Chinese lacquer export chair. Sturdy construction and black lacquer. The Chinese chair is patterned after an archaic style with flanges and apron spandrels. It's decorated with red undertone and gilt lacquer in a scrolling lotus motif. The main back splat forms an archaic Hu vase painted with fine details of a classical landscape. The seat is beautifully worn as are the chair rails and arm rests. The underside of the chair has a cross frame for structural support. Beautifully proportioned... Click for details
Antique Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle
Antique Chinese 5-color peking glass snuff bottle with a carved glass overlay design of deep green stems, leaves, and blades of grass with blue, red, yellow, and pink flowers. The main body is transparent glass with a jadeite stopper. From the Josephus Beard Estate, former president of IBM in Tokyo, Japan.
Size: 2.75" height, 1.5" width
Antique Chinese Bronze Senser with Jade Figure
Unique and charming bronze chinese senser with Wood Lid and Stand. Hard wood is hand carved, bronze has detail of flower and lilly pad. Sides of senser has protruding heads of mythical creatures as handles. Gorgeous detail all through out this piece.
From Philip Cardero's collection in Pebble beach
Dimensions: 7.5" Tall, 5.5" Wide, 3" Deep
Antique Thai Woven Basket
Antique Thai Basket woven tightly in symmetrical criss cross shape. Large and long design, wonderful condition. Thin sturdy handle outstretches from end to end of basket.
Dimensions: 20" Long, 14.5" Wide, 14.5" Tall
Antique Japanese Morse Code sender with Base
Handcrafted Antique Japanese bronze morse code sender on wooden base. Inscriptions on wood state the piece is from a Tokyo School, dated October 1938. Signature on bottom of piece. Very cool item and Unusual
Dimensions: 6" Long, 4" Wide, 3.5" Tall
Antique Japanese Set of Four Bronze Bridge Posts
Antique Japanese set of four bronze bridge posts. Petite and charming, with traditional finial shape.
Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 3.75" Tall X 1.80" Diameter
Antique Japanese Calligraphy Scroll
Antique Japanese calligraphy scroll with beautiful Japanese character of the names of two Zen poets, Hanshan and Shide (Kanzan and Jiittoku in Japanese), with a red signature stamp by the calligrapher, Yugen. The brush strokes are dramatic yet convey artistic serenity and balance.
Size: (artwork only): 43" height, 11" width
(entire scroll) 70.5" height, 16.75" width
Antique Japanese Keyaki Todana Mizuya
Antique Japanese todana mizuya (kitchen cabinet) made from a beautiful keyaki burl wood in reddish brown hues, with two sets of sliding panels, 8 drawers in varying size, and one pull-out panel with a ring handle. It has a very interesting and unusual form, with slats running down its sides and back. The inside of the top set of sliding panels has an aged sheet of paper marked with kanji.
Edo age, circa 1870
Size: 49.75" height, 39" width, 18" depth
Antique Chinese Snuff Bottle Biyanhu
Antique Chinese biyanhu porcelain snuff bottle with nine playing lions. Molded soft past porcelain with reticulated designs with rose quarts stopper. animals playfully playing with the xiu qiu balls over a background of swirling ribbons. Marked on bottom.
Size: 2.75" height, 2.25" width
Chinese Gilt Bronze Figure of Ball player
Charming gilt bronze figure of ball player displayed on a wooden pedestal. Figure is balancing ball on one foot with arms by sides. Ball player is wearing traditional cloth garb for game playing, with a unique tattooing on upper legs. Early 20th century.
Dimensions: 7.75" Tall, 3.5" Wide at Base