probably Japanese, late 19th century, composed of four arched panels with decorated red lacquer frames centering black lacquer panels set with mother of pearl and ivory scenes depicting birds and flowers, ivory signature panels, each panel 53 x 20 in., 53 x 80 in. overall
Provenance: Private Collection, Greeneville, Tennessee
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extensive losses and distress to applied carvings, cracks and distress to lacquer elements with typical shrinkage at joints, other cracks and surface distress