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A Japanese Highly Carved Desk Meiji Period (1868-1912) Mt. Fuji

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    Posted 5 years ago

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    A Japanese Highly Carved Desk, Meiji Period (1868-1912) Mt. Fuji
    The first picture was taken at the estate sale in West Virginia and the rest at my home, where it is too dark to get a very good photo. Highly carved with painted scenes beneath pagodas and spires. I was told that the man who owned this desk knew President Eisenhower. The chair in the second picture was purchased at the same auction and will be posted here soon.

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      That is one truly amazing desk and chair. In such incredible condition for it's age and just a wonderful estate find.
    2. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      jscott, Thank you so much! It is appreciated!
    3. Collectomaniac Collectomaniac, 5 years ago
      So very nice. Even the provenance.
    4. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Wow, a wonderful desk for your ladies to gaze upon.
    5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      amazing desk! one of the most interesting i've ever seen!
    6. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      Thank you for the nice comments!
    7. toy_passion toy_passion, 5 years ago
      wow it's amazing to see the details of the carving, fantastic find
    8. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      toy_passion, Thank you!
    9. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 5 years ago
      Very awesome post here. Lovely to look at. What's it feel like to sit there? I hope you did good at the auction because these look like they do belong to royalty.
      Thanks for sharing. :)
    10. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      OneGoodFind, Thank you so much for the lovely comment. Actually a friend who owns an antique shop got the desk at the estate sale and I purchased it from him at a very good price. It feels great to sit at this desk!
    11. Celiene Celiene, 5 years ago
    12. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      Celine, Thank you!
    13. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      I N C R E D I B L E!!!
      F A N T A S T I C!!!

      I absolutely love your desk, for sure not an everyday find :-)
    14. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      kyra, Thank you! I am lucky to have found this desk!
    15. Master Master, 5 years ago
      Amazing piece
    16. Gillian, 5 years ago
      An amazing piece of furniture - beautiful. Can you tell me who is in the portrait which is behind the desk?
    17. VikingGirl VikingGirl, 4 years ago
      Just love it!!! :)
    18. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 4 years ago
      Sorry, I just found these last three comments in my spam folder:

      Master, Thank you for the comment!
      VikingGirl, Thank you!
    19. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 4 years ago
      Gillian, Very sorry, just found your comment in my spam folder. Please see my post on the woman in the portrait but this is the info:
      Mrs. McDonald DeWitt (1881-1957 Park Avenue,NY)
      I love to find interesting portraits and then research the lives of the subjects. I liked this painting because it was painted in the 1920s by Wilber Fiske Noyes. I had no idea who Mrs. McDonald Dewitt was until I researched her life. She was married to a prominent attorney in New York but it is her association with Florence Knapp (pictured to the left of Mrs. DeWitt in the third photo) that is most interesting. Mrs. DeWitt helped to organize the Republican Women of New York State.
      Florence Knapp was Secretary of State of New York from 1925 to 1926, elected in 1924. In 1928, she was convicted of grand larceny in office. During the taking of New York's 1925 census, Mrs. Knapp had put her stepdaughter's name on the payroll, then received the stepdaughter's checks herself, forged the endorsements, and spent the money on clothes.
      She remained the only woman elected to a statewide office in New York for fifty years.
      Mrs. McDonald DeWitt, stood by her friend throughout the trial.

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