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
Indian Navaratna Painting of Goddess Shailaputri
Indian painting of the goddess Shailaputri, in unique Navaratna style of painting from 1930s, when Indian was emerging with its own unique style of painting. Gouache delicately painted and encoded with symbols of Hindu spiritual meaning. Crescent moon is on her forehead with halo around her head. She is holding a trident and has three eyes in her forehead representing waking, dreaming and sleeping states of mind. Atmospheric and masterfully moody painting. Similar in painting style to... 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
Japanese Woodblock Signed Tomio Kinoshita, "Face" 1978
Woodblock print "Face" 1978 signed Tomio Kinoshita, printing 1/50, three oval heads over cylindrical necks with faint rounded shoulders, each inscribed with interior lines over a quite orange/gray, exterior surrounded by a dark somber color. Tomio Kinoshita has a distinct contemporary stye of abstract heads done in line images of angular, square, and oval shapes.
He was born 1923in the Mie Prefecture, Japan. Started print making in 1955, exhibited at Nihon Hanga Kyokai in 1957, winning... Click for details
Antique Japanese Kansai Tansu (Multi Drawer Chest) Kiri Meiji Era
An antique Japanese Kansai Tansu in an unusual and unique multi-drawer design made of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All original bronze hardware with straight dovetail joinery and using hardened wood nails in its construction. Divided compartment behind the sliding upper doors with wall separator allows for strength on its top where heavy objects can be displayed. Handles were designed in the Hirute style.
Pair of Chinese Buddhist embroidered silk panels, one of a peach, the other a persimmon, the interior with an assortment of auspicious woven items, the double fish, gourd, teapot, instrument, mythical animal, floral arrangements plus more. Very charming.
El Cerrito Estate Dates Qing 19th Century Size of Each H 10 7/8" x W 11 3/4"
Antique Japanese Ko Tansu (Personal Storage Chest) Meiji period
An antique Japanese Ko Tansu (personal storage chest) made of Kirinoki (Paulownia) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Hidden behind the hinged door are two small drawers. All original hand made iron fittings with Gumbai handle with a natural wood grain finish and straight dovetail joinery construction.
Chests such as these were used in a home to store letters, photos, miscellaneous ephemera, small valuables and other sundry items. It was an invaluable piece of Japanese furniture that... Click for details
Woodblock "Calme. 'truck' " by Paul Jacoulet 1941
Woodblock "Calme.'truck' " by Paul Jacoulet 1941, showing two Polynesian lovers in a scenic outdoors setting. Signed in pencil "Paul Jacoulet" with a red butterfly seal with title and date. Jacoulet was born in France in 1902 but lived his entire life in Japan studying and mastering woodblock technique producing 166 masterpieces.