Antique Japanese Lacquer Tray Stand A Pair (21M-312)

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This is an antique a pair of Japanese high-end wooden lacquer tray/ stand called Taka ashi zen, tall leg tray from middle Meiji period (1880's-1890's).

It is used to place bowls, plates with food for special occasions.

This stand is Roiro ( black lacquer) Shikunshi (The 4 gentlemen which are plum, chrysanthemum, orchid and bamboo) Cho (Butterfly) Makie from Matsuhisa family. 

It has beautiful makie design of butterflies on top and auspicious designs such as a plum and bamboo on the side and legs. Those motifs are a symbol of longevity. There are some scratches and chips.

It comes in an original wooden storage box. 

13" x 10 1/2" x 8 1/2"H