A fantastic pair of Chosun Dynasty Korean "grand father" guardian statues from Jeju Island. Made of local volcanic stone, dating back to the 19th century. These figures were traditionally placed in pairs and, according to legend, anyone who rubbed their noses would be blessed with fertility and the birth of a son.
Early 19th Century
Size: 11" L x 8" W x 26"H
Antique Chinese Pair of Stone Temple Door Supports
Antique Chinese pair of stone temple door supports with carvings of fu dogs, seated on tanggu (ceremonial drums) on large pedestals. Intricately carved detail with emblems of dragons and auspicious characters on the front of each pedestal. The smaller female fu dog on the left is carved with her mouth closed, while the larger male on the right has an open mouth. This is a typical depiction to represent the sacred mantra "om". Extremely heavy, solid stone.
Japanese Framed Abstract Print by Tsuyoshi Yayanagi
Japanese framed print by artist Tsuyoshi (Go) Yayanagi (born 1933), numbered 27/50, titled "Les Faux Amants" and signed in pencil.
Size: 19.75" L x 25.6" H (entire frame)
Japanese Framed Abstract Print by Shigeru Izumi
Japanese framed print by Shigeru Izumi (born 1922), titled "New House", number 9/20 of its series, and signed in pencil.
Size: 30.5" L x 22.25" H (entire frame)
Antique Japanese Burl Keyaki Cha Tansu w/ Glass Doors
Antique Japanese cha tansu (tea chest) made with gorgeous Keyaki (elm) burl Keyaki paneling, with textured glass sliding doors and inner shelving to store and display tea articles. Individual drawers of all sizes and a lift-away panel for additional storage. Wonderful original condition and finish.
Meiji period (1868-1912)
Size: 34.5" L x 14.5" W x 38.5" H
Antique Japanese 2-Section Cha Tansu
Antique Japanese 2-section cha tansu, made with Keyaki (elm) burl front panels, original warm finish. The upper section is comprised of 6 drawers, two sliding door panels with inner shelving for the display of tea articles, and a pull-away panel. The bottom section has three drawers, a pull-away panel, and two larger sliding doors also with a shelved interior.
Meiji period (1868-1912)
Size: 41" L x 15" W x 56" H
Antique Japanese Woven Traveling Basket
Antique Japanese woven bamboo traveling basket/trunk, with iron side handles and locks, an iron hinged top, lined in old light blue paper.
Size: 26" L x 16.5" W x 13" H
Antique Japanese Half Section Futon Tansu
Antique Japanese half section futon tansu, with a Hinoki (cypress) frame and Keyaki (elm) front drawers; Five large drawers with round lock plates, and two small drawers below a pair of sliding doors with horizontal slats, hiding four small drawers within.
Meiji period (1615-1868)
Size: 71.25" L x 27.5" W x 33.75" H
Japanese Woodblock Print of Two Ladies
Japanese woodblock print of two beautiful ladies at the ocean, with a basket full of shells they've collected. With calligraphy in right margin.
Size: 7.25" W x 9.5" H (artwork only)
Japanese Geisha Woodblock Print
Japanese woodblock print of a beautifully poised geisha, holding a paintbrush in her hand. Signed and titled in right margin.