EXCELLENT EXAMPLES OF 19TH CENTURY JAPANESE LACQUER WORK. Original Japanese black polished lacquer covers - originally from a 19th century photograph album - with fine gilt decoration and bone inlay. Two large panels of black polished lacquer, comprising the original upper and lower boards from a Japanese photograph album. The panels loose (no longer conjoined with a spine). Kimbei studio stamp on inside of upper board.
White paper pastedowns on verso of each board. Both boards with gilt and red coloured decoration, some areas in slight relief, and the upper board also with some bone inlay. The upper cover shows a farmer and his wife on their small holding, with a village in the distance. The lower board is decorated with two crickets, a butterfly and a ladybird, with plants.
Size: each board - 36cm x 28cm x 1cm. Please ask if you require a more detailed condition report, and view gallery images closely. Two attractive highly polished Japanese black lacquer panels, with lavish gilt, red and brown decoration, which were originally the boards to a large 19th century photograph album.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Other Japanese". The seller is "kernoozers" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.