Akita kabazaiku 樺細工 kô’dansu 小箪笥

Price:  425,00

Stunning and completely restored Akita kabazaiku 樺細工 kô’dansu 小箪笥 (small cabinet of drawers) in one section. Fully restored, cleaned and waxed.

The exterior and drawer fronts are veneered with striking cherry wood bark in different shades giving the cabinet a rich and lustrous finish.

The cabinet has on open space with a grey mottled fabric lining at the back, underneath which a beautiful sliding door with a dark veneered plum blossom 梅 (ume) design on a lighter substrate, and three small stacked drawers fitted with slender ‘warabite’-shaped bail handles with small chrysanthemum 菊 (kiku)-shaped bail handles. The sliding door and drawers run very smoothly.

It is in a very good completely restored condition with minimal traces of age. Please look at the photos for a condition reference.

Height 50.3 cm, Width 60.2 cm, Depth 23.2 cm.

Period: Japan – Late Shôwa period (Second half 20th century).

Kabazaiku (樺細工) (literally “birch craftsmanship”) is the traditional Japanese art of fashioning woodwork with veneer out of the bark of a cherry tree. While the character for kaba means birch, for this context the word refers to the bark of wild cherry trees. Within Japan, only Akita prefecture has passed down the knowledge of using Kaba cherrybark in woodwork so the craft is valued as a model craftwork of Japan.

When shipped we will add a certificate of authenticity.

Ref. No. : B2180


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