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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1910 item #1363174
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Japanese antique 2-section isho tansu stacking clothing chest, made of kiri (paulownia) wood. The top section of this chest has two large drawers. The bottom section has two large drawers of different sizes. In the lower right hand side of the bottom section is a safe box with a hinged door which opens to reveal two small interior drawers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1363173
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Antique Japanese cha tansu (tea ceremony chest) with altar style scroll end motifs. Made with gorgeous Keyaki (elm) wood, with book-matched natural burl front panels, bordered with Persimmon wood. The upper area contains two compartments behind two sliding panels and two opening doors, one with decorative tassels. Below are several tiers of shelves for displaying tea ceremony articles. The lower region of the tansu contains the largest compartment with sliding panels and four drawers below...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1920 item #1363164
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A Chinese scholar's calligraphy brush rest, composed of mixed metals, in the form of a dragon resting on clouds. The hollow underside shows patina from oxidation.

Dimensions: 7.5" L x 2.5" D x 2.25" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1920 item #1363154
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Antique Korean bowl, with a rich crackle celadon glaze. Its outer edges are incised with thick lotus petals. The bowl displays small, buff areas, bare from the natural dripping of the glaze.

Dimensions: 6.5" x 2.75" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1362871
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Antique Japanese small choba tansu (merchant's chest) made with Hinoki (cedar) and Sugi (cypress) hardwoods, in original honey tone finish. Gorgeous condition. The piece features 7 exterior drawers and 2 interior drawers, behind a small corner safe door, all with rounded warabite style iron pulls, and most of which feature rounded lock plates. Two sliding panels in the center of the piece open to reveal a roomy storage compartment. The panels feature decorative lingzhi motif hardware...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1362867
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$2,500.00
Antique Japanese half section Mizuya. Made with a Hinoki (cedar) wood frame, with Sugi (cypress) sides, and Keyaki (elm) front panels in a dark reddish contrast to the lighter body. This piece will yield plenty of storage space for various articles. The left side of the chest holds two long, open compartments behind four sliding top panels and two panels below, with pierced floral motifs and chrysanthemum pulls. Three medium drawers sit at the bottom...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1362738
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$650.00
A small, charming Kiri (paulownia wood) tansu for the storage of personal items. With five drawers opened by warabite style pulls, plus an upper shelved compartment behind two sliding panels with locking pin. Original condition and finish.

Taisho period (1912-1925)

Dimensions : 23.75" L x 11.75" D x 18.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1362482
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$450.00
Unusual Japanese wood carving of a figure, appearing to be a foreign man, who wields an axe head. The figure is seated, kneeling upon a jagged throne. The patina of the carving shows remnants of old lacquer.

Dimensions: 7.5" L x 5.5" D x 11" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Pre 1920 item #1362481
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$300.00
Antique Thai panel with red and gilt pigments, featuring detailed hand-carvings of two dancing human figures with a monkey over a reticulated ground of various flora.

Dates from the 19th century

Dimensions : 13"L x 2" D x 16.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1362471
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$150.00
Japanese small porcelain blue and white water dropper, of a rectangular form with four very short legs. The top of the piece features lingzhi, lotus, and tight scrolling motifs with floral medallions over waves on its sides.

Dimensions: 2.25" L x 1.75" D x .75" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1920 item #1362468
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$5,000.00
Antique Korean blue and white porcelain water dropper. The large body is rectangular with designs of scholar rock formations and a cherry blossom branch on its top surface in underglaze cobalt blue. Two small frogs serve as air holes adding a whimsical charm to the piece.

Dates from the 18th/19th century

Dimensions: 5" L x 2.75" D x 2.75" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1920 item #1362467
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$2,500.00
Antique Korean blue and white water dropper in the shape of a fan. The top surface design is of a blossoming cherry branch with fan outline in cobalt underglaze, while the foot is left bare.

Dates from 19th century. Dimensions : 4" L x 2.25" D x 1.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1362466
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$8,000.00
Antique Japanese large 2-panel screen, depicting two large paintings of swimming carp and reeds in sumi ink. Gold leaf and silk borders each panel.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 74" L x 68.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1362459
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Price on Request
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1362426
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$1,000.00
Antique Japanese Buddhist Temple lantern made of gilt copper with a wooden interior armature and iron handle. This six sided lantern is decorated all over with ornate pierced karakusa, scrolling arabesque filigree. Both top and bottom of the lantern have six trapezoidal friezes, each with a three dimensional medallion in it's center depicting alternating crests of blossoms and Buddhist symbols. The interior is lined with it's original paper...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Pre 1920 item #1362422
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$2,500.00
Antique Korean blue and white porcelain square water dropper, raised on 4 short L-shaped feet with artist's signature in cobalt blue on the base. Design of flowers on the top surface in cobalt blue underglaze.

Dates from the 19th century

Dimensions: 3.25" L x 2.5" D x 1.75" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1362391
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Antique Japanese ikebana (flower arranging) basket, very finely hand-woven with thin strips of bamboo. Its form is narrow towards the mouth of the basket and flutes slightly towards the squared base, with four knot-woven feet, and the frame of the basket is reinforced with thicker bamboo sections, secured with tight coils. The handle is formed by natural Wisteria burl root. With hand inscribed signature on the base.

Dimensions : 9" x 7" x 19.75" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1362323
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A very large pair of hardwood transom / temple architectural elements, elaborately carved with charming motifs of squirrels eating from grape vines. The carvings are deeply recessed with raised outside edges of a scrolling form. Realistic grape vines and leaves continue along the underside of each transom. Very heavy. (pictured with a tansu for scale. not included)

Early 19th Century

Dimensions : 75" L x 7" D x 19" H