This Japanese table is unusual in that this type of marquetry inlay is not usually found in larger pieces of furniture. It stems from the town of Hakone, west of Tokyo and overshadowed by Mt Fuji. This table is mid 20thC and in good condition although the top has gained a slight bow over time but not that significant. It is still in its original finish and as such has marks and knocks that come with use. The base is ebonised which contrasts nicely with the top.
Hakone Yosegi-zaiku makes use of the diversity and great of the trees found in the region and celebrates their beautiful colors and composition in the resulting mosaics and marquetry work created with these local, natural materials. No stains or colorings are used in the inlays.
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