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Palanquin of The Bridal Trousseau with Chrysanthemum Branches

unknownEdo period, 19th c.

The Tokugawa Art Museum

The Tokugawa Art Museum
Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

Chrysanthemum-stem design with aoi crest and peony-between-two-stems crest
Edo period, 19th C. ( the year of bridal 1836)
Owned by Shunkyo-in Princess Sachi (1820-1840), wife of Nriharu, the 11th Lord of the Owari clan

This bridal trousseau blonged to Princess Sachi, an adopted daughter of the Konoe clan, one of the most prestigious courtier families, when she married with Natiharu, the 11th Lord of the Owari clan in 1836. This ensemblerepresents the largest Edo-period Daimyo bridal trousseau that exists today. The aoi and leaved peony crests, the family crests of the Owari Tokugawa and the Konoe, with chrysanthemum branches adorn over 200 items from cosmetic sets, stationary, incense utensils, games, to travel cases.

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  • Title: Palanquin of The Bridal Trousseau with Chrysanthemum Branches
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Edo period, 19th c.
  • Medium: Wood body, Maki-e lacquer, Fabric, Metal parts

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