Here For Another Shrine Table Stand
Japanese Gilt Lacquer Wood
Period, circa: 19th century
W 16"(41cm.), D 5.5"(14cm.)
Condition: minor losses, flaking on
simple yet opulent shrine is made of Japanese cypress Japanese
cypress, richly gilded and coated on black and red lacquers.
It consists of a removable upper tray platform, and a small
rectangular table decorated with carved floral motifs, with
the mid section flaring outward into a rounded drop-leaf,
which is supported on four curved legs above a small wood
frame. The shrine's simple yet graceful design added much
strength to the construction. Given its size, the gilded shrine
weighs barely at 28 oz. It is an excellent example of the
traditional Japanese carpentry technique, which can be traced
back to early 7th century.