Antique Japanese Butsudan shrine, in 3-sections secured by mortise and tenon joinery and by side ropes. The exterior is lacquered in black with gilt decorative hardware and panels. Its bottom section has three drawers, two sliding panels with gilt floral medallions, and a pull-out shelf with a gilt lotus bouquet. The front doors open with a second set of gilt mesh panels with painted floral motifs on each one. The interior has a gorgeous four-tier shrine with gilt sliding panels painted with chrysanthemums and lotuses, the uppermost shelf is for placing religious figures within columns topped by Phoenixes and clouds.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Size: 28″ L x 27″ D x 59″ H