Japanese framed sumi print by abstract artist Toko Shinoda (1913-present). This print is titled "The Shade", with very light shadows and intersecting calligraphy lines with a streak of red. Number 14/50, signed in pencil.
Size: (entire frame) 16.75" length, 13.75" width, 1" thick (artwork only) 11" height, 8" width
17th Japanese Arita Blue and White Porcelain Charger
17th Century Japanese Arita porcelain blue and white charger, with imagery of one bird flying overhead a second bird, peaches growing to the right and flowers blooming to the left. The inner rim has multiple panels with various flowers and scrolling vine dividers.
All original in wonderful condition.
Circa: 1680 - 1720
Size: 13" diameter, 2" height
Antique Japanese Small Keyaki Tansu
Antique Japanese small choba tansu (merchant chest) made with attractive keyaki (elm) burl front panels in a reddish brown lacquer finish. The style of handles on each drawer is called "mokko" or "melon shape", accented with decorative iron hardware in each corner. The sliding doors in front lock in the center.
Unusual piece in wonderful condition. Solid Keyaki wood. Very heavy and gorgeous.
Early Meiji Period (circa 1870's)
Size: 22.5" height, 25" width, 16.5" depth
Chinese Hand Painted Lacquer Cabinet
Tall Chinese lacquer cabinet with red sides and black front, hand painted with an assortment of gilt butterflies and flowers. Its front features two front opening doors with center locks and two drawers with ring pulls, with interior shelving. Early 20th century.
Size: 67" height, 31.5" width, 17.5" depth
Unusual Japanese Kannon Biraki Tansu
Antique Japanese kannon biraki tansu, made with keyaki (elm) and hinoki (cypress) wood. Interior has four storage compartments. Top and sides have the same kanji marking burned into the wood. Beautiful, original finish. Very unusual.
Size: 25.75" height, 23" length, 10" depth
Japanese Antique Fukashima Isho Tansu
Japanese antique isho tansu (clothing storage chest), made with chestnut wood drawer fronts and sugi (cryptomeria) wood frame, beautiful deep reddish brown lacquer finish on the drawer fronts and the sides and top of the chest, the frame on the front of the chest is lacquered black as is traditional with Fukashima area tansu. Iron hardware inlcudes large round lock plates and warabite shaped drawer pulls. The chest has four large drawers and two small drawers in the lower right hand corner.... Click for details
Chinese Antique Large Enamel Bowl and Carved Hardwood Stand
Chinese antique large lobed bowl, made of heavy copper and enameled with raised repouse design of flowers and scrolling vines on the outside and with lovely yellow enamel on the inside. The enamel work on the flowers is delicately done with lovely colors on a yellow ground to match the inside of the dish. The stand is made of hardwood and intricately carved with elaborate details and long curving legs. 18th/19th century.
Size of the bowl: 2 1/2" high x 15 1/4" long x 10 3/4" wide. Size... Click for details
Chinese Gilt Lacquer Panel Carving
Chinese horizontal panel carving with red lacquer and gilt accenting. A strong central figure stands with a person kneeling before him, and two heavenly figures on horseback to either side. Many other smiling figures gather closely while tree branches hang from below. The panel is framed and bordered in soft velvet.
Size: 30.5" length, 12.25" height, 2.5" width
Chinese Gilt Carved Panel
Chinese lacquer carved panel with gilt scene of imperials. An armored soldier sits in a tall boat while an imperial man and horse horse stand ashore beside him. Five court hands stand above wielding a flag and various staffs/emblems. The carving is framed with a red cloth border with gilt edges.
Size: 19" height, 13" width, 2" depth
Chinese Carved Gilt Lacquer Panel
Chinese beautiful lacquer carved panel with gilt mountain temple scene. Pairs of exotic birds decorate the sides of the panel, while men, women, and children lead horses in exploration.
Size: 19.5" height, 8" width, 2.25" depth