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    Armchair

    James E. Wall
    American, active 1881-1917
    Armchair, ca. 1886
    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, retailer
    Women’s shoe (geta), Early 20th Century
    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
    Japanese, 1807-1891
    Gourds on vine (Hyotan), 1870’s-1880’s
    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
    Japanese, 1807-1891
    Clematis (Tessen), 1870’s-1880’s
    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, designer
    American, 1915-1978
    Knoll International, Inc., manufacturer
    American, 1938-
    Diamond chair, 1952
    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
    American, b. 1930
    Il Giardino Dipinto, 1993
    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, Myanmar; Burma
    Manuscript chest, ca. 1800-1885
    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
    Gable Decoration of Rama, the Seventh Avatar of Vishnu, 19th Century
    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