Trinket case. Wood and black lacquer trinket case in the form of a cabinet with five drawers in all, two enclosed with doors in the upper part of the case. There is some damage to the doors and handles. It is partly sprinkled with powder over the black, then transparent lacquer over the top, producing what looks like sprinkled gold but is not. It is decorated with a main design of a plum tree and crane. There are two large upper doors in the cabinet, each on three hinges. The outside of the doors are decorated with a plum tree and crane design. There are two full-width drawers behind the doors, each with two metal handles. Inside the upper part of the cabinet and on the two inner drawers is a seascape design, of an island with pine trees and wild geese. A label pasted onto the front near base reads, 'Japanese trinket case.'

One of the door panels has become detached, and is currently stored inside the bottom drawer of the cabinet. The top inner drawer is missing the handle.

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