This Fine Yok Yet Pagya style Betel Box is from the Mandalay period circa 1930. The design consists of a dense crowd of figures on a background of green lacquer hatching and is sometimes referred to as the " thousand dancing monkey design " This pattern is carried throughout on the sides and bottoms of this piece. The box has 2 internal original trays. The design has been engraved with a fine point and filled in with colors-red yellow orange and green. This free hand art form is known ...click for details
Fine example of a betel box or “ kun it “ in the " kunan kynbyat " or yunnan semicircle pattern and has 1 large original internal tray . The box is from the Mandalay Period circa 1930. The lacquer is cinnabar lacquer
The bottom of the box is signed with the name of the female maker and the workshop: Made by Myo Myo Win-- Workshop So Mo Laputa
This pattern is carried throughout on the sides and bottoms of this piece.
The design has been engraved with fine point scrimshaw like ...click for details
Very Fine example of a betel box or “ kun it “ in the of the ' yathi or yati yok" pattern . Tis box features 1 internal original tray . Yathi refers to the 12 figures of the zodiac and eight planets or days of the week.
The Burmese divide Wednesday into forenoon and afternoon in order to facilitate the allocation of a day to each point of the compass.
The 12 roundels around the side of the piece contain the figures of the zodiac and their names in Burmese characters.
Around t ...click for details
A Monumental Virgin Mahogany Louis XV Armoire Bordelaise
Armoire made from solid and beautifully patinaed virgin Honduran Mahogany. This majestic antique consists of an arched and tiered cornice sitting upon an arched façade providing an elegant pair of double paneled contoured arched doors. The doors featuring exquisite hand-carved intricate detail of Floral & Foliage.
The doors open to a very large storage compartment with 8 adjustable shelves (all shelves not pictured).
The armoi ...click for details
circa late 19th century , Black Lacquer Over Elmwood
This chest features 9 drawers. At the front of each drawer are Chinese characters identifying the instruments it contains.
Dimensions: Height: 46 Width: 32 1/2 Depth: 20 inches
Circa late 19th century Black lacquer over elmwood
This Chinese apothecary chest has a total of 45 drawers. Forty four of these are divided into 4 separate compartments while the two at bottom are each divided into 3 compartments.
At the front of each drawer Chinese characters are painted that identify the content of the compartment it represents.
The characters are read counter clockwise beginning at the left hand side identifying content of the 4th and last compartment of the drawer, t ...click for details
Circa late 19th/early 20th century Black lacquer over elmwood
This Chinese apothecary chest has a total of 26 drawers. Twenty-four of these are divided into 4 separate compartments while the two at bottom are each divided into 2 compartments.
For this type chest, at the front of each drawer are 4 separate red paper tags, each with the content of the compartment it represents identified in Chinese characters. When/if the content on one of the sections is changed; the red tag representing the ...click for details
Complete Chao Guan, Final of a 6 TH Rank With Matching Dan yan hua ling Ling Holder, Hat Box and Folding Paktong Hat Stand
Hat of very fine woven bamboo with silk tassels and a taunt silk covering and rimed with a double brocade. The finial and gilded base in excellent condition.
It is lined with gauze. A stiffened red silk covered sweat band inside attached to a
finely woven split bamboo crown cradle. General wear of use on leather box with no damage.