Overall with bottom drawer pulled out so inkstone and water dropper are visible

Portable Writing Cabinet with Tokugawa Family Crests, Chrysanthemums, and Foliage Scrolls

Artist: Kōami School
Period: Edo period (1615–1868)
Date: late 17th century
Culture: Japan
Medium: Lacquered wood with gold and silver takamaki-e, hiramaki-e, and applied gold foil on nashiji ground
Dimensions: H. 9 in. (22.9 cm); W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm); D. 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm)
Classification: Lacquer
Credit Line: Bequest of Stephen Whitney Phoenix, 1881
Accession Number: 81.1.133a–h

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