Antique Japanese Ko Bo Tansu (Personal Storage Chest with Locking Bar)
An antique Japanese Ko Bo Tansu (personal storage chest with locking bar) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. Hinged door hides three small drawer behind. Unusual tapered locking bar design. All original finish and hand made iron fittings with Kakute handles.
Contemporary uses include using it as a bedside nightstand or complementing any room as a side table.
Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 26 3/4" Wide x 23 1/2" High x 14" Deep
Antique Japanese Kamidana Tansu 2 Section Keyaki
An antique Japanese 2 Section Kamidana Tansu made of Keyaki (Zelkova), Hinoki (Cypress) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. The top section was used as a Shinto shrine with a multi-level platform and original paper charms still attached to the interior walls. Built into the platform are sliding doors where Shinto religious artifacts were stored.
The bottom section has three large drawers, each with spacious storage. The chest was constructed using through mortise and tenon joinery as... Click for details
Antique Japanese Today Tansu 1 Section Hinoki Meiji Period
An antique Japanese 1 section Todana Tansu made of Hinoki (Cypress) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Four sliding doors open to a spacious storage area behind. Four drawers along the bottom allow for additional organized storage below. Original hand made iron fittings complete this beautiful chest.
Age: Meiji period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 66 7/8" Wide x 33 1/2" High x 23 3/4" Deep
Antique Japanese Kiri Kasane Tansu 2 Section with Secret Box
An antique Japanese Kiri Kasane Tansu (stacking chest on chest) made of Kirinoki (Paulownia) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. All original finish and hand made iron fittings. Two small drawers behind the small hinged door. Hidden behind the bottom small drawer is a secret pull-out box that was used to store valuables by the original Japanese owner of this chest.
Age: Meiji period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 38 1/2" Wide x 40 1/2" High x 17 1/2" Deep
Japanese Kutani Porcelain Mother and Child Figure
Rare Japanese Kutani porcelain figure of mother and child, individual work of art charmingly depicted with mother is kneeling and holding her child with focused attention after bath with bright reddish and raised floral design on towel wrapped at her feet and with hair held up with gold comb. Signed at bottom "Kutani" in kanji and with circular impressed mark. Good condition.
from a Los Angeles Estate
circa early 20th century
Size: 12" High 6 1/2" Wide 6" Deep
Antique Japanese Gifu Mizuya (Kitchen Chest) Persimmon Wood Accents
An antique Japanese Gifu Mizuya (kitchen chest) made of Hinoki (Cypress) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) with Kakinoki (Persimmon) wood drawer fronts and sliding door panels. All original bronze hand made hardware including handwoven bronze screen wire on the bottom sliding doors. Also, original etched glass on the center sliding doors. Small lift out door covers an additional storage area.
Age: Meiji period (1868-1912) < br>Dimensions: 36 5/8" Wide x 66" High x 18 5/8" Deep
Antique Japanese Sakata Funa Tansu (Captain's Chest) Edo Period
An antique Japanese Sakata Funa Tansu also known as a ship captain's chest with a Keyaki (Zelkova) wood exterior and a Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood interior. Finished in a natural Urushi lacquer, it showcases the beautiful wood grain. Hidden to the right behind the sliding doors are small drawers for additional storage and a removable Kakesuzuri Bako complete with inkstone. All of the bronze fittings are original to the piece and the dovetail joinery adds strength and durability to this fine... Click for details
Antique Japanese Nihon Matsu Kasane Tansu Lacquered Keyaki Meiji Era
An antique Japanese 2 section Nihon Matsu Tansu made of Urushi lacquered Keyaki (Zelkova) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Original finish and hand made iron fittings. Features double plum blossom Atari (handle stoppers) above and below the handles with Sho Chiku Bai (Pine tree, Bamboo, and Plum Blossom), lock plates featuring Chrysanthemum knobs. Two small drawers hide behind the hinged door.
The Nihon Matsu tansu is traditionally a large kimono storage chest that has spacious... Click for details
Antique Japanese Kuruma Tansu (Wheeled Chest) Edo Period Keyaki & Kiri
An antique Japanese Kuruma Tansu known as a storage chest on wheels made of Keyaki (Zelkova), Kiri (Chestnut) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Hidden behind the two sliding doors are two small drawers and a split level shelf. Situated below the doors are two side by side drawers for added storage. The sides of the chest feature cross rib supports and through mortise and tenon joinery for additional strength and support.
Japanese Woodblock Signed Tomio Kinoshita, "Red" 1971
Japanese Woodblock by Tomio Kinoshita, "Red" 1971, 21/150. Large abstract square head over a square body with hands done in a curved space. All interior defined with parallel lines over a light orange/brown, shoulders marked by an abstract calligraphy tightly rendered. Tomio Kinoshita born in Mie Prefecture Japan in 1955, exhibited at Nihon Hanga Kyokai in 1957, winning Association Prize in 1958, and exhibited in all subsequent shows until he have up art later in life turing to a trade of... Click for details