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Muromachi Period (1336-1573) Kasuga Joku Table

Extremely rare Kasuga Joku Lacquer Table with Metal Fittings; The linear oblong table top is supported by a rectangular apron with tow pierced cloud-shaped panels. This upper part rests on cabriole legs curved thickly outward, providing a final graceful bend outward again near the bottom tapering off in a scroll. The shoulders of the legs are lappet-headed shaped. The surface consists of a reddish-brown color mottled with black lacquer and has mother-of-pearl inlaid designs of flowerheads and vines (hosoge); the top of the table is plain lacquer. The table is fitted with bronze mounts on its edge and apron corners and feet. Bibliography for examples of Kasuga tables: Exhibition of National Treasures of Japan. Tokyo National Museum. 1960 Pageant of Japanese Art. Textile and Lacquer. Vol 5 Kyo-Bi-Shu. (paintings, potteries, lacquers, bronzes, etc in kyoto private collections). Art Club, pub. 1929

28 1/4" h x 34" w x 18" d
71.8cm h x 86.4cm w x 45.7cm d
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