Antique Korean elm wood (Keyaki in Japanese) cabinet, with gorgeous natural burl front panels. Four small drawers are along the top of this chest , with three sets of doubles doors below, decorated by brass hardware incised with auspicious symbols. The cabinet's interior is lined in old newspaper, and four of its doors are painted on the inside with charming figures, clouds, and lucky bats. 19th century.
Size: 41.5" L x 21.5" W x 66" H
Antique Japanese Two Section Mizuya
Antique Japanese two section 6ft Mizuya (kitchen tansu) make with Hinoki (cedar) wood, with Keyaki (elm) burl panels.
The top section has two sets of sliding doors, one with mesh, all with ornately carved panels across, the lower portion has eight small drawers with beautiful Keyaki burl.
The bottom section houses a single shelf behind two large sliding door panels. Its sides are reinforced with horizontal braces. Meiji period (1868-1912)
Size: 71.5" L x 20" W x 67.5" H
18th Century Japanese Vajra
Antique Japanese bronze vajra, an important symbol in Vajrayana Buddhism, Hinduism, and Tantra religions. The name vajra means both thunderbolt and diamond, as it is a symbol of brute strength and indestructibility. Its center piece represents the center of the universe with lotus pods blooming outwards to extend the five pronged weapons. The five prongs represent the "Five Poisons" which prevent humanity from reaching enlightenment. The dual ends represent the phenomenal world (Samsara) versus... Click for details
18th Century Tibetan Bronze Thokcha Amulet
Antique Tibetan bronze "Thokcha" amulet of a conch shell. With small loop to be fastened and worn as jewelry. Natural green patina.
Size: 2 1/8" L x 1" W
Antique Tibetan Bronze Double Vajra
Antique Tibetan bronze double vajra, an important symbol in Vajrayana Buddhism, Hinduism, and Tantra religions. The name vajra means both thunderbolt and diamond, as it is a symbol of brute strength and indestructibility. The double vajra mirrors the outline of a mandala; Its four points represent North, South, East, and West. Its center piece represents the center of the universe with lotus pods blooming outwards to extend the five pronged weapons. The five prongs represent the "Five Poisons"... Click for details
Antique Tibetan Bronze Kubera
Antique Tibetan bronze figure of the Buddhist deity Kubera, lord of wealth, protector of the physical world. He lounges with piles of gold around him. In one hand he holds a mongoose, the enemy of the Naga (malevolent snake people and guardians to vast treasure), and a sweet morsel in his other. This form of Kubera is very well hand-cast with natural wear and patina.
Size: 2.5" L x 2" W x 3"H
19th Century Tibetan Mala Prayer Beads
Antique Tibetan Mala prayer beads, made with beads of conch shell strung on leather cord. Two leather tassels hand from its sides, with beads of white brass, ending with two highly important symbols in Tibetan Buddhism; a Vajra and a bell. Tibetan malas are comprised of 108 beads, used to count the number of times a mantra is recited during meditation. 19th century
Size: 18" total length
19th Century Tibetan Necklace
Antique Tibetan long, colorful necklace, comprised of many different shapes of beads of amber, turquoise, coral, Dzi beads and silver.
Size: 23" total length
Antique Chinese Landscape Scroll Painting
Antique Chinese western style landscape scroll painting, signed Gao Di Sheng with red chop, with auspicious calligraphy inscription above on a pink background with gold flecks, signed with two red chops.
Size: 17.75" W x 79.5" H (entire scroll) 13" W x 31" H (painting only)
Antique Chinese Calligraphy Scroll painting
Antique Chinese calligraphy scroll painting, signed Li Xian Gen (1893-1943), a secretary to Sun Zhong Shan, with two red chops.
Size: 14.25" W x 85" H (entire scroll) 9.25" W x 19.75" H (artwork only)