Collection Samples

Jewelry Box, Lord David Linley, English
Jewelry Box, Lord David Linley, English Sold Out - $ 1,200.00
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Japanese Buddhist Prayer Beads, 19th Century
Japanese Buddhist Prayer Beads, 19th Century $ 1,375.00
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Antique Japanese Bozugappa (Travel Cape), Edo Period
Antique Japanese Bozugappa (Travel Cape), Edo Period $ 950.00 $ 1,760.00
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Guillermina Updates

Guillermina Shop Schedule Amid COVID-19

March 21, 2020

Dear friends, In this trying and unsettling time, thinking of everyone’s health and safety, we have decided to close the shop for now until such time as the threat diminishes.  In the meantime, if you feel in need of easing stress and cabin fever, we are always available to a one-on-one appointment, or you can always browse our website. Email guillerminapointrichmond@gmail.com to set up an appointment with us. Shelter in, be careful, stay healthy! - Guillermina

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What is a “Tansu” ?

April 19, 2019

Tansu, A generic term for chests.  Tansu comes in various shapes, sizes and function.  Isho dansu is to store clothing, Mizuya , literally means “water room” is the Japanese word for a kitchen chest.  The kaidan dansu (staircase chest) is probably one of my favorite tansu.  They were used for access to upstairs, the drawers for storage .  There are wheeled chests(Kuruma dansu), heavy duty used to store family heirlooms, Ship’s chest (funadansu),carried the Captain’s ship papers and coins. Kodansu are small chests,  Medicine chest (Kusuri dansu), Cho-dansu(Merchant chest), Katana-dansu(sword chest), Chadansu(tea chests), And then there are the boxes, zenibako(accountant’s box), saisenbako(temple offertory boxes), getabako(shoe cabinet) haribako(sewing box).  Tansu have very distinctive metalwork, handforged iron handles and depending on the...

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