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.

1835 Inventory: “Japan Closet, Japan in the Glass case opposite the door(s), sic, B. G  A Box with two divisions”.

1867 Inventory: “Cabinets, No 88 Japan Closet, A black and gold japan box with 2 divisions”.

REFERENCE: JWA09068

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