Nimura & Sato Company (late 1880s-1890s). <em>Chest of Drawers</em>, ca. 1905-1915. Woven cane, bamboo, brass, mirror, 78 x 37 1/2 x 18 in.  (198.1 x 95.3 x 45.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Herbert Hemphill, 68.47.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.47.1_bw.jpg)

Chest of Drawers

Artist:Nimura & Sato Company

Medium: Woven cane, bamboo, brass, mirror

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1905-1915

Dimensions: 78 x 37 1/2 x 18 in. (198.1 x 95.3 x 45.7 cm)



Accession Number: 68.47.1

Image: 68.47.1_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
High-backed chest of drawers, in Japanese "bamboo" style; surface covered in woven cane and edges in bamboo. Secondary woods are eastern white pine and tulip-poplar. Chest part has three drawers, graduated in size, covered with woven cane edged in bamboo, and with decorated bamboo ribbon work in center. Cast brass bail pulls with stamped brass escutcheons on either side. Back panel has corner shelves at each side, near base, attached between back and scrolled bamboo sidepieces. Diamond shaped mirror in between; above are two rectangular openings for prints. At top is narrow shelf with openwork bamboo gallery at back. Condition: fair, some bamboo and cane missing. Cane panels on piece ragged at edges; bulging in spots. Right rear caster missing.

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