A two-tiered box and cover, 18th Century.

The box has grooved corners and is decorated on the lid and the body with reeds, and with plovers flying above waves. It was probably a ready-made piece for the domestic market,  6.8cm.

The 1835 Burghley Inventory records: ‘Japan Closet, Japan in the Glass case opposite the door(s), sic, B. G  A Box with two divisions’.
The 1867 Burghley Inventory records: ‘Cabinets, No 88 Japan Closet, A black and gold japan box with 2 divisions’.


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