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Fall-Front Cabinet with Flowers and Birds

late 16th century

Hinoki cypress with black lacquer, sprinkled gold lacquer, inlaid mother-of-pearl, and bronze fittings

12 3/16 × 17 5/8 × 11 1/4 in. (31 × 44.7 × 28.6 cm)
Open: 21 1/2 in. (54.61 cm)
Purchased with a gift from the Japan Foundation Endowment of the Council on East Asian Studies and with the Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund
Not on view
Momoyama period (1573–1615)
Containers - Lacquer

According to the dealer, the owner purchased the cabinet from an English Art Nouveau dealer prior to 2008. The latter stated that it came from an unidentified private collection in England.


“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.