We have a good selection of Ranma carvings showing various different scenes. Each of the cedar transoms are roughly six feet long and the planks are over one inch thick. Hand carved in detailed relief giving a lot a depth. In all original antique condition with all the warmth of age. In very good condition.
Prices range from $350 each to $1,100 for a pair
SOLD – Three level five drawer katanadansu samurai sword chest in all Keyaki wood with hand forged iron hirute (leech style) handles. Originally used by a samurai to store his swords of various sizes and their parts. In all original condition with original 2 centuries of patina. In very good condition.
Dates to the mid Edo era (c. 1800).
SOLD – Suzuribako calligraphy chest, solid paulownia wood, dates to the mid Meiji era (c. 1880)
Chadansu (tea chest) for the display of tea ceremony implements. Three available in different styles.
Price from $595 to $1450
SOLD – The huge sake jug known as a tokkuri, was used to store and dispense sake. In this case it was at the Fuji Izakaya in Nagano city (長野藤居酒屋) where this was used. The cobalt blue graze is striking with the flowing calligraphy and image of Mt. Fuji on the reverse.
Over 12″ in diameter and 16″ tall.
SOLD – This is one of the oldest pieces that we have in stock right now. It is nearly 250 years old dating to the mid Edo Era, circa 1780. This is a funa-dansu, a portable Japanese ship’s chest used to store document and valuables as well as the ship’s log. It is constructed of solid keyaki wood (zelkova). All hand forged iron hardware with waribite (fern hand) style drawer pulls in a protective burnt lacquer finish. There are five drawers in the ship’s chest. The chest comes with a custom iron base pedestal.
Mid Edo Era, circa 1780.
11 3/4″ wide by 22 1/4″ high by 14 3/4″ deep.
Funa-dansu, a portable Japanese ship’s chest used to store document and valuables as well as the ship’s log. It is constructed of solid kiri wood (paulownia). All hand forged iron hardware with hirute (leech) style drawer pulls in a protective burnt lacquer finish. All seven drawers have locks.
Late Edo Era, circa 1840. 22 1/4″ wide x 23″ high x 15 3/4″ deep.
SOLD – Kiri-ko-dansu (small personal tansu chest) made of solid kiri (paulownia) wood. This chest was made to hold ones personal possessions including documents money and writing tools. It has an interesting configuration of several various size drawers and doors. Dating to the early Showa era (c. 1926) it still has all its warm aged patina from nearly a century of loving use. It measures 23 1/2″ wide by 18″ high and 11″ deep. A great piece of Japanese history and an interesting very solid functional piece of furniture. Includes functional locks with key