Antique Japanese Mizuya Tansu (Kitchen Chest) Keyaki Hinoki Meiji Era
An antique Japanese Mizuya Tansu (kitchen chest) made of Keyaki (Zelkova), Hinoki (Cypress) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. Original hand made iron drawer pulls in the shape of a full moon with bow style back plates. Sliding doors feature Kakinoki (Persimmon) wood inlaid handles. Constructed using mortise and tenon joinery with horizontal side ribs for strength and durability. Abundant storage space behind both sets of sliding doors with additional space available in the four drawers.... Click for details
Rare Antique Japanese Sendai Kasane Tansu Laquer Keyaki Shishi Meiji
A rare antique Japanese Kasane (stacking chest on chest) Tansu made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. Original Urushi lacquer finish and hand made iron hardware. Double side by side upper drawer design sometimes considered the matriarch pattern among Sendai Tansu collectors. Beautifully poised Shishi or Botan (Peony) motif on all of the lock plates with unusual scalloped cast framing surrounding each image. Warabite handles with incised Chrysanthemums along the bottoms of... Click for details
Antique Soumak Shahsavan (saddle bag), Caucasus, 19th century
Antique Caucasian soumak saddle bag. Opened flat, finely woven of beautifully colored wool with symbols of protection and fertility.
Age: 19th century
Dimensions: 50" long x 42" wide
Antique Six Panel Japanese Byobu Screen of Pheasant an Swallows
A wonderful original Japanese six panel byobu screen. Hand painted with natural mineral colors on gofun paper. Unusual low height for the full six panel length.
Finely painted pheasant sitting central to the painting. A family of swallows swooping and dancing around in a playful fashion. Natural full wisteria branch rises up to create a perch for the pheasant.
Fun fact, pheasants are the national bird of Japan. In Japan the pheasant is a divine messenger for Amaterasu, the great... Click for details
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Japanese Antique Long Matchlock Tanagashima (gun) with Silver Dragon
Antique Japanese full length tanagashima (gun) with working original matchlock mechanism. Made of burl keyaki hardwood with original lacquer finish. The hand forged iron barrel is inlaid with a 3/4 length silver dragon swirling through clouds. Original decorative brass fittings with auspicious animals such as fu-dogs, birds and flowers. Unusual silver inlaid stripes on the mouth of the barrel.
Comes with custom iron stand to aid in display. (In the group picture, this... Click for details
Tokugawa Japanese matchlock Tanagashima w/ Full length Silver Dragon
An antique Japanese full length tanagashima (gun) with working original matchlock mechanism. Hand made of high figure burl keyaki hardwood with original translucent lacquer finish. The whole length of the hand forged iron barrel is inlaid with a swirling silver dragon in clouds and the crest of the noble Tokugawa clan with six character mark which reads: 松平三河守
Matsudaira Mikawa-no-kami. Matsudaira refers to the Matsudaira clan.
Mikawa-no-kami is a title that was held by Tokugawa... Click for details
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Japanese Antique Matchlock Tanagashima (gun) with Chrysanthemums
An unusual shorter length Japanese tanagashima (gun rifle) with working original matchlock mechanism. Made of hardwood with original dark lacquer finish. Iron barrel has a silver inlaid sasa mon (bamboo leaf crest). Elaborate brass work includes many chrysanthemum florets.
Comes with custom iron stand to aid in display. (In the group picture, this tanagashima is the second from the front.)
Japanese Antique Short Matchlock Tanagashima (gun) Silver Arrow
Antique Japanese tanagashima (gun) with working original matchlock mechanism. Not original barrel, this one has been replaced with a shorter forged barrel onto the rifle wood stock.
Made of hardwood with lacquer finish. Silver inlay on the iron barrel includes an rare arrow motif. Elaborate brass work includes little florets and frolicking fu-dogs. Comes with custom iron stand to aid in display. (This tanagashima is the front gun in the group picture.)
Korean Antique Single Section Nong Cabinet with Round Locks
Antique Korean Nong storage cabinet. Single section with two compartments and four drawers along the top. Made with cypress wood frame and hardwood burl panels. Brass hardware with round lock plates and hinges.
Age: Joseon Period (late 1900's)
Dimensions: 56 3/4" high x 42 3/4" wide x 20 3/4" deep
Antique Japanese Kasane Tansu 2 Section 3/2 Drawer Design Meiji Era
An antique Japanese Kasane Tansu in 2 sections with a 3 drawer upper and 2 drawer lower design made of Kiri (Paulownia) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. All original hand made iron hardware with Urushi dark red lacquer finish and Gumbai handles. Constructed using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails. Lock plates have hand engraved auspicious symbols with Sho Chiku Bai comprising the upper section while the crane and turtle making up the bottom section.