26 October 2000
An ormolu-mounted Japanese lacquer nagamochi, on a giltwood stand
The nagamochi Edo period (1615-1868); The stand in the Régence style, Circa 1895
Decorated all over with chrysanthemums, peonies and Autumn grasses, the hinged rectangular cover with serpentine clasps to each corner, flanked to each side by a long handle, the rectangular body above a plinth with foliage, flanked to the front and back by a scroll cartouche, on four pierced square baluster legs, joined by an 'H'-shaped stretcher centred by an acanthus patera
47 in. (119 cm.) high; 62 in. (157.5 cm.) wide; 26¼ in. (67 cm.) deep
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The nagamochi is a typical Japanese wedding trunk for storing robes.
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