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Fri, 28 Feb 2020 15:00:55 +0000
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<img width="640" height="477" src="" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="Image features the cover of the 1905 Yamanaka &amp; Co. furnishings trade catalogue covered in green and gold silk brocade and bound on the left with gold silk threads. A vertical rectangular white paper panel with Japanese characters is in the center of the cover. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object." style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" srcset=" 700w, 300w, 1536w, 2048w, 170w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" data-attachment-id="37512" data-permalink="" data-orig-file="" data-orig-size="2560,1911" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;1.5&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;SM-G970U&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1580218608&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;4.3&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;320&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.025&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="1 Cover Yamanaka Catalog" data-image-description="&lt;p&gt;Rectangular book Book cover of green and gold silk brocade with binding of gold silk threads.&lt;/p&gt;" data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" />&#160; This 1905 furniture trade catalog in the  Cooper Hewitt Design Library  is from the renowned Japanese art and antiques firm of Yamanaka &#38; Co. Covered in silk brocade and bound with silk threads according to the ancient Japanese bookbinding technique of Yotsume Toji or stab-binding, it contains 36 photographic plates of elaborately carved, gilded,...
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