The shape, the overall arrangement of the design, the extensive use of a matt gold ground and the subtle colouration of the lacquer on the inside of the door all point to the work of Akatsuka Jitoku, one of the leading lacquer artists of the early twentieth century who was also well-known as a painter combining Japanese and Western styles. He was appointed Teishitsu gigeiin [Artist to the Imperial Household] in 1930 [see 1 below].
1 Jan Dees, "Imperial Lacquer Boxes by Akatsuka Jitoku", Andon, vol. 8, no. 2 (1988), pp. 103-110.