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    Armchair

    James E. Wall

    Ca. 1886
    Armchair
    Bamboo with lacquer
    115.6 x 55.9 x 63.5 cm (45 1/2 x 22 x 25 inches)
    Gift of N. David Scotti 82.111.3

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    Women's shoe (geta)

    T.M. Seabury

    Early 20th Century
    Women’s shoe (geta)
    Lacquered wood with straw insole and cotton strap
    Length: 21 cm (8 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Ott 79.077.10B

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    Gourds on vine (Hyotan)

    Shibata Zeshin

    1870’s-1880’s
    Gourds on vine (Hyotan)
    Polychrome woodblock print with lacquer
    Sheet: 19.1 x 17.1 cm (7 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.623

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    Clematis (Tessen)

    Shibata Zeshin

    1870’s-1880’s
    Clematis (Tessen)
    Polychrome woodblock print with lacquer
    Sheet: 18.6 x 17 cm (7 5/16 x 6 11/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.618

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    Diamond chair

    Harry Bertoia

    1952
    Diamond chair
    Lacquered steel frame, formed fiberglass, cotton tweed upholstery
    77.2 x 85.7 x 71.8 cm (30 3/8 x 33 3/4 x 28 1/4 inches)
    Abby Rockefeller Mauze Fund 82.273

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    Il Giardino Dipinto

    Betty Woodman

    1993
    Il Giardino Dipinto
    Earthenware, glaze, epoxy resin, lacquer, and paint
    274.3 cm (108 inches) (height)
    Gift of Charles and Andrea Woodman Promised gift of Charles and Andrea Woodman 2005.110

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    Manuscript chest

    Unknown artist, Burmese

    Ca. 1800-1885
    Manuscript chest
    Gilded and lacquered wood with colored glass and mirror insets
    62.2 x 96.5 x 61 cm (24 1/2 x 38 x 24 inches)
    Gift of Doris Duke’s Southeast Asian Art Collection 2004.12.4

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    Gable Decoration of Rama, the Seventh Avatar of Vishnu

    Unknown artist, Thai

    19th Century
    Gable Decoration of Rama, the Seventh Avatar of Vishnu
    Wood, lacquer, glass, and mirrors
    94.5 x 63.5 x 14 cm (37 3/16 x 25 x 5 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Doris Duke’s Southeast Asian Art Collection 2004.12.27