A cloisonné enamel vase Meiji Period late 19th Century. The Meiji period (明治時代 Meiji-jidai?), also known as the Meiji era, is a Japanese era which extended from September 8, 1868 through July 30, 1912. This period represents the first half of the Empire of Japan during which Japanese society moved from being an isolated feudal society to its modern form.
The Salon is an oversized room that fits the living area and the dining area. It is divided into three sections – the dining area, under a gorgeous chandelier, is in the middle of the arm. Decorated in creams, ivories and golds, the furniture is from the Amy Howard Collection, along with antiques the Howards have bought in Europe.