Through chambers bathed in soft muted light, past folding screens of hemp and Jichi stands a Moon-Chest.
Lacquered with Coromandel and gilded with gold-leaf, this chest has been stuffed so full of silks and treasures. That its very form has become engorged and swollen on its diet of riches.
To deter the uninvited, this piece offers the uninitiated a conundrum to gain access to its trove. With the ruse of a dummy lock and its centrally located hinges, not all doors are meant to be opened.