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Lot 237: A kyokuroku, Edo period
24 October 2016
Munich, Bavaria, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Red lacquered wood, the back rest gilt and carved with a pattern of swastikas, the seat of black leather, somewhat dry, fastening loosened. Brass mounts with floral engravings. Lacquer reworked, partially rubbed and cracked. Height 103 cm, width 83 cm. Kyokuroku were initially brought to Japan by Chinese priests. They were used for festive occasions such as the imperial coronation. Today they can still be frequently found in Shinto temples, where they are used by priests as a representative seating accommodation.
Condition Report: II - III