Antique Japanese kiri (paulownia) choba tansu, or merchant's chest with a pair of sliding door panels and interior shelving. Six drawers of varying size all open with squared "kakute" handles and have round iron locks. A great piece with original finish.
Size: 32.5" height, 31.25" width, 16.25" depth
Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant's chest) made with keyaki (elm) wood burl on the front with sugi (cryptomeria) wood frame, 9 drawers and compartment with sliding panels, original finish with beautiful patina, Taisho Period.
Size: 39 1/2" high x 33 3/4" wide x 16 1/2" deep.
Antique Japanese 6-panel folding screen, or "byobu", with a wonderful painted ocean scene and pine trees over a gold leaf background. Mild damage is hardly noticeable and does not detract from the gorgeous paintings. 19th century
SIze: 66.75" height, 145" length
Antique Japanese ceramic Kutanti ware vase in the form of a drum, decorated with a wonderful tiger on one side and a phoenix and kiri blossom on the other side in yellow, purple, green and blue glaze, Kutani mark on the bottom. 19th century.
Size: 15" high x 8" wide
Beautiful antique Japanese single section Keyaki (zelkova wood) tansu from the Nihonmatsu region with two drawers that open with mokko (melon) style handles mounted on incised locks with cloud shape iron decorations. Each drawer has a center iron lock with Daikokku's hammer concealing the keyhole, and various objects overlaid.
Size: 24" height, 45.25" width, 17.5" depth
Antique Chinese porcelain figure of one of the Three Star Gods (Longevity, Prosperity, Happiness). This is the God of Happiness, or the Fu star, with wonderful and elaborate famille-rose enamel mandarin robes with flowers and flower pots on his robes. He also holds a small child, which is one of his recognizable attributes. He is said to have once lived as governor Yang Cheng of Daozhou. Yan Cheng had risked his life writing a memorial to the emperor in order to abolish dwarf slavery. His face ...click for details
Antique Chinese porcelain figure of one of the Three Star Gods (Longevity, Prosperity, Happiness). This is the God of Longevity, or the Shou star, with wonderful and elaborate famille-rose enamel glaze of peaches and auspicious characters. The shoo star is said to have been in his mother's womb for ten years before birth, at which time he was an old man. His face is accented with pierced through areas on his ears, nostrils, and facial hair. Included is a hardwood stand that has been carved t ...click for details
Antique Chinese porcelain figure of one of the Three Star Gods (Longevity, Prosperity, Happiness). This is the God of Prosperity, or Lu star, with wonderful and elaborate famille-rose overglaze imagery of dragons and smoke on his robes. Gilt enamel accents his hat and robes. His face is accented with pierced through areas on his ears, nostrils, and facial hair. Included is a hardwood stand that has been carved to fit the base. 1875-1900 late Ching Dynasty, reign of Emperor Kwang-Hsu.
Size: 16 ...click for details
Antique Burmese hardwood box with inlaid spiral motifs, the inlaid name "H.R. Pelly" is seen at the top of the lid and may denote the name of the past owner. The hinged lid locks via a front keyhole, and each side has a recessed metal handle.
Size: 7" height, 17.75" width, 12" depth
Antique Chinese brass lamp with incised designs of leaves and other floral motifs along the base, with a large 18th century steatite carving of a mountainous terrain, a gnarled tree carved from the reddish tones of the steatite, with two men crouched next to one another also carved from red areas. One man points to the gnarled tree. A very small, delicate flower is carved near the front of the edge. The handles of the lamp are made from hard stone.
Size: (entire lamp) 16" height, 11" ...click for details