Japanese Shodhana cabinet, hinging Meiji period, c.1880


Remarkable large & intricate Shodhana ‘Curio’ cabinet, modeled as a multileveled ‘building’, with upper shelf closed in with miniature shoji latticework sliding panels copied from house-doors, above a high compartment with pair of angled shoji sliding panel enclosures, the pair rotating outwards, with multiple drawers & cupboard below, the whole inlaid with intricate feature wood marquetry panels and shaped & pierced brackets, with silvered metal straps decorated in engraving.
Meiji Period,
circa 1880

Height: 158cm
Width: 75cm
Depth: 31cm

Some small restorations & repairs, good finish, minor tarnish to the metals.

A ‘Shodhana’ is the name of this very intricate ‘curio’ cabinet for displaying fine tea wares and other beautiful objects, prominently made in the Meiji Era.
The dark/light wood panels are probably persimmon wood.




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