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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1331128
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Antique Japanese nagamochi karuma storage trunk. Made of kiri (paulownia) wood and solid Keyaki hardwood wheels with iron hardware and mounts. A large high relief embossed iron locking plate in the form of a phoenix created a lock and latch system on the front of the trunk. The phoenix bird represents justice and Sun obedience. Untouched and original condition, the wood is treated with a dry lacquer finish.

The Trunk also shows the family crest composed of iron mounts on the sid...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1331248
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Japanese 18th/19th century Edo age seated Dainichi-nyorei Buddha. Lacquered and gilded wood. Hands carved beautifully. (stand and screen are not included) height 20.5" width 13" length 16.5"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Pre 1920 item #1331786
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A fine collection of Persian armor and weapons, which includes the "Khulah-kud" (helmet). With its original ziggurat fringe chainmail, engraved nose guard, and gilt pointed finial. Fashioned with decorative mounts for plumes or feathers. The helmet is damascened in gold with Koranic text and arabesque floral, and bird motif.

The large, round "Dhal" shield is ornately decorated with engraved floral motifs outlined in gold framed Arabic text adorning the outer edges. Four protru...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1332602
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Rare Japanese fune tansu (merchant's ship chest) made with Keyaki (elm) wood in original medium brown finish. The upper portion has a large front drawer with kakute (squared) iron handles and decorative iron plating, lined in attractive silver rice paper. The bottom portion is very unusual because the right door opens on a hinge while the left door slides on a track revealing four small drawers also lined in silver rice paper. The front of each door is covered extensively in iron decorative plat...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1334233
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Antique Japanese large scroll painting on silk of a buck and a doe. With incredible detailing such as the thousands of individual hairs on each deer, piercing eyes, long strands of grass with intermingled berry shrubs and blossoming flowers. Creating a tranquil nature scene. Signed "Toko" Tsuchinoto (boar) Aki. Taisho period circa 1920's. Autumn, Year 36 of 60 year cycle. Comes with original tomobako. Size: (entire scroll) 92"H x 33.25" W (artwork only) 56" H x 27.5" W
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1910 item #1334801
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Set of two Japanese samurai warrior dolls on horseback. Possibly representing the very well known Toyotomi Hideyoshi or Yoshitsune Minamoto and Benki. One samurai rides a white horse caught in mid stride while his rider leans forward in pursuit. The other warrior is on a black horse that is standing still analyzing his next move. Both warriors have intense expressions and are decorated in full armor with bows and arrows. Very highly detailed with all original parts.

Edo Period (ea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1336706
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A beautiful Chinese Pao Tao Peking rug, hand-woven in deep navy, medium blue, light blue, and cream colors. It depicts mirrored images of a deer and crane, a popular Buddhist motif also called the Six Harmonies, representing everything on earth under heaven, bordered by geometric scrolling patterns. 19th century. Size: 46" x 23"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1336834
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Antique Chinese Peking Pao Tao rug. Square in form wide fretwork border. Peony flowers around a geometric central medallion. All in shades of blue and white. 19th century. Size: 59 1/2" long x 59 1/2" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1337800
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Antique Japanese pair of hardwood hibachi lamps, adorned with beautiful motifs of grape leaves in gilt makie lacquer and inlay. Bold natural keyaki hardwood woodgrain. Meiji age (1868-1912)

Size: 13" W x 28" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1338263
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Antique Chinese scroll painting of a dramatic waterfall. The water crashes over tiers of craggy rock formations. On one rock two scholarly figures stand and contemplate the scene. Painted in black ink and light colors on paper. Margins on either side of the painting are full of calligraphy. Signed Fu Bao Shi (1904-1965)

Size of scroll: 75 1/2" high x 19 1/4" wide (23" wide with ends).

Size of art: 52" high x 8 1/2" wide (14" wide with calligraphy).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1338329
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Charming Chinese Ming Dynasty painting of a pair of cats sitting under a branch of blossoming peonies. The larger of the two cats, a calico, has his eyes fixed on a butterfly. The other cat, a wild eyed tabby, crouches with a large spider in his mouth. Wonderfully painted with great detail and whimsy. Mineral colors and ink on silk with silk mounting (was once a scroll). There is a chop in the lower left hand corner. Provenance: from the collection of James Soong. Total size including...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1338765
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Chinese scroll painting of a butterfly resting atop a blooming lily, with calligraphy and signature chop of Xie Zhi Liu (1910-1997), a well-known member of the Shanghai School who would later befriend the famous artist Zhang Daqian and joined him for later studies. His artworks can be found in the China Art Museum in Shanghai and has an art gallery named after him in Changzhou. Zhi Liu was married to another famous painter named Chen Peiqiu. (born 1922)

Size: 62" L x 16" W (entire scr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1492 item #1339218
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Dramatic Indian stone carving fragment of the torso of Vamana,, the fifth avatar/incarnation of Vishnu. It has realistic hand-carved features with draped jewelry and fabric. Displayed on a custom made iron stand. Dates from the 12th century.

