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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1432658
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Large Oushak Turkish hand knotted angora wool carpet with lovely color and deep luxurious pile, made with rich color vegetable died palette of rust gold reds and various blues with charcoal and apple greens.

Size: 14.4' x 15.9'

Age: circa 1920s
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #1432533
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Antique Japanese moon handle basket for ikebana flower arranging. Made of split bamboo that has been twisted into rope and woven tightly together along with criss-crossing whole bamboo stalks. The deep reddish color of the split bamboo contrasts dramatically with the light color bamboo stalks. The wildness of the weaving highlights the tidiness of the overall form of the basket.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1432532
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Antique Japanese Tobako-bon (tobacco box) with two small drawers. The top portion has an open square compartment lined with copper, a small rectangular-shaped space and another square compartment closed with a wooden lid. Just above the drawers is a long diagonal space to hold pipes. The box has a bamboo handle for carrying. Made with hardwood burl.

Age: Early Taisho Period (c.1920)

Dimensions: 6" high x 9" wide x 7" deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1432527
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Antique Japanese rare gyosho bako (peddler's box) for a barber. A set of 3 separated boxes that fit together and can be easily carried. The largest box has 5 drawers with bronze hardware including hirute shaped drawer pulls and decorative peony back plates. The top of the box has 2 open compartments, a small covered compartment, and a handle for carrying. On the right side, a smaller box attaches onto the large box with 2 hooks. This box is narrow and has one compartment divided on the insi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1432519
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An antique Japanese Yosegi Kobako (marquetry personal drawer box) from the Hakone region made of various natural colored woods with a Hinoki (Cypress) structure and drawer backs. The expert craftsmanship is quite evident by how the front marquetry design flows seamlessly across all of the drawers. Made with various woods including, kiri (paulownia), keyaki (zelkova elm), and persimmon. The box has 5 drawers with moko shaped drawer pulls. The interior of each drawer is lacquered black. The t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #1432457
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Antique Japanese large moon handle basket for ikebana flower arranging. Split bamboo is twisted and woven into an openwork star pattern. Dramatic looping handle made of wide, layered split bamboo.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 16 1/2" high x 18" long x 11" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1432402
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$9500.00
Antique Japanese uma-jirushi, flag standard for battle. This uma-jirushi is a large inverted gourd surrounded by smaller gourds. The great daimyo, Hideyoshi Toyotomi (famous for being the second unifier of Japan) made the upside down gourd his uma-jirushi symbol. A large upside down gourd was placed on top of his flag pole and smaller gourds were added around it with each victory. Called "Sen nari hisago" or "thousand gourds". The gourd also symbolizes the 7 Lucky Gods, good luck, good...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1432400
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$950.00
Antique Chinese pair of porcelain figures of standing children, each holding a vase with lotus. Dressed in traditional baby clothes, the "heavenly twins" are delicately painted with enamel in a famille verte pallet. Impressed signatures on the bottoms.

Hehe Erxian, "two immortals of union and happiness", comes from the ancient story of two best friends, Hanshan and Shide, who were Buddhist monks. Joining the pantheon of Daoist immortals, they came to symbolize harmony and part...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1432397
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$450.00
Antique Japanese bronze suiban with raised designs of dragons on the front and back. Swirling mist motifs decorate the sides of the suiban and continue on the four feet it stands on. A key motif runs along the edge of the rectangular container. Four character mark on the bottom. Suiban are intended for displaying flowers (with a kenzan) or for displaying suiseki scholar stones for viewing and contemplation. Some repair to the feet.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions:...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1432361
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An antique Japanese Kyoto Todana Tansu made of Hinoki (Cypress) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. Two large sliding doors open to a spacious storage area with a center shelf. Horizontal wooden slats on the doors and the sides allow for visual aesthetics and strength of the chest. Side swivel handles were used for transporting this chest by running a long wood pole through the handles allowing a group of helpers to easily carry this chest from location to location.

The Japanese philosophy th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1432354
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$1,575.00
An antique Japanese Yonezawa Kasane (stacked chest on chest) Tansu made of Kurinoki (Chestnut) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Original natural Urushi lacquer finish with hand made iron hardware. Lock plates feature incised Plum Blossom motif surrounded by an arabesque pattern. Mokko handles are completed with stylized symbolic Pine Tree backplates. Drawer fronts are decorated with the raised tea leaf corners. Constructed using Japanese joinery techniques and hardened wood nails. Two hidd...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1910 item #1432146
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$3,250.00
An antique Japanese Mizuya Tansu (kitchen chest) made of Keyaki (Zelkova), Hinoki (Cypress) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. Original hand made iron drawer pulls in the shape of a full moon with bow style back plates. Sliding doors feature Kakinoki (Persimmon) wood inlaid handles. Constructed using mortise and tenon joinery with horizontal side ribs for strength and durability. Abundant storage space behind both sets of sliding doors with additional space available in the four drawers.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1910 item #1432103
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$9,000.00
A rare antique Japanese Kasane (stacking chest on chest) Tansu made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. Original Urushi lacquer finish and hand made iron hardware. Double side by side upper drawer design sometimes considered the matriarch pattern among Sendai Tansu collectors. Beautifully poised Shishi or Botan (Peony) motif on all of the lock plates with unusual scalloped cast framing surrounding each image. Warabite handles with incised Chrysanthemums along the bottoms of each...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1432062
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$1,750.00
Antique Caucasian soumak saddle bag. Opened flat, finely woven of beautifully colored wool with symbols of protection and fertility.

Age: 19th century

Dimensions: 50" long x 42" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1910 item #1431990
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A wonderful original Japanese six panel byobu screen. Hand painted with natural mineral colors on gofun paper. Unusual low height for the full six panel length. Finely painted pheasant sitting central to the painting. A family of swallows swooping and dancing around in a playful fashion. Natural full wisteria branch rises up to create a perch for the pheasant.

Fun fact, pheasants are the national bird of Japan. In Japan the pheasant is a divine messenger for Amaterasu, the great...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1431975
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$7,500.00
Antique Japanese full length tanagashima (gun) with working original matchlock mechanism. Made of burl keyaki hardwood with original lacquer finish. The hand forged iron barrel is inlaid with a 3/4 length silver dragon swirling through clouds. Original decorative brass fittings with auspicious animals such as fu-dogs, birds and flowers. Unusual silver inlaid stripes on the mouth of the barrel.

Comes with custom iron stand to aid in display. (In the group picture, this tanagashi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1431974
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An antique Japanese full length tanagashima (gun) with working original matchlock mechanism. Hand made of high figure burl keyaki hardwood with original translucent lacquer finish. The whole length of the hand forged iron barrel is inlaid with a swirling silver dragon in clouds and the crest of the noble Tokugawa clan with six character mark which reads: 松平三河守 Matsudaira Mikawa-no-kami. Matsudaira refers to the Matsudaira clan. Mikawa-no-kami is a title that was held by Tokugawa...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1431972
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$5,500.00
An unusual shorter length Japanese tanagashima (gun rifle) with working original matchlock mechanism. Made of hardwood with original dark lacquer finish. Iron barrel has a silver inlaid sasa mon (bamboo leaf crest). Elaborate brass work includes many chrysanthemum florets.

Comes with custom iron stand to aid in display. (In the group picture, this tanagashima is the second from the front.)

Age: Edo Period (c. 1830's)

Dimensions: 38 1/4" long (12" high on stand)...