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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Two Small Painted Paper Cabinet Panels, 1700-1800
Tempera on Paper
11 13/16 in. x 11 15/16 in. (30 cm x 30.32 cm)

Object Type: Furnishing
Technique: Brushwork
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eberhardt and Dorothy Rechtin
Accession Number: 2003.2.3

No marks.

Tempera paint on gold paper.

Object Description
Pair of painted cabinet pulls, each of a square shape, delicately painted with a beach scene. One panel is decorated with small birds on a sandy bank, and the other with three birds in flight over "crashing waves" beside a grassy bank. Each panel has gold cloud forms in the foreground. The panels are fitted with two small chased gilt metal door pulls with original orange silk tassels, and are in black lacquered wood frames with gold flecks.

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