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A GROUP OF FOUR VICTORIAN BALLOON BACK CHAIRS with cabriolet front legs and ball feet lacquered in iroe hiramakie on a roironuri ground with shell inlay, each alternately decorated with tiger lilies, peaches and irises (the seats re-webbed and covered, some slight damages to lacquer), late 19th century

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A GROUP OF FOUR VICTORIAN BALLOON BACK CHAIRS with cabriolet front legs and ball feet lacquered in iroe hiramakie on a roironuri ground with shell inlay, each alternately decorated with tiger lilies, peaches and irises (the seats re-webbed and covered, some slight damages to lacquer), late 19th century
89 cm. high (4)

Lot Essay

These are probably European chairs sent to Japan to be lacquered. They are related in technique to the style called Nagasaki ware with the use of iridescent blue green shell cut paper thin.
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