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Mid-century Japanese Yamanaka Lacquer Brass & Carved Jade Dresser Box


Mid-century Japanese Yamanaka Lacquer Brass & Carved Jade Dresser Box
Mid-century Japanese Yamanaka Lacquer Brass & Carved Jade Dresser Box
Mid-century Japanese Yamanaka Lacquer Brass & Carved Jade Dresser Box
Mid-century Japanese Yamanaka Lacquer Brass & Carved Jade Dresser Box
Mid-century Japanese Yamanaka Lacquer Brass & Carved Jade Dresser Box
Mid-century Japanese Yamanaka Lacquer Brass & Carved Jade Dresser Box
Mid-century Japanese Yamanaka Lacquer Brass & Carved Jade Dresser Box
Mid-century Japanese Yamanaka Lacquer Brass & Carved Jade Dresser Box
Mid-century Japanese Yamanaka Lacquer Brass & Carved Jade Dresser Box
Mid-century Japanese Yamanaka Lacquer Brass & Carved Jade Dresser Box
Mid-century Japanese Yamanaka Lacquer Brass & Carved Jade Dresser Box

Mid-century Japanese Yamanaka Lacquer Brass & Carved Jade Dresser Box    Mid-century Japanese Yamanaka Lacquer Brass & Carved Jade Dresser Box

Item Type: Lacquer, brass, and jade box Item Description: An old dresser box covered in smooth black lacquer and decorated with a piece of carved jade. The interior is brass, with four compartments. All eight exterior corners of the box have at least some damage, and the interior has scratches and wear from being used to store antiques for several decades. The lid has some additional scratches.

The jade appears to be intact, if dusty. Remnant of an old sticker on the bottom. Marcel Gibrat (Pictured working on a Greek Kylyx in the 1970s), my grandfather, was a Restorer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan and later owned a Madison Avenue Restoration Studio and Art Gallery one block from the Guggenheim Museum. From the 1960s to 1990s. Marcel was undoubtedly a genius and was, as far as I know, the only Restorer for the Met without a PhD.

In fact he had a sixth grade education. He was also a talented painter. Im Max Lewin the curator of what remains of Marcels extensive art collection, comprising ancient, tribal, Asian and European art. I worked with Marcel summers and in college.

Marcel was an unquestioned expert in antiquities and all items in the collection from the ancient world are guaranteed to be authentic. Marcel also had a particular affinity for African tribal art, and while dating such items is problematic, he absolutely had impeccable taste.

Some of his opinions on provenance of tribal items have been challenged. There are also Asian items of various quality, and many fine and genuine items from primitive cultures including relatively contemporary (a few hundred years old) and both neolithic and upper paleolithic items. Many of the items have archaeological markings.

The item "MID-CENTURY JAPANESE YAMANAKA LACQUER BRASS & CARVED JADE DRESSER BOX" is in sale since Saturday, August 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Japanese\Boxes".collection" and is located in Eagle, Idaho. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  1. Handmade: No
  2. Modified Item: No
  3. Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan
  4. Culture: Japanese
  5. Provenance: Ownership History Available

Mid-century Japanese Yamanaka Lacquer Brass & Carved Jade Dresser Box    Mid-century Japanese Yamanaka Lacquer Brass & Carved Jade Dresser Box