Beautiful, yet unusual two-section tansu from the Nigata region of Japan, made from kiri wood. Reddish brown lacquer has been applied to its hardware to give it a very nice contrast to the woodgrain. It has four large drawers with gunbai style iron handles mounted upon pierced and stylized mounts, with a large fan-shaped lockplate in its center, pierced hardware along the front frame between each drawer, and quarter-circle hardware in the drawer corners. Meiji period (1867-1912)
SIze: 41.75"... Click for details
Chinese Hardwood Chair with Elaborate Carvings
Gorgeous Chinese hardwood chair/throne with carved and pierced dragons as armrests, pierced and carved back with smoke clouds around two dragons on either side of a large, solid central carving of robed noblemen and women standing upon a bridge, with interesting plant life around them. Two posts with squared spiral carvings sits on either side of the back, topped with a small carved guardian lion/foo dog holding a xiu qiu ball. The bottom of the seat is bordered with carved panels depicting... Click for details
Pair of Chinese Hardwood Chairs with Detailed Carvings
Set of two (2) Chinese hardwood chairs, each with a beautifully carved back featuring a central solid carving within a clover-shape of high-class men and women wearing long-sleeved robes with a background of beautiful structures and plant life. Supporting the central carving at the base are three small children; One middle child crouches low whilst holding a scroll painting, with two children at his sides holding branches. Above the central carving are two large dragons with carved and pierced... Click for details
Indonesian Hardwood Bench with Highly Intricate Carvings
Indonesian hardwood bench with breathtakingly detailed carvings all around. The entire back is gorgeously carved and piercing with balls of smoke surrounding two large dragons on either side of a solid central carving featuring robed noblemen and women and men carrying objects amongst trees and structures. Below the central carving is an upside down lucky bat clutching a coin. Either side of the back has a rectangular post, carved with squared spiral designs, and topped with a small fu-dog... Click for details
Antique Chinese Bronze Hanging Bell with Phoenixes
Antique Chinese bronze hanging bell with beautiful casting and patina. It hangs by a hook shaped as a two-headed serpent, and its sides are decorated with phoenixes (fenghuang in Chinese, ho-o in Japanese) flying with their head downwards and their long, beautiful tail feathers floating up and over their bodies. The phoenix is a bird of the Sun, so a small Sun adorns two sides of the bell, along with curling motif running along the bottom.
Size: 6.5" height, 4.75" width
Chinese Antique Pair of Small Cloisonne Vases
Chinese antique pair of small cloisonne vases, beautiful details, intricately decorated with flowers and scrolling vines on a light blue ground, early 20th century.
Size: 5" high each
Chinese Hardwood Table
Chinese hardwood table, carved with beautiful simplicity, very elegant lines, early 20th century.
Size: 32" high x 46" wide x 15 1/2" deep.
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Japanese Urushi-e Painting by Hakuo Iriyama
Beautiful framed Japanese urushi-e painting by artist Hakuo Iriyama (born 1904 in Shirone, Niigata). Urushi-e is a style of Japanese art in which colored lacquers are used, along with mica and metal elements as accents. This piece depicts Mount Fuji, raised against a deep blue background, with etched rock formations in bright gold and orange lacquer at its peak, fading to brown lacquer with silver mica-powder mists floating around it. Bright pink lacquer tree branches with blooming cherry... Click for details
Japanese Child's Kimono with Flowers
Beautiful Japanese child's kimono, made of orange silk woven with a subtle waves pattern and decorated all over with printed scenes of chrysanthemums, peonies, cherry blossoms and fans, details printed in gold and silver, large chrysanthemums on the back with embroidered details in gold and silver thread, pink and white chirimen silk ties.
Size: 36" wide x 34" high
Japanese Child's Kimono with Birds
Charming Japanese child's kimono, made of silk and printed with scenes of bird in bamboo, straw hats and Mt Fuji, lined with yellow silk, beautiful and sweet, Showa Period.
Size: 33" wide x 36" high