Antique Japanese cabinet with Tokugawa family crest
The material : Wood coated with lacquer and gold leaf
About Tokugawa Family
This antique cabinet has a family crest of the Tokugawa family, who was shogunate family during the Edo period(1603-1868 A.D.)
The first Shogun, Ieyasu Tokugawa opened the government in Edo city(Today’s Tokyo) in 1603 A.D. after winning a battle of Sekigahara in 1600. Tokugawa family gain the most political power in the Edo period and prospered. This cabinet was once owned by one of Tokugawa family member. And it is amazing to look at lacquered artwork with gold leaf.