Miniature chest (tansu)

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Historical period(s)
Edo period, early 19th century?
Medium
Metal, brass, and lacquer painting
Dimensions
H x W: 9.2 x 13.9 cm (3 5/8 x 5 1/2 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.147a-i
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Furniture and Furnishing, Metalwork
Type

Chest

Keywords
chasing, Edo period (1615 - 1868), hammering, inlay, Japan, repousse
Provenance

To 1911
Kita Toranosuke, Kyoto, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Kita Toranosuke in 1911 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 302, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Kita Toranosuke (C.L. Freer source)

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum