Japanese two-section cha tansu (tea chest) with gorgeous burl wood front panels. The upper section has three sets of sliding door panels, two open shelved areas to display tea articles, and a single drawer, while the bottom section has one pair of larger sliding burl front panels, a small hinged door with tassel, and six drawers. Each set of sliding doors has a thin panel of wood on its bottom to create an interesting color contrast. Great original condition.
Taisho Period (1912-1925)
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Antique Japanese Yamato or Ichimatsu-ningyo dolls. Typically depicting a girl or boy about six years of age dressed in traditional kimono. Ichimatsu - ningyo have been treasured for years as playthings and objects of beauty. This wonderful and excellent example of Ichimatsu-ningyo is vert charming with great attention to detail. Fitted naturally dyed kimono is traditionally worn and the doll stands upon a hardwood stand.
Taisho Age, circa 1920.
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Chinese soapstone chop seal with three carved foo dogs standing on a pedestal. The carve work is beautiful and immaculate. The soapstone has a nice muted grey-green color with soft red and gold tone accents. The carved seal on the bottom has remnants of red pigment. Repulic period 20th century.
Size: 5.5" height, 2" width, 2" depth
Shi-wan ware porcelain doll of the courageous hero Guan Gong warrior dressed in elaborate armor with dragons' faces, seated on a tree stump reading a book. At his side is a long staff topped with a curved blade named "The Black Dragon" in a gold dragon sheath. It is inscribed and signed by the artist Feng Weimin in back. From the Rowen Estate.
Size: 26.25" height, 12" width
Large Japanese woodblock print by Joichi Hoshi (1913-1979), signed in pencil, number 64/99 in its series. Gorgeous metallic silver background. Red artist's stamp in bottom corner. Set in heavy metal frame.
Size: (entire frame) 21" height, 34.25" width (artwork only) 14.5" height, 27.25" width
Japanese woodblock print by Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997) of a winter scene, with dark figures walking through a quiet village with a snow-capped mountain looming in the far background. Signed in pencil with artist's stamp.
Size:11.25" height, 15.75" width
Japanese small contemporary tansu with a gorgeous red-orange finish. It has two small and two large sliding drawers with iron warabite handles, and two sliding panels with horizontal slats, with a center iron lock.
Size: 22.5" height, 21.25" width, 15.25" depth
Japanese woodblock print of a young, beautiful robed woman kicking off her geta (traditional sandals) and holding a parasol outwards. Soft, rosy colors have been used which are calming to the eyes. By Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) which signature and title. Framed.
Size: (entire frame) 18.75" height, 14" width (woodblock only) 14" height, 9.5" width
Japanese keyaki (zelkova) wood tansu, with fitted iron stand, two front hinged lattice-style doors with iron ring pulls and a vent-style back. Beautiful woodgrain with lovely shine.
Size: 24" height, 35.5" width, 20.5" depth