This remarkable japanese table is composed of two abundantly decorated shelves.
The upper shelf shows a waterfall, high waves and pine trees in gold and brown takamaki-e and hirakami-e lacquer, kirigane and nashi-ji, it lays on two openwork side panels.
The lower shelf is less highly decorated but still finely executed. It depicts a cottage surrounded by hills and trees in gold and brown takamaki-e and hiramaki-e lacquer, kirigane and nashi-ji.
Japan, Edo Period (1603-1868)