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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1367856
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Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant chest of drawers) from the Kyoto region. The chest has an open shelved compartment, with a money slot on the bottom shelf that drops into the drawer below. With black iron warabite style handles on each drawer, 3 of which also have squared lock plates with chrysanthemum studs.

Edo Period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 28" L x 16.75" D x 24.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1367810
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$1,350.00
Antique Japanese tansu from the Nigata area of Japan. Most likely used by a merchant for storage. The 9 drawers are in three rows with the shallowest drawers along the top and gradually getting deeper toward the bottom of the chest. The hardware is all of iron and includes elegant hirute shaped drawer pulls, fan shaped lock plates and corner bracing. The wood is paulownia (kiri) wood.

Edo Period (early 1800's)

Dimensions: 19 1/2" high x 31" wide x 19" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1367773
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$6,000.00
Rare Japanese kakiemon ware porcelain jar. Of a tapered melon shape, with circular floral enso motifs of bamboo, blossoming cherry branches, hydrangea, kiri leaves. The Imperial dragon and phoenix paired to represent the emperor and empress. With overglaze green, red, and blue on white bisque ground. The domed lid topped with karakusa (octopus vine) and kiri leaf pattern.

19th century

Dimensions : 7.5" W x 10" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1367772
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$975.00
Antique Japanese small personal tansu, or ko tansu, made with Hinoki (cedar) wood. The chest holds six drawers, each with round locks and kakute (squared) handles. The sides of the tansu also have iron handles for carrying. One side has a special 6 character chop branded into the wood.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 35" L x 16.5" D x 20.25" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1367556
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$1,450.00
Antique Japanese small Kiri (paulownia) wood bar tansu, with five front drawers of small to large sizes opened by squared kakute iron handles. Its three midsize front drawers secure into place by a locking bar with decorative iron plates. The side of the chest has a safe door, with iron plating of the same motifs shown throughout the hardware. The safe door opens by a pull, revealing three more small drawers within...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1367355
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$1,850.00
Antique Japanese kannon biraki (opening door) isho tansu (clothing chest) in 2 sections. Made with kiri (paulownia) wood front with sugi (cryptomeria) wood top and sides. The top section has a pair of hinged doors which open to reveal two large drawers. The bottom section has two large drawers and a safe box in the lower right hand side. The hinged safe box door opens to reveal two small interior drawers, one of which has a hidden compartment...
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.

Docked for Exhibition in the 2017 San Francisco Fall Art and Antique Show

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 #1367134
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$2,500.00
Chinese snuff bottle, made with lapis lazuli, of a flattened flask shape, with carved Kirin front, and stopper made with yellow peking glass and agate.

Republic Period

Dimensions: 1.25" x 2.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1367132
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$2,250.00
Chinese monochrome peking glass snuff bottle, made of an intense bright orange glass, with hard stone stopper. The bottle shows imagery of dragons carved in relief over ocean wave ground. Its base is signed with 4 character mark.

Republic Period

Dimensions: 2.25" x 1.25" x 3.5"
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1367080
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Chinese hardwood altar table. With jade "coins" wrapped into the wood apron, carved to resemble rope. Standing on four tall and narrow legs.

Dimensions: 48" x 16" x 33.25" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1367078
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$8,500.00
Made of camphor wood, gold and red lacquer. The countenance of the Buddha has a full broad complexion and down cast eyes in complete contemplation, flowing robes, hand forming the crown mudra. The back has a consecration covering and three guardian entities; Goat, man, and pig.

The crown chakra (sahaswrara in Sanskrit) is the seventh of the main chakras and it is located outside of the physical body just above the head...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1367049
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Of dual construction technique lost wax casting and repousee work in order to achieve a realistic interpretation of the materials; Particularly the folds of fabric and the separate molding of the figure. The seated, embracing figures have a sense of spatial relation between the two, creating a tension in the composition and resulting in a naturalism of the posture. The upper body, head, hands, and feet are cast. The skirt and folds of fabric in dress is done in repousee...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1367043
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$5,500.00
Rimpa paint on Hinoki wood carving of Daruma. With polychrome hooded robe, decorated in tessellating pattern of gilt dragon mon and scrolling clouds on red ground. His face is painted in a fleshy tone, with painted mustache, beard, and exposed chest hairs. The iconic eyes are reverse painted glass. He stands on a blue ground painted cloud platform.

Late Edo Period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 15 3/8" x 10 3/4" x 29" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1920 item #1367042
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$4,000.00
Originally, this graceful sculpture may have stood at the doorway of a palace or temple as a warning to all malicious spirits not to enter. The tradition of lions guarding doors and gates is ancient and common to a great variety of cultures, including the Egyptians, Assyrians, Romans, and Chinese. There is a strong Chinese influence in this piece, suggesting open relations between the two cultures.

18th Century - Rajputana, India

Dimensions: 16 1/2" x 5 7/8" x 11 5/8"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1367041
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$5,500.00
A boxwood sculpture of the elephant deity Shoten embracing the female Kangiten. In Esoteric Buddhism, they signify matrimonial peace and bearing of offspring. Shoten is derived from Ganesha and is regarded as a wild one. Kangiten is an incarnation of the Eleven Headed Kannon. She appeases and converts him to Buddhism. Shoten and Kangiten are usually kept in a closed shrine as "secret sculptures" or Hibutsu (because of the sexual allusion)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1366777
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$650.00
Chinese peking glass snuff bottle, of pink/maroon colored peking glass. The bottle is carved with a duck floating in a pond, surrounded by lily pads and rock formations. Carved with 2 chops and a signature on its base. With hardstone and mixed metal stopper.

Dimensions: 2 7/8" H x 1" W