Japanese pawlonia (kiri) wood chest featuring a set of sliding doors and six drawers. This tansu was probably used for the storage of personal items. Bronze hardware. Taisho period (circa 1920). 23 3/4”H x 23 3/4”W x 11 3/4"D. Very good overall condition with a nice patina to the wood. The metal back is missing from one sliding door pull.
Chinese two-drawer elmwood coffer from Shanxi Province with a dark lacquered original finish and brass drawer pulls. Dates circa 1900. Measures 33"H x 37"W x 23"D. Very good overall condition. There are some losses to the finish and characteristic separations and cracks in the wood. This piece is from the private collection of American expatriates who lived in Hong Kong in the 1970s and 1980s. Please contact us for out-of-state shipping quotes.
Chinese late 19th century two door softwood wardrobe cabinet in a rustic rosewood colored finish. A separate two door hat cabinet fits on top of the chest. Our ceiling height is not adequate to accommodate the hat cabinet in its proper position, so a photograph of the hat cabinet is available as enlargement 2. The interior features a horizontal shelf with two drawers, one behind each door. A square brass hardware plate is at the center of the doors and square brass hardware is on the door hi ...click for details
Edo Period Japanese woodblock print by Toyokuni III (also known as Kunisada) depicting an actor portraying a samurai standing in a garden under a blossoming cherry tree, published by Maruya Jinpachi in 1861. Signed "Toyokuni ga" (in a red cartouche with yellow snow). Measures 14 3/8"V x 9 5/8"H. Very good color and overall condition with embossed and mica highlights. The actor's entire kimono is highlighted in lacquer. The print is not backed and the baren marks and ima ...click for details
Japanese woodblock print depicting a beauty lighting a floor lamp titled “Kakinomoto no Hitomaro” (image no. 3) from the series “One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets” (Hyakunin-isshu Emyo) by Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) published by Sanoya Kihei in 1844. The image is signed “Kunisada changing his name to Toyokuni II” with the red Toshidama seal below. The two cartouches in the shape of playing cards at the upper left hold a picture of a poet and his poem. The scroll-shaped cartouche at the ...click for details
Large Meiji Period Japanese "aka-e" (red) Kutani deep bowl decorated in overglaze rust-red and polychrome enamels with gilt highlights and featuring a central scene of birds in a landscape with a pond and flowering plants. The interior border consists of four alternating sections of butterflies set against scrolling foliage and geometric patterns. The exterior is decorated on opposing sides with a landscape and floral bouquet. The base holds a red two-character mark reading in Japanes ...click for details
Large Japanese Kutani porcelain bowl decorated in gilt and overglaze polychrome enamels. A square cartouche in the center of the bowl features two birds perched on flowering tree limbs. A band interspersed with flowers and geometric forms extends around the circumference of the interior and exterior rim. The exterior is decorated with lacquer cups and sprigs of budding foliage. The base is signed in red "Kutani made." Believed to date from the early Showa Period (circa 1926 - 1935). ...click for details
Large, heavily potted Japanese Imari porcelain scalloped edge charger measuring 15 1/2" diameter x 2 1/4” high. The charger is decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze polychrome pigments with gilt highlights and features a circular central floral medallion surrounded by six alternating panels, three painted with shishi running through a garden and three decorated with birds flying above a stream. All are set against an underglaze blue background with gilt scrolling vine highlights. The ...click for details
Japanese Meiji period Imari porcelain 7 1/4” diameter x 3” deep bowl. The center of the bowl holds a central circular medallion with a stylized floral pattern pattern in underglaze blue (sometsuke). The interior and exterior sides are decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze polychrome enamel with gilt highlights and features three cartouches with flying phoenix birds on a white ground separated by rust-red and gilt medallions holding an animal motif set against a cobalt ground. Late 19th cen ...click for details
Daoist wood sculpture well carved from a single piece of wood in the form of a household protective diety wearing textured robes and seated on a horseshoe armed throne. Very good overall condition. Although the pigment shows evidence of fading, the color is still quite vibrant. There are some typical pigment losses and possibly some old retouching to the color in spots. There is one crack in the wood at the bottom at the center front but no dry rot or bug damage is evident. Late Qing (circa ...click for details