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Furniture. Namban-style desk, Japan, Momoyama period (1573-1615).
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Namban-style desk, Japan, Momoyama period (1573-1615).


Made of lacquered wood with the urushi technique decorated with gold pigments and mother-of-pearl inlays.
It presents corner pieces made of copper and engraved with plant motifs. Handles, handles, lock escutcheon and hing... show more

Type: Direct Sale
Category: Furniture
Lot Id.: 361367
Supports bids: Saturday, 31/12/2022 12:00:00
Auction date: Saturday, 31/12/2022
Starting price: 3.000€
Starting price: 3.000€
Price 3.000€

Made of lacquered wood with the urushi technique decorated with gold pigments and mother-of-pearl inlays.
It presents corner pieces made of copper and engraved with plant motifs. Handles, handles, lock escutcheon and hinges made of wrought iron. It rests on small legs. It presents a covered sample with 4 registers of drawers inside.
Decorated with schematized vegetable borders and with leaf and flower motifs.
Visible losses and faults.
Measurements: 26 x 42 x 37 cm.

Namban art develops in Japan as a mixture of oriental techniques and materials with the types of western furniture that arrived through commercial exchanges with Portugal. This influence develops during the Momoyama period (1573-1615) and ends in 1635 with the closing of the Japanese borders.

ORDÓÑEZ GODED, C. (2016). Of lacquers and patent leather in Spain: XVI-XX centuries. PhD thesis. Complutense University of Madrid. Faculty of Geography and History. Department of Art History II (Modern).