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Antique Japanese marquetry box. The front consists of 6 small drawers of various sizes, each intricately inlaid with tessellated hardwood patterns. The sides and top are covered with larger sections framing smaller marquetry pattern bursts that echo those on the drawers.
Age: Taisho Period (early 20th century)
Dimensions: 10 1/2" high x 11 3/4" wide x 5 1/8" deep
An antique Japanese Kadai (Bonsai or Ikebana display table) made of Rosewood. Cabriolet legs in a low profile design. Floating display surface prevents age cracks from occurring.
Age: Late Meiji-Taisho (1900-1920)
An antique Japanese merchant box made of Kuri (Chestnut) and Hinoki (Cypress) woods. All original hand forged iron hardware and wiped Urushi lacquer finish. Hinged door opens to four storage drawers. Top handle used for carrying this box from client to client. Originally used
Age: Edo Era (1800-1850)
Dimensions: 9 1/2" Wide by 10 1/2" High by 11 3/4" Deep
An antique Japanese Kasa No Dai (umbrella stand) made entirely of one solid block of burled Keyaki (Zelkova) wood. Entirely hand hewned and exquisitely carved into a wonderful sculpture of Japanese folkart (Mingei). Natural patina darkened over many years of careful use and display.
Age: Late Meiji Period (1900-1910)
Dimensions: 12" Wide by 21 3/8" High by 12" Deep
A contemporary Japanese burl hardwood stand designed in a sculptural asymmetric form. Makes a beautiful and elegant side table or table butler.
Age: Early 20th Century
Dimensions: 18" Wide by 28" High by 19" Deep
Rectangular kobako box in ivory with inlays of stones and mother-of-pearl according to the shibayama technique to represent insects. Combining this technique and the legs painted in the hollows of the ivory, the insects stand out and are highlighted by the play of volumes, materials and contrasts. Among them, there is a cricket, a firefly, a fly, a dragonfly, a ladybug and a butterfly...
This truly remarkable c.1900 cedar wood home shrine was refitted with shelves to be a storage rack. Folding doors fitted with copper metal fittings and a latch open to 3 shelves. Hangs on a wall from two unseen holes in the back. H: 33" ; Width: 28" and depth 6". great condition. Ask for shipping quote from CA.
An antique Japanese Chobako (merchant safe-keep box) made entirely of Kiri (Paulownia) wood with original hand forged iron hardware. Acquired a beautiful 200+ year old age patina. Hinged door secures 3 drawers behind which lies a secret box located behind the side by side drawers above.
Unusual side footing purposely made to provide air flow under the box...
An antique Japanese Chobako (merchant storage box) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All original hand forged iron hardware. Eight drawers of varying sizes for the storage of paper, writing brushes, inkstone, money, receipts and other merchant paraphernalia. Constructed using straight dovetail Japanese joinery and hardened wooden nails...
An antique Japanese scholar's desk made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Original hand forged iron hardware including the Hirute handles. Full moon design to each leg. Constructed using through mortise and tenon Japanese joinery.
Age: Meiji Period (1880-1890)
Dimensions: 31 1/2" Wide by 14 1/2" High by 14 1/4" Deep
An antique Japanese bellow (called Fuigo) made of Suginoki (Cryptomeria) wood. Used by sword makers and metal craftsmen to blow air into a Kama to increase the temperature of the fire.
Age: Meiji Era (1868-1912)
Dimensions: 19 3/4" Wide by 11 1/2" High by 6 3/4" Deep
An antique Japanese merchant chest called Choba Tsukue made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Two drawers used for the storage of an inkstone and brushes as well as paper for writing transaction records and receipts. The drawer interiors have minor ink stains which is a testament to its usage and function.
Age: Taisho Period (1912-1920)
Dimensions: 40" Wide by 13 1/4" High by 16 5/8" Deep
An antique Japanese Chobako (small merchant chest) made of Keyaki Burl (Zelkova) and Kirinoki (Paulownia) woods. Original and beautiful transparent Urushi lacquer finish showcases the underlying magnificent wood grain. Hand forged iron hardware including the Kakute handles on the 2 large drawers and the Hirute handle on the small security drawer. Minor sumi ink stains in the upper right drawer suggests that an inkstone and brushes were stored there for writing store records and receipts...
An antique Japanese Zeni Bako (money safe) made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Top cover is secured with an iron lock and serves a dual purpose. When closed, a slot is apparent for dropping coins into the box. When opened, the retrieval of the coins becomes convenient as well as keeping safe and storing paper money, IOUs, and financial bonds and certificates. A bottom drawer was often used to store writing paper, writing brushes and an inkstone...
A Keyaki (Zelkova) root burl bonsai stand with twisty gnarly roots supporting a flat surface. Beautiful original patina.
Age: Mid Century (1950-1960's)
Dimensions: 14 1/2" Wide by 13" High by 12 3/4" Deep
An antique Japanese Mingei folding ladder made of Hinoki (Cypress) wood. Used by a landscaper or gardener for pruning Bonsai trees, large shrubs, or fruit trees. All through mortise and tenon Japanese joinery for strength and durability. Folds flat for easy storage. Timeless architectural design reminiscent of Kyomizu Temple in Kyoto.
Age: Late Meiji/Taisho Era (1910-1920)
Dimensions (Opened): 21 1/2" Wide by 34 5/8" High by 24 1/2" Deep
An antique Japanese Kobako (personal storage box) made entirely of Hinoki (Cypress) wood. Hand forged iron hardware with Hirute handle and ring drawer pulls...
A large presentation tray in finely carved polished wood in the shape of a rounded stump cutout. The sides mimic the knotty grain of a tree trunk. This type of tray was used to present bonsai. Japan – Shôwa era (1926 – 1989) Length : 15.75 inch (40cm) – Width : 9.9 inch (25cm) – Height : 0.8 inch (2cm)