of varying size and decorated in gilt and silver damascene with scenes in and around Kyoto, including the Eight Views of Omi, Kinkakuji, Ginkakuji, Kiyomizudera and Chion-in, punctuated by stands of flowers with butterflies and birds, the borders worked with tightly scrolling ivy and mokume with chrysanthemums, the apron with a band of key-frets, the top decorated with three phoenixes among paulownia, the interior doors designed with further notable sites, the drawers with various decorations including the attributes of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune, birds, flowers and butterflies, the flower head pulls in silver, the exterior latch formed as a ribbon, the loop handle with scrolling ivy, the underside with the Nogawa company mark
4 1/4 x 4 x 3in (10.8 x 10.1 x 7.6cm)
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A fine Komai-style kodansu (cabinet) By the Nogawa company of Kyoto, Meiji era (late 19th/early 20th century)
A fine Komai-style kodansu (cabinet) By the Nogawa company of Kyoto, Meiji era (late 19th/early 20th century)
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