Japanese antique 4 section butsudan (Buddhist shrine for household use). The exterior is lacquered all black with double cabinet doors to the shrine area. The interior of the butsudan is lacquered gold and black and has ornate carved details of phoenixes and a dragon just below the shrine roof area. Details of birds and waves are carved in the area below. The interior shrine compartment has a slide out tray as well as a small compartment with gold lacquer sliding panels. The bottom two sections of the chest has two small drawers and a large compartment for storage that is closed by black lacquer sliding panels. Meiji Period.
Total size: 61 3/4″ high x 27″ wide (43″ wide when open) x 22″ deep.