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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1980 item #1326407
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Chinese vintage long, low hardwood table with gorgeous natural woodgrain, warm, glowing finish, attractive subtle design. Mid 20th century circa 1950s. Size: 77.5" L, 40.5" W, 13.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1329749
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Antique Japanese porcelain maneki-neko, or "beckoning cat", a popular image for welcoming good fortune into the home. They often come in colors such as white, black, or gold. This porcelain statue happens to be in what is considered the luckiest color of calico. Beautifully hand painted with gilt accenting.

Meiji period c1900. Dimensions: 12" H x 5" W
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1980 item #1341708
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Japanese framed woodblock print by artist Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950), from the Sailing Boats series, titled Sailing Boats - Night, signed and dated, with publisher's marking in left margin, red artist's chop.

Size: (entire frame) 19.5" L x 25.5" H (print only) 15.5" L x 21" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1346370
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Antique Japanese gifu tansu (accountant's chest) made with Hinoki (cypress) wood front and Sugi (cedar) wood sides. Fantastic detailing with many storage compartments of various size and bracing on its sides.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 36" L x 19" W x 38.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1353009
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Antique Japanese hardwood ranma (transom), ornately carved with a descending plum tree (ume) branch, bearing flowers in bloom.

Size: 73.5" L x 1" D x 20.75" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1355017
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Antique pair of Thai male attendants (Nats), finely rendered out of teak wood, with polychrome traces of pigments. These funerary effigies would be kept close to an ancestral altar in order to help lead their spirits into the afterlife. Highly realistic detailing and form, this pair of statues are raised on pedestals for sturdy display.

Early 20th century

Size: 11" L x 10.5" W x 42.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1363863
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Antique Japanese 2-section isho tansu (clothing chest), made all of kiri (paulownia) wood. The top section has two large full width drawers. The bottom section has one large full width drawer and one medium drawer. The lower right hand side has a safe box with heavy iron work on the hinged door. Inside are two small drawers. The front of the chest has beautiful heavy iron hardware including warabite shaped drawer pulls. The side has iron handles for locking the top and bottom section toge...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1378318
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Charming Japanese kanban (shop sign) hand carved from solid carved Keyaki hardwood with gold gilt lettering. Carved with the image of a snarling bulldog in red lacquer and beige pigments. Shop sign for Bulldog sauce shop.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 36" L x 1" D x 23" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1900 item #1380671
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Korean vanity box made with persimmon wood panels. The box lid opens with brass hinges and brass front plating, incised with floral motifs. The interior of the box holds 4 compartments. Its sides conceal two small hidden drawers, opened by brass pulls, and the base of the piece has an interior low shelf.

Chosun Dynasty, early 20th century

Dimensions: 11” x 7 3/4” x 9” H
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Metal : Contemporary item #1387572
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Japanese copper 10-pronged antler shaped meadate from a kabuto (samurai helmet). On custom stand.

Heisei Period

Dimensions: 9" total height (6 1/4" high meadate only)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1900 item #1402602
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Chinese Peking Glass octagonal faceted turquoise vase from a San Francisco Collection.

Dates 19th/early 20th century

Dimensions: 7.75" X 4"

Peking glass originated in 18th century China during the rule of the Qing Dynasty. While China had long been a major producer of glassware, the introduction of European technologies to Asia in the 17th century caused a shift in the styles of Chinese glass makers. The principle couriers of these technologies were Jesuit missi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1403547
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A Japanese copper writing box used for paper and writing supplies. The lid is engraved with grape leaves and grape clusters. The border is nail studded. The interior is beige velvet.

Date: Taisho c1920

Dimensions: 11" X 9.25" X 2.75"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1920 item #1408521
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An antique Chinese clear rock crystal snuff bottle with green peking glass lid.