Size: 18.5" H x 8" L x 8" W (entire stand) 9" L x 5" W x 16" H (statue only)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1339698
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An incredible Chinese Cizhou ware vase of a meiping form, the elongated oval body decorated in carved floral patterns in a cream crackle glaze, the short trumpet spout flanked by four cascading handles, the foot remains bare without glaze and slightly recessed. Northern Song Dynasty (11-13th century)

Size: 8" L x 15.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Monochrome : Blue : Pre 1920 item #1339919
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Antique Chinese monochrome deep blue vase, the body of a melon form with a foliate rim, decorated with ornate gilt motifs of guardian lions / fu dogs playing with hassled "xiu qiu" balls, floral designs and scholar's objects. The foot is marked "Qianlong" (1766-1795).

Size: 9" L x 13.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1342295
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An absolutely stunning Japanese silk embroidery of a hound with a freshly caught pheasant in its mouth. Incredible hand-embroidered detailing and realism, with artist's embroidered chop in the bottom left corner, Hayashi Youma. Late Meiji period (1868-1912) c. 1905

Provenance: From the London dealer, Kevin Page. Reference of similar work: "Splendors of Imperial Japan, Arts of the Meiji Period from the Khalili Collection", p. 395 (shown in photos)

Size: (entire frame) 33....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1342773
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A very fine Japanese framed embroidery from the renowned Sozayemon Nishimura Silks and Embroideries, depiction of a row of cherry trees along the edge of a large lake with boats. Absolutely stunning condition and incredible hand-embroidered details with tasteful framing. Late 19th/early 20th century.

Size: (entire frame) 35" L x 1.5" D x 28" H (artwork only) 26" L x 19" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1342899
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A very unusual Korean chest with a complex network of geometric designs on its front, top, and sides, brass hardware incised with floral motifs, two front doors with large brass lock and working key, opening to a beautiful interior of persimmon laminate front drawers. The middle drawer opens with a special secret latch underneath it.

Size: 32.5" L x 13.25" W x 19.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1343407
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Archaic Chinese jade carving of a bird with a fish on its head. This old jade has a white calcification covering the entire surface which is known as "chicken bone". This white calcification is due to the jade being burned in very ancient rituals revolving around life and death. Beautiful, fine detailing. From the Shang Dynasty (1750 BC - 1027 BC) Anyang site

The Shang dynasty (Chinese: 商朝; pinyin: Shāng cháo) or Yin dynasty (Chinese: 殷代; pinyin: Y&#...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1344463
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Rare and beautiful pair of antique imperial Chinese lacquer storage trunks. Made of wood and lacquered with highly detailed gold patterns of flowers and dragons on a black lacquer ground. The top of each trunk is lacquered with scenes of pavilions and figures among pine tress. Areas of woven bamboo work are framed with red lacquered carved wood. Each trunk is attached to a built on elegant lacquered wood stand. Provenance: from the imperial household of Emperor Puyi.

17th Century
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1980 item #1345077
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Chinese carved jadeite bangle, wonderfully hand-carved with auspicious imagery such as a lingzhi mushroom, a bat, a chimera, and various flora.

Size: 3.25" across ( 2.25" inner )
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1346484
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The elephant has a Buddhistic caparisoned dress with pearl harness, tassels, and scrolling patterned blanket. On its back is a removable bulbous vase form with flared neck (tianquiping) Incised with arctic motif. The elephants almond shaped eyes, diminutive tusk, pinched ears, with trunk swayed inward. The bronze is lost wax cast method. It has verdigris patina with a dry russet color.

