Japanese gold lacquer cabinet (Kodansu). The rectangular body with a drop front door decorated in gold and silver taka maki-e, togidashi and mura-nashiji with thatched dwellings within a fanced compound set on the shores of a lake surrounde by pines. The design continuing on all sides and the reverse where plovers are shown in flight, the top with a crescent moon, the drawers embellished with five scattered variations of the hanabishi-mon (flowery-diamond crest). Six drawers attached with silvered-metal ring pull engraved with karakusa (Chinese grasses). Meiji period (1868-1912). With a wood storage box.