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Object Name Stand, Sword
Other Name Katana-Kaki
Object Number 1879.6.1
Collection Rutherford B. Hayes
Description wooden sword rack with black lacquer finish; ornamental design of mother-of-pearl inlay; has 3 "rests" for holding swords mounted on a rectangular base which contains 2 small drawers over 1 large drawer; large drawer has a picture of 5 Asian people, tree, flower and low wall done in mother-of-pearl; each side a picture of an animal on a branch
Dimensions H-16.929 W-22.047 L-10.236 inches
Material wood; mother-of-pearl
Made in Japan
Provenance this sword stand is part of a sword collection given to (and later purchased by) President Hayes in 1879 by a distant cousin, R. T. Hayes, of Los Angeles. This cousin was seeking an appointment to serve in some capacity in Japan.
People Hayes, R. T.
Alferes, Gerald
Search Terms Japan
1879
R. T. Hayes
sword stand
Mr. Gerald Alferes
wooden sword rack