Antique Japanese hardwood cabinet with beautiful inlaid decoration of birds and nature scenes. Flying birds, birds in branches and at rest are depicted with great naturalism: morning doves with peonies, cranes flying through golden clouds, and egrets walking through water lilies. Inlaid materials include bone, mother of pearl, horn, and gilt lacquer. Panels have reticulated chrysanthemums and scrolling vines. Meiji period, late 19th early 20th century made for export. It measures 45″ wide 15.5″ deep 67″ tall.