A rectangular box, late 17th/mid 18th Century.

Decorated with a scene of deer in a reed bed and deer and pines on a seashore, 21cm by 6.7cm by 3.0cm.

The 1835 Burghley Inventory records: “Japan Closet, Japan in the Glass case opposite the door(s), sic, G.J. A long Box, used to be suspended above the Shelf”.

The 1867 Burghley Inventory records: “Cabinets, No 88 Japan Closet, A long gold japan box”.

REFERENCE: JWA09051

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