The Ming dynasty was the ruling dynasty of China—then known as the Empire of the Great Min...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1351903
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Antique Japanese carved Keyaki hardwood Raijin, God of lightning, thunder, and Storm. A protector deity for the Shinto religion. The surface of the grain is raised with the original red rimpa paint still intact. Typically these sculptures would be very fierce with demonic features. Which in this case, is contrary which makes it more benevolent, compassionate, and sympathetic in its appeal. The condition of the piece is consistent of its age. Minor repairs on base with large iron staple. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1351906
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The sacred standing buddha is a Abhaya mudra posture of buddha. Its missing right hand still evokes its meaning which imparting fearlessness and reassurance. The fragmented crowned head and ursna has deteriorated as a symbol of its meaning illusion over ignorance. The buddhas eyes are complete and inlaid with mother of pearl and stone. The full body is sculpted in a soft manner representing its flow of energy and showing its lifelike qualities. The overall bronze figure still shows traces o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1355120
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Antique Japanese pair of shakudo bronze vases, with very fine inlay of mixed metal, gold, and silver, design of small birds flying through branches which bear autumn leaves and gold vines with flowers and splashes of red. Finely chased and rendered in low relief creating a natural continuous scene of birds and flowers theme.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 6" diameter x 12 3/4" height
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1357510
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Antique Japanese cotton woven futon cover, dyed with a paste resist technique called Tsutsugaki on an indigo ground with the mythical creature Baku, devourer of dreams and nightmares and protector against evil. The Baku should not be summoned without caution, however, as ancient legends say that if he is not satisfied after consuming one's nightmares, he may instead devour their hopes and dreams.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Size: 64.5" x 53"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1920 item #1360652
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Antique Korean single section bedside chest, with "book matching" front panels of hardwood burl. Four drawers line the top of the chest with brass handles in motifs of lucky bats. The front of the chest features a pair of doors with incised brass plating.

Dimensions: 36.5" L x 17.5" D x 24.25" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1362459
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Unusual Japanese 2-panel calligraphy screen with highly stylized brushstrokes, bordered with silver leaf and silk. The left character reads "Gi" (or Righteousness); On the right reads "Dao" (the path or way). The inscriptions appear to mean "Righteousness must always be pursued".

Signature of a monk or a priest in his late 70s named Kakuan, appearing to date Spring 1851 with a description of the studio in which the painting was made. It is also written that Kakuan was overcome by gr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1366776
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Chinese Huanghuali altar table, its front and side aprons carved with dragons and fireballs. The side panels between the table's legs are carved with reticulated motifs of scrolls and dragons. The table's surface woodgrain shows many distinct "ghost eyes" associated with Huanghuali wood.

Dimensions: 64.5" L x 19" D x 34.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1367048
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Mounted on a black lacquered platform with wooden wheels. The horse is carved from Keyaki wood, which is covered in lacquered brown leather. The eyes are reverse painted glass. It has ears of leather, with real horse hair tail and mane. The horse is outfitted with iron bits and silk harness. The kura saddle is lacquered in red, with a leather cushion seat and silk straps. Cords are attached to the abumi stirrups and aori mats. The bagu tassel fringes and cords tuck under the tail. The horse stan...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1367086
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Antique Japanese tansu from the Iwayado area. Made with Sugi (cypress) wood frame and dramatic Keyaki (elm) burl front panels, in original red/orange lacquer finish. The extensive iron plating is incised into flowers and Kiri leaves; The top drawer features a large flying Phoenix as its lock plate. The two drawers below are kept secure by the original lock bar with working key included; To the right is a hinged door with a large iron Fu Dog lock plate, holding two Keyaki front lacquered drawers ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1367244
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Antique Japanese 2-section kaidon tansu, or step/stair chest of drawers. Made of solid Keyaki (elm) hardwood, the bold woodgrain is well-complimented by the original deep red lacquer finish and heavy iron hardware. With original set of keys.
Exhibited at the Prestigious SF Fall Art and Antique show, 2017.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 55" L x 26 1/8" D x 80" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1369185
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Antique Chinese hardwood brush pot. Made of huanghuali wood (Dalbergia odorifera) of a cylindrical shape, the base with a slight protruding lip. The front of the brush pot is carved with a stylized bamboo forest; The opposite side carved with a calligraphy inscription and artist's chops. The original finish brings out the natural "ghost eye" woodgrain characteristic of huanghuali.

18th/19th century

Dimensions: 6 5/8" x 6 5/8" x 6 1/8" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1369536
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Japanese antique 2-section cha tansu (tea chest) made with dramatic mulberry burl wood. The top section has a large compartment covered with 4 sliding panels. Below this in the middle portion of the chest is a large display area. On the left is an open "S" shaped stepped shelf over two small drawers. On the right is another compartment which appears to float between open shelves above and below. This compartment has two sliding panels that curve outward. The bottom section has a large comp...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1370469
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Antique Chinese pair of oxbow arm chairs with a matching rectangular stand, carved with a pierced scrolling vine motif, the heavy golden hardwood with classic Huanghuali "ghost eye" grain. Very heavy in weight.

Dates early 20th century Dimensions: 29.5" L x 26" D x 39" H (each chair) 20" L x 16" D x 28.5" H (stand)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1910 item #1371229
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Antique Chinese pair of square hardwood tables. Each table is inset with a large square porcelain panel which sits into the top and is removable. The panels are glazed with scrolling vines and flowers with bats in the corners on a greenish blue ground. Each table has a solid shelf and swirling aprons.

Late 19th Century

Dimensions: 27" high x 25" wide x 25" deep.