A pair of hexagonal boxes and covers, 18th Century.

The boxes and covers are decorated with pavilions in landscapes in gold hiramaki-e on a black lacquer ground; they have fitted trays with similar decoration.
The 1835 Burghley Inventory records: “Japan Closet, Glass case opposite the window, A pair of sexagon boxes with trays inside Black & Gold”.
The 1867 Burghley Inventory records: “Cabinets, No 88 Japan Closet, 2 black and gold sexagon boxes with trays inside”.

REFERENCE: JWA09016

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