All Items : Archives : Furnishings : Architectural : Decorations : Pre 1910 item #635842 (stock #62-30)
This Japanese ranma (interior transom) from the late Meiji Period shows a graceful curved bridge (taiko-bashi) leading across calm water to a grove of trees. The quiet scene, created with pierced carving on a nicely grained wood panel, is framed with a narrow black lacquered liner and an outer red lacquered frame...
All Items : Archives : Furnishings : Architectural : Exterior : Pre 1900 item #594072
Truly the King of Beasts, this lion is one of the most magnificent I've seen. Artistic detail has been lavished on his facial features and ornately scrolling mane. Probable dating would be 1885-1895, the height of the Victorian Art Nouveau period in Europe, but an amazing amount of gilding remains present.

From an English dealer near Cambridge, the knocker measures a bit more than 4.5 inches from top to bottom and almost 3.5 inches at its widest...