Provenance: Howard Capland Collection

Date: early 19th C

Dimensions:3" tall X 2" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1368560
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Antique Japanese small chest with drawers, called a dibukuro. Traditional Japanese homes hold a tea ceremony room with a tokonama, or a recessed closet/alcove in which pieces of artistic appeal would be displayed such as hanging scrolls, pottery, okimono and ikebana floral arrangements. The dibukuro would be seated on the floor of the tokonama. (shown in detail photos). The piece is constructed with Keyaki (elm/zelkova) burl wood, with its 4 book-matched sliding front panels and rustic natural w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1277507
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Antique Japanese single section tansu made from kiri wood, with a nice, deep red lacquer applied to the top, sides, and back. It has simple, round locks incised with tiny sun designs and warabite handles on attractive pierced backings. Edo period (1615-1867) Size: 36" height, 42" length, 17" depth
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1328689
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Antique Japanese Buddhist Pilgrim's coat. Buddhist monks associated with the teachings of Kukai (or Kobo Daishi) would embark on a pilgrimage to visit the 88 temples on the island of Shikoku. Upon arriving to each temple, the monk would bathe before giving offerings and reciting prayers as well as receive a stamp distinctive to each temple. Normally a monk would carry around a special stamp book however it is not unusual to stamp the monk's coat as seen here. There are many unique stamps on this...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1344929
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Antique Japanese bronze vase, of wide, round, and shortened form, its edges sculpted with dragons flying through clouds. Beautiful original aged patina.

Early Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)

Size: 12" W x 7.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1920 item #1351318
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The netsuke is made in the shape of a matchlock pistol. It is composed of different material such as wood, brass, and iron. Constructed during the Meiji period for export to the European market. Mounted on a custom iron stand.

Meiji Period 19th Century

Size: 3.75" L x 1" W x 1.5" H
(4.75" H on stand)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1363861
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Japanese isho tansu (clothing chest) in three sections. This piece is made of kiri (paulownia) wood and has beautiful lacquered hardware. The top section has sliding panels and a drop in panel made all of keyaki (elm) wood and six small drawers of various sizes. The sliders have pretty plum blossom shaped pulls. The middle section has 3 large full width drawers. The bottom section has 2 large drawers and 2 small drawers in the lower right hand corner. The sides of the tansu has black iron ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1367556
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Antique Japanese small Kiri (paulownia) wood bar tansu, with five front drawers opened by squared iron handles. Its three mid front drawers are kept secure by a locking bar with decorative iron plates. The side of the chest has a safe door, with pierced iron hardware. The safe door opens to reveal three more small drawers inside.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 23" L x 12" x 24" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1372010
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Antique Japanese 2-section isho tansu (chest on chest for clothing). Made with kiri (paulownia) wood. Original finish. Classic motifs include the round iron lock plates and warabite drawer pulls. The bottom corner of the piece holds two of the smallest drawers behind a safe door.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 38" L x 17.25" D x 40.75" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1375332
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Long Japanese half section Mizuya or buffet cabinet, constructed with Hinoki and Sugi wood. The piece holds a large upper and lower storage compartment with four sliding door panels.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 57 1/2" x 16" x 29" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1392622
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Antique Japanese 2-section kiri isho tansu (clothing chest), made with very light natural color kiri (paulownia) wood with iron hardware. 4 large exterior drawers with a safe box in the lower right hand side. The interior of the safe box has two small drawers and the door has a key. Iron hardware includes warabite shaped drawer pulls and square form lock plates.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 40" high x 36" wide x 16 1/2" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1400224
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The Hannya (般若) mask in Noh theater represents a jealous female demon. She possesses two sharp bull-like horns, metallic gold eyes, and a leering mouth with jagged teeth. The mask is all hand-carved with open eyes, nostrils, and mouth so the Noh performer can see, breathe, and speak. There are also two pierced holes at the temples to be secured against the head with cord. The Hannya is lacquered in a ruddy flesh tone, with black hair and blackened teeth, red and gilt lacquer eyes, red lips, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1403548
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Antique Japanese 2-section isho tansu (chest on chest for clothing) from Yonezawa Area. Drawer fronts are made of kiri (paulownia) wood, frame is made of sugi (cryptomeria) wood. 4 large drawers and 2 small drawers. Iron hardware includes round lockplates with butterfly mon (family crests) of the Taira Clan.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 41 1/2" high x 35 1/2" wide x 15 3/4" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1407678
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Antique Japanese small ko tansu for personal use. Made of kiri (paulownia) wood with iron hardware. Three large drawers and a small safe box in the lower right hand corner. Inside the safe box are two small drawers. Iron hardware includes round lock plates, warabite shaped drawer pulls, and corner bracing.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 23" high x 20 1/4' wide x 13 3/4" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #945351
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Japanese sword chest (katana tansu), made all of kiri (paulownia wood), 2 long drawers, iron hardware with square lock plates and warabite shaped drawer pulls, iron corner bracing, Meiji Period (1868-1912). Size: 12 1/2" high x 47 1/2" wide x 14 1/2" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1344766
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Antique Japanese ikebana basket made of woven bamboo, with large strips of bamboo interwoven with a network of thinner strips, and a tightly twisted handle. The inner vase is a large section of bamboo lined with metal.

