ANTIQUE JAPANESE WOOD CHABUDAI PORTABLE TABLE *Samurai
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Sold Date: 05/19/2008
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
ITEM: This is a great late Edo to Meiji, possibly Taisho era. chabudai ( /wiki/Chabudai ) table. The top measures 17.27 inches x 14 inches. With the table legs unfolded it measures 6.5 inches tall. Great for a small drinking party or to use as a small table to display something on. The wood has a nice deep red to it. The winner will enjoy it. THe condition is excellent, minor signs of use only. It weighs 1.75 kilos, so wrapped it will be about 2.5 kilos. Shipping must be by EMS. We have no choice. EMS is delivered quickly, insured and comes with a tracking number. It's a little pricey, but t is no better/safer way to go. This comes from the kura (storehouse) of an old samurai family named Kusaka that are located in Miyagi Prefecture. We are in the process of liquidating their storehouses (they have 2) which many items date from the time the family were still samurai to WWII, when the head of the household served in the Imperial Japanese Army as a Military Police officer (kempeitai). It's safe to say most items we are listing date from Edo era to WWII. All items I list are guaranteed 100% to be as stated. This is a rare chance to own items from an old samurai family (that come from the family directly). Please see our other auctions. Many collectors, antique shops, movie prop houses and auction-related companies from all over the world source us for unique Japanese antiques. Thank you and good luck bidding.Win multiple items and save on shipping If you have less than 10 feedbacks you will need to fax a copy of your drivers license or passport BEFORE BIDDING. Shipping by EMS will be $47.00 to Australia & north America. To Europe will be $54.00. Other countries inquire please. Pay by Paypal or U.S. Postal International Money Orders. Please pay within 7 days from the end of the auction.
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