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Japan Antique Lacquer Book Table

US$2,20082% Off


From our Kyoto Japan acquisitions A fine "Sutra" reading stand and book lovers delight! An important one-of-a-kind black and gold lacquer portable "Sutra" book lecturn table - Houdana- a treasure from the 19th century, signed and accompanied by its original protective slip cloth coverings. Superb antique Houdana (book lectern) from late Edo era used by a high ranking official Daimyo class or important household of means as a formal and elegant presentation holder of books and manuscripts. The center under style is signed. The lecturn is crafted in rich gold and black lacquer. The Japanese are brilliant at devising simple compact solutions. Simple assembly of seven pieces- all which tuck neatly into the main lectern drawer box (see photo). Each piece is individually protected with its own cloth wrapping. Perfect accessory as a lovely display for your important book(s) or useful and impressive travel accessory for important events. Immediately usable. Fine quality- well preserved. Immediately usable Dimensions: 19 inches high and 17 inches wide and 13 inches deep. Provenance: Private Nagoya collection. Only one. Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity. All our Asian works of art are accompanied by our lifetime guarantee of authenticity.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 19 in. (48.26 cm)Width: 17 in. (43.18 cm)Depth: 13 in. (33.02 cm)
  • Style
    Edo (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Mid- 19th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1289216397112

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