Taisho period (1912-1925)

Size: 11" W x 16" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1356779
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Antique Japanese two section kimono tansu made with all natural finish Kiri (paulownia) hardwood. Adorned by handles and middle round metal lock incised with floral motifs. The upper section houses six long, shallow drawers for folded clothing, while the lower section holds three large drawers.

Taisho period (1912-1925)

Size: 42" L x 17.75" W x 67.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1920 item #1366359
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Antique Korean pair of bedside chests on stands, with natural burl front panels. Both chests have book-matched front doors, meaning each door mirrors the other, creating symmetry. Original finish wood.

Chosun period

Dimensions: 29.25" L x 14" D x 24.75" H (on stands)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1373969
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Japanese 2 section kimono tansu. Made with Kiri (paulownia) wood, all natural finish. The upper section holds 8 drawers, which is considered an auspicious number. The bottom section contains 2 drawers with warabite pulls mounted on pierced metal plates. The piece also contains a secret hidden compartment beneath the bottom drawer.

Taisho period (1912-1925)

Dimensions: 39.5" x 17.75" x 66.75" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1319478
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Beautiful tansu with a natural kiri wood front and gorgeous lacquer sugi frame, with iron hardware and black Iron handles on each of its drawers. Small locking door with a kan (ring shape) pull on its front. Its left and right sides have two iron handles and one large locking handle. Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) Size: 33.5" height, 29.75" width, 15.25" depth
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1194475
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Finely carved foo dog playing with a small ball done in Jade. The fur of the foo dog is carved in stylized scrolled motif with detail work showing each fur. Foo dogs are an auspicious motif in East Asia and often paintings and sculptures are produced. Age: 20th century. Size: height 1.3" width 1.75" length 2.5"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1200167
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Antique Japanese hanging silk scroll from the 19th century, Meiji 1868-1912. There is a beautiful scene of a courtesan and pair of Kamuro order, attendants, walking under a blossoming cherry blossom tree. The screen is signed by Koryusai with seal. It measures 18.25" wide by 24.5" long.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1950 item #1214201
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Chinese Ming style folding chair made of Jumu wood. Circa 1950's. Beautiful finish with fine attention to detail in the metal work. Comfortable seating position with wrap gorgeous wrap around arm rest. Dimensions: 42 1/2'' X 32' X 29'
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1235881
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An antique Chinese porcelain water coup glazed in a baby blue hued glaze. The bottom of the coup contains an inscription reading: Da Qing Guanxu Nianxin or Produced During the Reign of Emperor Guangxu , age 1875-1908. Size: Diameter 4" Height 1.3"