Antique Japanese Solid keyaki (elm) wood desk with original dark brown finish. One long central drawer with three smaller drawers at each of its sides. Old growth Keyaki used for the entire construction. Very heavy and solid in weight. Early Meiji period (1868-1912)
Would look stunning with two custom black iron stand made to raise to western size (height).
Size: 14" H x 39,5" L x 24" D
Incredible Antique Japanese Shinto Ema Painting
Stunning Antique Japanese ema or wooden plaque on which Shinto worshippers would write their prayers and wishes to be received by deities or spirits. Hand painted with three bannered ships coming to shore amidst rough, rolling waves. Pine trees poke in from the bottom and leftmost side with gold flakes accenting the horizon. Very well done and in original condition. Signed "Ensai Fujiwara Masatoshi" , dated "Keio Gannen" or "first year of Keio" (September 1865). Size: 26" H x 60" W
Antique Japanese Porcelain Maneki-neko
Antique Japanese porcelain maneki-neko, or "beckoning cat", a popular image for welcoming good fortune into the home. They often come in colors such as white, black, or gold. This porcelain statue happens to be in what is considered the luckiest color of calico. Beautifully hand painted with gilt accenting.
Meiji period c1900.
Dimensions: 12" H x 5" W
Set of Chinese Cinnabar Jewelry Items
Set of Chinese set cinnabar carved jewelry. four pieces of finely carved cinnabar jewelry, two bangle bracelets and two brooches. Hand carved with floral motifs and birds.
Size: 3-3.5" each bangle, 2" brooches
Antique Chinese Painting of Quan Yin
Antique Chinese large painting of the bodhisattva Quan Yin holding a willow branch, in long, flowing robes with cascading jewels, standing over lotuses. Red cartouche in bottom righthand corner. 18th/19th century .
Size: 64" H x 27" W
Chinese Round Famille Rose Porcelain Container
Chinese round porcelain container with a famille rose enamel design of an elderly man in a purple robe lounging by two vases as lucky bats fly overhead. The bottom half of the container is also decorated with red lucky bats. Bottom mark "JiaQing Nian Zhi".
Size: 2" H x 5" W
Antique Chinese Agate Leaf Pendant
Antique Chinese agate pendant hand carved into a leaf with lightly serrated edges. A small insect is carved into a small area of orange agate with delicately carved legs. Early 19th century. Mounted on a sterling silver chain.
Size: 1.25" L, pendant hangs 8"
Japanese Orignal Silkscreen Print of Sunflowers by Y. Katsuda
Original silk screen print of sunflowers by the Japanese artist, Yukio Katsuda. The use of very thick ink was part of Katsuda's technique lending the finished image a pointalist effect. Born in Japan in 1941, Katsuda has worked and exhibited extensively in both Japan and in the United States. This print is signed Y. Katsuda in pencil and dated '81. It is numbered 35 of 100 in this series. Katsuda also gave each of his print series a number. This series number is 139, also written in... Click for details
"Tamba House" Original Etching by Brian Williams
An etching entitled "Tamba House" by the artist Brian Williams depicting a beautiful old traditional Japanese house in a rural mountain setting. Set against a backdrop of pine forests and mountains in Japan, the house is immersed in a deep snow. Signed in pencil and dated '87. This is an original print #43 of 100. Unframed.
Brian Williams was born the first son of American missionary parents in Peru in 1950. At age 16 he moved to California to finish high school and college. In 1975 he... Click for details
Antique Chinese Black Ming Style Altar Table
Antique Chinese Ming style altar table with original black finish, scrolling ends, carved spiral panels, double parallel bars connecting each leg to its mate. Early 20th Century ming Style.
Size: 67” L x 14” D x 36” H