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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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1366775
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An antique, entirely custom hand-painted Japanese three section kimono tansu. Made of Kiri (paulownia) wood.

Taisho period (1912-1925)

Dimensions : 35.75" L x 16.75" D x 64.75"H

A write up from the artists :

"Orchidelirium"

The Japanese were cultivating orchids in the Edo era 400 years ago, long before the hothouse phenomenon in Victorian England...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1366765
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$800.00
Antique Japanese small tansu from the Sakata region, with original red lacquer top and sides and black lacquer front. The top and bottom drawer are decorated by large iron lock plates, incised with a bamboo forest, blossoming cherry trees, and small flying birds. The corner hardware on the face of each drawer also show floral motifs.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 33.75" L x 15.5" D x 18.75" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1366721
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$1,200.00
Antique Japanese small tansu from the Sakata region, with original red lacquer top and sides and black lacquer front. The top drawer's iron lock plate is incised with the image of a flying crane and pine branches; The bottom drawer's lock is incised with an ancient turtle with many tails. This imagery represents good health and longevity. Key is included.

Meiji Period (1868-1912) Dimensions: 32.75" L x 15.75" D x 20" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1366718
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$2,700.00
Antique Japanese isho tansu (clothing chest) in two sections from Motsumoto area. This tansu has drawer fronts made of solid keyaki (elm) wood with dramatic grain. The frame is made of sugi (cryptomeria) wood. It is lacquered a deep reddish brown on the sides and top while the front frame is lacquered black. The top portion of the chest has three full width drawers. The bottom section has 4 drawer of different sizes including 2 small drawers...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1366716
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$1,150.00
Japanese 2-section isho tansu (clothing chest of drawers), from the Kyoto area. The chest is made with Sugi (cypress) wood in the original glossy red lacquer finish a lacquering process know asiro-urushi (色漆), literally "color lacquer"and has 11 drawers with charming heart-shaped keyholes and black iron warabite pulls. The top section houses a large open compartment behind two Keyaki (elm) sliding panels in a dark finish, with black lacquer frames...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1366657
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$950.00
Antique Japanese small merchant's box. Although this tansu has the appearance of a gyosho bako (peddler's box), it does not have loops for carrying straps so most likely, it was custom made for a merchant's raised platform area. All of the drawers have iron lock plates and one of the smaller drawers is stained with ink (probably that was drawer in which an ink stone and brushes were kept for conducting business.). The top three drawers are all the same depth, while the remaining drawers ha...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1366580
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$1,650.00
Antique Japanese choba-ko tansu (small merchant's chest), made of natural Kiri (paulownia) hardwood (original finish). The chest holds a large open compartment with a single shelf behind two large doors, lined with 7 outer drawers. Each drawer opens by a squared, black iron handle. The smallest bottom-left drawer acts as a money collection box, with a coin slot right above it.

Edo Period (1680-1868) c1800

Dimensions: 23" L x 8.75" D x 20.5" H