A scholar's square waisted huanghuali table with humpbacked stretchers joining legs of square section ending in hoof feet.The table top has been kept in it's original condition still showing the original ink stains made by the scholars who worked on the table. The table is 100% original with no added parts. The top of the table can be removed showing the exact fitting of all the joints. Size: H. 87.5cm W. 92.5 x 92.5cm...
A very rare Veneer Huanghuali Square table with an all huanghuali table top frame. Veneer pieces were made at the end of the Ming Dynasty as huanghuali wood was getting very scarce. You don't find many huanghuali veneer pieces around anymore which makes it a nice collectors item. The table still has the stains of the scholars ink as these tables were often used as work tables for scholars. I prefer leaving the stains rather then removing them...
An exceptional and rare pair of hungmu chairs also know as blackwood not to be confused with rosewood. Blackwood was used during the Qing Dynasty when there was no more Huanghuali.The back part of the chairs has a relief carving of a mother dragon and her baby. Age: Early 19th century. Size: H. 100.5cm. W. 65cm. Condition: No repairs. Normal wear.
An extremely rare pair of original 18th century elm wood lacquered folding chairs. All the parts are original including the original lacquer. Only replacements were the hardware in the folding joints as the originals had rusted out. The back panel has an open- work floral design with a cloud design on the upper and lower panels. The soft mat seat seems to be original. The chairs fold in a unique backward motion. Size: H. 104cm. Width between the arm rests. 58.5cm. Seat depth. 38.5cm. Condition...
A very rare pair of zitan drum stools with gourd cutout design. Size: H. 52cm. W. 37cm. Condition: Some minor age cracking which is common with old zitan wood. One small repair on one of the gourds and one piece missing from one of the gourds. See photos.
A rare, large and beautifully carved scholar's item made of huanghuali and carved with flower vases and a censer as the center piece, with the original hardware.The outer frame could be huanghuali or huali. It is unusual to find these wall decorations in huanghuali. Size: L. 86cm. W. 35cm Age: Late Ming, early Ching piece. Condition: No repairs. For serious inquires, I will send photos of the back of the piece.
An early Qing Nanmu side table. Nanmu side tables are extremely rare and one of my favorite softwoods. Nanmu is considered the best softwood for Ming and Qing furniture and was highly prized for its beauty. Size: L. 83.5cm. W. 40cm. H. 70.8cm. Condition: This piece was professionally restored with all of its original parts in Hong Kong. One small replacement piece on one corner.
A very long and fine striped carnelian military bead. One of the longest I have ever encountered. The striped bead is surrounded by a variety of rare striped carnelian beads and gold beads from the same period. Age: 100 AD. Condition: No repairs.
A very rare large striped bead with a variety of rare "football(soccer)" striped beads. These beads were most likely made in India even though they were found in Burma. Size: Total L. 66cm. Condition: No broken or chipped beads.
A striped carnelian bead necklace with many rare beads and two special unique diced shape etched beads between a long carnelian etched military bead. Age: 100BC to 100AD. Size: Total length. 66cm. Condition: All beads are in their natural state. No repairs.
Three rare and unusual tapered and striped Pyu carnelian bead necklace with many multi shaped and striped smaller carnelian and agate beads from the same period. Total length: 66 cm. Condition: All natural condition.
A beautiful and rare blackwood vanity chest. This is an unique piece and very large and quite heavy. It has all the original brass fittings and many drawers. There are many copies of this piece and this is the only original one I have come by in all the years I have been collecting. Age: Early 19th century. Size: L. 35cm. W. 25.8cm. H. 21cm. Condition: All original.