This is an interesting piece brought back from Japan by Nathan and Ria Moran when they returned to the states in the early part of the 1960's. As an officer in the Air Force, Nathan had been stationed there for several years. In addition they traveled to Thailand during their stay in the Orient. This particular piece had been tucked away in the attic. Though it had a modern feel it would've gone well with the Victorian decor since the Victorians were very interested in Asia and there were other items in the home with an Asian theme dating back to the mid-late 1890's.