"Dai Nippon, Large Bolster With Chinese Decor, Around 1900"Japanese harness in molded, carved and stained wood. The square section top rests on four legs ending in claws. The openwork belt takes up the Far Eastern decorative repertoire. A bronze lion muzzle in the center of each of the openwork panels, a tray covered with a tawny patinated crust of leather, Created at 3 and 5 boulevard des Capucines in Paris in 1889, Daï-Nippon is a furniture manufacturing company. Inspired by Chinese and Japanese arts, and using materials imported from Asia such as Tonkin mother-of-pearl or Chinese lacquer which it incorporated into its furniture made in France, this company had specialized in art objects and furniture linked to "japonism" so dear to the tastes of the time. La Daï-Nippon also offered furniture suitable for Europeans but imported from Asia thanks to its numerous shopping counters in Shanghai, Canton, Hong Kong in China and Yokohama, Kobe and Nagasaki in Japan. Its furniture varied from garden furniture to interior furniture, whether bamboo, bronze or wood.