16th century Japanese office


In the 16th century, the presence of the Portuguese in Japan began the production of a new type of lacquer objects intended for export. The Momoyama period office, piece of the month for March, is an example of a portable piece of furniture, decorated with dense patterns of flowers, plants and trees, which responded to many Portuguese orders.

Find out more about this piece owned by the Porto City Council and on deposit at the MNSR, in a session commented by Paula Oliveira, manager of the MNSR Furniture collection. On March 10th and 23rd, at 1:30 pm.