All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1800 item #1046704 (stock #WD-066)
A very rare Chinese veneer huanghuali cabinet with the original marble inserts. The back of the cabinet still has the original fiber coating that was used during the Ming and early Ching Dynasties. See last photo. This cabinet was most likely made during the transitional period from Ming to Ching. Age: Early 18th Century Size: H.189cm W. 126cm D. 63cm Condition: All original. The drawers are probably a replacement...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #1197170 (stock #MUS-001)
A rare huanghuali wood Chinese "violin" called an erhu. The main body is carved from a single piece of huanghuali wood, its top stretched with snake skin of beautiful patterning. The bottom of the main body has a sound hole with an openwork carving of a stylized "shou" character meaning longevity (this bottom panel is a separate piece of wood)...