Antique Kurdish tribal rug, made up of four separately hand knotted panels sewn together, possibly originally meant for use as a utilitarian bedding bag (mafrash), beautiful array of colors, the two central panels are framed in a decorative guard band for protective strength, the interior motif appears closest to a rosette motif although could be stylized version of the wheel of life motif, wonderfully integrated into the main motif field are the random additions of a tiny animal figure... Click for details
Japanese Antique Red and Black Lacquer Box
Charming Antique Japanese box with large lid, lacquered red and black with mother of pearl inlay. Black lacquer mon of pine tree and writing in black, heavy iron hardware. Has original holes for tying top to bottom for travel. The inscription on both sides state the name of the confectioner. Trans: Confectioners Matsuzaka Asano Rokkado.
Late Edo Period- Meiji Period (19th century).
Size: 17" high x 16" wide x 13 1/2" deep.
Antique Original Edo Period Japanese Choba (merchant's tansu)
Antique Japanese merchant's chest (choba tansu), made of sugi (cryptomeria) wood with dark red lacquer finish, 4 exterior drawers and safe box with 2 small interior drawers. Beautiful heavy iron hardware including elaborate bracing on front frame, wooden bracing on sides and back. From the Mikuni area in Japan.
Edo Period (late 18th Century. Stunning original Condition.
Size: 32 1/2" high x 38" wide x 18" deep.
Stunning Rare Japanese Antique Gold Lacquer Letter Box
Rare and beautiful Japanese antique gold lacquer box, decorated all over with raised gold lacquer depicting scene of trees and rolling hills in mist, rimmed in silver. Interior has dense nishiji (gold flecks) and raised gold lacquer rounds depicting different flowers, fish and birds. Many incredible details on both the outside and inside are high lighted with tiny inlaid gold flecks, Absolute wonderful original condition.
Early Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
Size: 11" long x 8 1/2"wide x 4"... Click for details
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Japanese Meiji Period Boxwood Monkey Eating Netsuke
Charming Monkey eating persimmon boxwood netsuke. Verly well detailed fur and paws naturalistically rendered. signed in an oblong cartouche Sinsei.
Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
Dimensions: 1.5 inches high. Good condition and patina.
Antique Japanese Nabeshima Bowl with Gourds
Antique Japanese Nabeshima ware bowl, with blue gourds hanging from a vine and two red flower buds with gilt pigment accents on the stem and around the bowl's rim. Blue butterflies decorate the outer edge and "comb" design along foot. Provenance sticker from Japanese antique dealer Shiota in San Francisco. 19th century.
Size: 6" diameter, 1.5" height
Antique Japanese Nabeshima Bowl with Flora
Antique Japanese Nabeshima ware bowl with cobalt blue design of chrysanthemums in bloom and "comb" design along the foot. Provenance sticker from Japanese antique dealer Shiota in San Francisco. 19th century.
Size: 6.25" diameter, 2" height
Antique Japanese Nabeshima Bowl with Squirrel and Grapes
Antique Japanese Nabeshima ware bowl with scalloped rim to resemble a lotus, with blue cobalt florals designs along the outside and "comb" style design along the foot. The interior of the bowl has a black squirrel hunting for grapes. Provenance sticker from Japanese antique dealer Shiota in San Francisco. 19th century.
Size: 5.5" diameter, 2.25" height
18th/19th Century Chinese Jumu Desk
Antique Chinese hardwood desk, made from attractive jumu wood. Three drawers with ring pulls and carved outlines run along the front with a carved panel of dragons and flowers below.
Size: 33.75" height, 40" length, 23.25" depth
Antique Chinese Han Dynasty Vase
Antique Chinese ceramic vase with a greenish brown glaze. The body is ribbed and globular with a tapered neck. The handles resemble two small critters. Dates from the Han Dynasty ( 206 BC - 220 AD )
Size: 11 1/2" High X 9" Wide