Antique Japanese Noh theater mask of a woman, possibly Kohime, with black lacquer hair showing three loose strands on each side, bright red lacquer lips, pale face with blackened lips and sharpened eyes. Beautifully hand-carved, with painted inscription on the inside of the mask The eye holes are carved as 16 petal chrysanthemums. Dates from early 20th century.
Size: 5.5" L x 3" W x 8" H
Antique Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Jar with Lid
Antique Chinese blue and white porcelain jar with hardwood lid carved in a reticulated fashion and with pointed finial. The body of the vase is decorated with various Immortals. The bottom of the vase has a double ring mark. Dates from 18th century.
Size: 7" L x 12" H
Chinese Gilt Wall Carving
Chinese gilt lacquer wall carving, hand carved with whimsical scenes of court people. A gentleman is seen riding on the back of a Qilin while his advisor follows. One lady peeks her head from the window beside another lady arranging flowers. A small child is also shown arranging flowers. Possible a fragment from a bed. Dates from 18th/19th century.
Size: 8" x 8"
Antique Chinese Scroll Painting of Soldier on Horseback
Antique Chinese scroll painting of a soldier on horseback, accompanied by an old man waving a white flag. Calligraphy with two red chops in top corner of scroll. 19th century Ching Dynasty
Size: 90" L x 20.5" W(entire scroll) 54" L x 13" W (artwork only)
Antique Japanese Zenga Calligraphy Scroll
Antique Japanese Zen Buddhist calligraphy scroll painting, with three red chops. Meiji age (1868-1912)
Size: 70" L x 19.5" W (entire scroll) 53.5" L x 12.75" W (artwork only)
Japanese Four Panel Screen with Quails
Japanese four panel screen painting of two quail birds in tall grass. Bright matte green, yellow, orange, and brown pigments used. 20th century
Size: 59" L x 25.25" H (entire screen) 12.5" L x 20.5" H (each panel of artwork)
Japanese Hinoki Wood Choba Tansu
Japanese antique choba tansu (merchant's chest), made of hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood. This tansu has 6 external drawers of various sizes and two compartments with sliding panels. The bottom set of sliders has horizontal slats. There is a small safe box on the right hand side with two small interior drawers also made of hinoki wood. Black Iron hardware hand forged for each panel. Choba tansu's would have been originally used to store important documents and items for a merchants... Click for details
Antique Korean hardwood Chest
Antique Korean chest with original hardwood finish. Made with elm hardwood and adorned extensively with White brass hardware. Matched with a Korean fish lock and key. Side handles for easy handling. Interior lined in original paper. Early to Mid 19th century
Size: 35.5" L x 16.5" D x 25" H
Original Antique Japanese Small Kiri Tansu
Antique Japanese Kiri wood (Paulownia) tansu. Original natural kiri wood finish. Medium weight black iron hardware with warabite handles and round locks on each drawer. Wonderful condition.
Meiji age (1868-1912)
Size: 25" L x 13" W x 22.5" H
Chinese Scroll Painting signed Xie Zhi Liu
Chinese scroll painting of a butterfly resting atop a blooming lily, with calligraphy and signature chop of Xie Zhi Liu (1910-1997), a well-known member of the Shanghai School who would later befriend the famous artist Zhang Daqian and joined him for later studies. His artworks can be found in the China Art Museum in Shanghai and has an art gallery named after him in Changzhou. Zhi Liu was married to another famous painter named Chen Peiqiu. (born 1922)