Antique Japanese Buddhist abbot's oxbow arm folding chair. Made of red and gilt lacquer hardwood, with seat made of leather. The backrest has gilt lacquered panels with geometric motif carvings and pierced lingzhi carving, the reverse of the backrest marked with a triple mokko-mon (family crest). The edges of the chair are decorated in metal plating incised with motifs of chrysanthemums.
Dimensions: 32" L x 20" D x 37" H
Antique Chinese Jade Round Carving with Dragons
Antique Chinese round jadeite plaque carving. With a freely-moving pierced jade center, surrounded by lingzhi mushroom motif carvings. The outermost exterior of the piece is carved with a pair of dragons or serpents touching snouts.
Dimensions: 2" x 2" x 1/4" thick
Antique Chinese Jade Rhinoceros Carving
Antique Chinese Jade carving of a rhinoceros. The coloration is primarily white with orange brown inclusions. It is carved in a relaxed stance with expressive features.
Dates from the 18th/19th century.
Dimensions: 4.75" x 1.25" x 2.5" H
Antique Japanese Kiri Ko-Tansu
Antique Japanese ko tansu (small chest of drawers), made of Kiri (paulownia) wood with original finish and condition. This piece holds three large drawers opened by hirute form black iron handles, the center locks of each drawer with chrysanthemum studs and raised motifs resembling the hirute handles. The right side of the tansu features a safe door covered heavily in iron plating, a small drawer above it, and two more drawers hidden away inside.
Japanese antique 2-section cha tansu (tea chest) made with dramatic mulberry burl wood. The top section has a large compartment covered with 4 sliding panels. Below this in the middle portion of the chest is a large display area. On the left is an open "S" shaped stepped shelf over two small drawers. On the right is another compartment which appears to float between open shelves above and below. This compartment has two sliding panels that curve outward. The bottom section has a large... Click for details
Japanese Print of a Woman, Shiko Munakata
Japanese print of a woman holding a calligraphy paint brush, by Shiko Munakata (1903-1975). A zen Buddhist, he worked in oil painting, then woodblock printing, calligraphy and ceramics. He is sometimes called the Japanese Picasso because of his prolific multi media creative work. He was part of the sasuka-hanga movement and the mingei, folk art, movement. He is from the northern region of Aomori and incorporated many of those local themes into his art. The text on the back of the image suggests... Click for details
Chinese Pair of Small Song Dynasty Porcelain Plates with Fish
Antique Chinese pair of small porcelain plates. Foliate rims and raised design of two fish and swirling waves. Intricately modeled with great detail. Very delicate and beautiful.
Size of each: 4" wide
Antique Chinese Huanghuali Brush Pot with Bamboo Forest
Antique Chinese hardwood brush pot. Made of huanghuali wood (Dalbergia odorifera) of a cylindrical shape, the base with a slight protruding lip. The front of the brush pot is carved with a stylized bamboo forest; The opposite side carved with a calligraphy inscription and artist's chops. The original finish brings out the natural "ghost eye" woodgrain characteristic of huanghuali.
Dimensions: 6 5/8" x 6 5/8" x 6 1/8" H
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Japanese Antique Small Kannon Biraki Chest
Antique Japanese unusually small kannon biraki (hinged doors) tansu chest made of kiri (paulownia) wood. The top portion of the chest opens to reveal a compartment with a single shelf. The bottom portion has two exterior drawers. Elaborate iron hardware is like that of a larger kannon biraki chest and includes heavy hinges and cross bracing on the doors with an ivy leaf mon (crest).
Edo Period (early 1800's)
Dimensions: 16 1/4" high x 19 1/4" wide x 10" deep.
Rooftop and Birds Print by Tanaka Ryohei, etching and aquatint, 1994
A framed etching and aquatint print by Tanaka Ryohei. Scene of a thatched rooftop with a large flock of birds flying and trees branching out from behind the house. Signed in pencil and numbered 19/120. Dated 1994.