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Edo lacquer chest 'karabitsu'

Period 19th Century
Materials lacquer and gilt metal
W. 23 in; H. 17 in; D. 16.5 in;
W. 58.42 cm; H. 43.18 cm; D. 41.91 cm;
Condition Good. In fine, room ready condition
Creation Date late Edo period, circa 1850
Description Late Edo period karabitsu or six-legged storage chest, used by samurai for storage of body armor. The hiramakie lacquer decorated with gilt gunsen, or samurai war fans, with whole chest supported by gilt metal and copper mounted legs.

Late Edo period, circa 1850
Styles / Movements Asian, Traditional
Dealer Reference Number AF12002
Incollect Reference Number 475037
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