Description: Lacquered Box

This small wooden box is intricately decorated with landscape scenes produced in lacquer. The box has a single door, which opens to reveal three small drawers. It is called a ko-dansu, a “small box-chest,” made for storing the implements used by Japanese nobility to play incense games.

  • Culture: Japanese, Edo Period
  • Created: ca. 1600—1868
  • Credit line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leon L. Miller in honor of Mrs. S. Burdette Burne, 77.98