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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1920 item #1319412
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An interesting saddle bag possibly made from the hide of an ibex or mule like animal. The bag retains that rugged look used by the merchants who travelled across the Himalayas during the spring to Tibet and back bring goods from India to the Tibetan plateau. Age: Early 20th century Size: Length: 43.5" Width: 16.5"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1320616
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A large, hardwood (possible Huanghuali) Chinese antique altar cabinet with brass handles and other hardware, side panels with carvings of reticulated flowers, long underside panel carved with similar floral motif, large open interior space for storage, beautiful wood grain. Dates from the late 19th century. Size: 86" L, 20.5" D, 35" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1321780
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Antique Japanese 2 section isho tansu (clothing chest) from the Nihonmatsu area. Made with keyaki (elm) wood with dramatic grain and original deep reddish orange translucent lacquer finish. The chest is made up of four large drawers and a safe box in the lower right hand side which has two small drawers behind a locking safe door (with key). Lovely iron hardware includes warabite shaped drawer pulls, large lock plates with pine motif and elaborate cross bracing on the the safe door. Solid K...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1322467
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Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant's chest) made of keyaki (elm) wood with beautiful original finish and patina. The chest has two sets of sliding door panels and a total of 8 exterior drawers. On the right side is a vertical compartment with two small shelves most likely originally for ledger books. This is covered by a drop in panel. On the lower right is a small safe door with two visible interior drawers and one secret drawer. The tansu has wonderful wooden side bracing and iron han...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1322892
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Original example of a Japanese antique isho tansu from the Matsumoto area. Made all of kiri (paulownia) wood with original patina (frame, top, sides, and drawers). Iron hardware includes money bag shaped lock plates specific to Matsumoto tansu, moko shaped drawer pulls and elaborately cut handle back plates and drawer corner bracing. The tansu has 5 large drawers and the lower right hand side has a safe box with 2 small interior drawers.

Late Edo to Early Meiji Period.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1322979
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Antique Chinese painting of Taoist immortals and scenes from their stories. Swirling clouds surround each scene in a heavenly vignette. Painted in ink and light colors on paper and framed. Provenance: from the estate of James G Jameson, Southern California. 19th century. Size of painting only: 55 1/2" high x 30" wide. Size including frame: 60 3/4" high x 35" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1323074
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Japanese single section isho tansu (clothing chest) from the Iwayado area. It is made with keyaki (elm) wood on the front and has a beautiful all original translucent lacquer finish. This chest consists of four drawers of different sizes. Elaborate iron hardware includes a very large phoenix shaped lock plate on the top drawer and two peony shaped lock plates on two of the other drawers. Drawer pulls are warabite shaped. There is a lovely old original patina around all the iron work on the f...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1323172
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Antique Japanese stringed instrument called a koto, with a black lacquer box lined in fabric with floral motif and a cherry blossom crest in gilt lacquer on the lid. It is made from kiri wood (paulownia) and is covered in beautiful, intricate inlay of coral, mother of pearl, and shells in the forms of various flowers and birds. A koto player would kneel before the instrument to play. Special bridges are used on each string to alter the pitch. Size: 4.5" H x 9" W x 70" L
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1323478
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Unusual Antique Japanese two section (imho) clothing tansu with a kiri wood front and beautiful lacquered top, sides, and back. Each drawer has a round iron lockplate with the image of a crane. Nice small size for a two section tansu. Original finish. Meiji Period (1868 - 1912). Size: 37" H x 35" L x 16" W
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1323583
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Chinese unmounted scroll painting of an abstract floral scene. Earthy tone pigments create a beautiful contrast. Red artist stamp of Wang Zhonghe (born 1946), who held a recent exhibition in Saudi Arabia. Size: (entire scroll) 46.5" H, 25" W (artwork only) 38.5" H x 19" W
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1324424
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Stunning large Antique Japanese ishidoro - stone temple garden lantern, carved all of granite in 6 sections. The lotus base is carved so that it is still connected to the natural rock. The lantern section is different than most ishidoro in that it's roof is rounded and does not have curling corners but instead is more mushroom like in form. The light box is hexagonal and is carved in relief. Edo/Meiji Period. Size: 66" high x 24" wide x 30" wide (at widest point of base).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1324982
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Antique Japanese Buddhist temple hanging drum on original tripod stand. Finished in black lacquer with gold lacquer accents. Topped with a nicely detailed carved panel of protective flames. Old repairs with calligraphy paper seen on the drum add charm and character. Meiji period (1868-1912) Unusual piece with tons of character. Size: 55.5" H x 28" W x 24" D
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1325097
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Antique Japanese wrought iron lantern with garden scenes. The lantern would have been placed in a temple where a candle would have been lit. The This lantern has four panels: the door: a bird, bamboo branch, tree, sun in the clouds. The lid is round with a handle for hanging. The base is round with three feet. The door latches closed. It measures 11" diameter, 8" tall. Taisho period, circa 1920.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1325313
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Antique Japanese chose tansu also known as a merchant chest. Made with solid kiri (paulownia) wood. Every drawer has decorative locks and iron hirute shaped handles. Two sliding opens open to reveal a roomy storage compartment. Bottom safe box has three small doors within. Meiji period (1868-1912) Size: 31" H x 31" W x 16" D
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1325463
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Antique Japanese two-section tansu in gorgeous original Keyaki (hardwood) with original lacquer finish, with red lacquer top and sides. Iron hardware of a rosy tone adorns each corner and drawer front, such as kakute (squared) shape handles and fleur de lis style locks. Side safe box holds two small drawers within for small treasures. The tansu sits on a custom stand. Key is included. Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) Size: 37" H x 33.5" W x 17" D
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1325584
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Antique Korean three section lacquer cabinet, with elaborate inlaid scenes of various birds, deer, fish, and flowers. Auspicious creatures with fish tails, turtle shells, and the head of mammals are also seen in several panels. Brass hardware decorates the pieces such as butterfly shaped lockplates and hinges. Each section has double doors with wonderful paintings inside each door, depicting various scenes of nature and happy school children. 19th century Size: 69" H x 39" W x 21" D
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1325930
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Beautiful Antique Japanese koruri dans also known as an apothecary tansu. Made from kiri and sugi wood, with one hundred and two small drawers! Each inscribed with the name of a herb/medicine that was to be stored in slotted compartments. There are two thin drawers at its center bottom with flower shaped handle backs and two larger drawers at either side. Each drawer has a round black iron handles.

Early Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 33" height, 33" length, 7.25" depth
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1326318
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Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant chest) made with dramatic Keyaki (elm) wood in original lacquer finish. Features sliding doors with vertical slats with a long, single drawer above and two drawers below with lock bar, corner safebox, two plain drawers at the very bottom. Wonderful original condition. Very high quality choba tansu. Original key is included. Edo period (1615-1868) circa 1850s. Size: 39" H x 29.5" W x 17" D