Antique Japanese two-section kiri wood (paulownia) tansu, with large, heavy iron mokko (melon) style handles decorated with auspicious, floral elements in silver, round lockplates, and a bottom corner safe box with two small drawers inside. One of the drawers has a secret storage compartment behind it. Meiji period (1868-1912)
Size: 40.5" height, 37" width, 16.5" depth
Antique Korean Heavy Bandaji Chest
Antique Korean bandaji chest, adorned with large brass hardware, incised with delicate floral patterns and the Chinese shou (a symbol for happiness), handle plates shaped like lucky bats, a large drop-down door opening to a large interior for storing blankets or clothes and three upper drawers. Very heavy and sturdy made of elm. Choson Period c1910.
Size: 35" height, 37" width, 19" depth
Japanese Woodblock Print by Utagawa Kunisada
Japanese woodblock print of a young, beautiful robed woman kicking off her geta (traditional sandals) and holding a parasol outwards. Soft, rosy colors have been used which are calming to the eyes. By Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) which signature and title. Framed.
Size: (entire frame) 18.75" height, 14" width (woodblock only) 14" height, 9.5" width
Chinese Antique Cinnabar Vase with Children Playing
Chinese Antique Cinnabar Vase with Children Playing in Panels. Beautiful and elegant shape with well carved children in various pursuits, receiving lessons,
sleeping, playing at water basin, hide and seek. Upper and lower panels of various flowers of the four seasons.
Qing Dynasty. Some old restoration. Size: 16" High.
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Antique Japanese Red Tengu Theatre Mask
Antique Japanese theatre mask, skillfully hand-carved into the face of a tengu, or birdlike spirit, characterized by an usually long nose. His face is painted in red lacquer with black facial hair, and gold-lacquered eyes typical of a demon. The insides bears the usual rough chisel markings of a finely hand-carved piece. Meiji/Showa period.
Size: 8.25" height, 6" width
Antique Japanese Fox Bugaku Mask
Antique Japanese hand-carved wooden theatre mask for the traditional Bugaku dance, drawing influences from both the Buddhist and Shinto religions. The particular mask has the face of a fox, with coarse horse hair eyebrows and whiskers. The fearsome teeth and scowling eyes are lacquered in gold and it has red lacquered lips and veining in its ears. The jaw is hinged so that it jiggles open and closed with the dancers' movements. The inside of the mask has a special hand-carved signature by the... Click for details
Chinese Carved Ju-Mu Wash Stand
Chinese wash stand made of beautiful ju-mu (chicken-wing wood), with two hinged swinging doors and a single top drawer. The back panel is topped with carved dragons' heads, with eggplant-shaped panels carved with swirling dragons at its sides, and a large central carving of a cluster of flowers.
Size: 51" height, 20.5" width, 14" depth
Rare Japanese Antique File Tansu
Rare Japanese File Tansu with sogiri (all paulownia wood), iron fittings with square handles and worn paper labels.
Pleasant and Charming Large Antique Japanese Hotei
Very Charming and fortunate Large antique Japanese Hotei. Hotei, The god of contentment and happiness, guardian of children, and patron of bartenders. Hotei 布袋 has a cheerful face and a big belly. He is supposedly based on an actual person, and is widely recognized outside of Japan as the Fat, Laughing Buddha.
Hotei is most likely based on the itinerant 10th-century Chinese Buddhist monk and hermit Budaishi (d. 917), who is said to be an incarnation of Miroku Bodhisattva (Maitreya... Click for details
Meiji Age Bronze Hibachi
Original Antique Japanese bronze hibachi. Aesthetically very pleasing to the eye. Wonderful shape and size. Beautiful patina of the bronze showing on the inside. Overall in Great condition.
Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
Dimensions: 9 1/4" High X 9 1/2" Wide