Finely woven folk art textile from the Philippines. Possibly an example of a T'nalak bark cloth weaving from the T'boli tribe. The weaving hangs about 49" (plus 3" of fringe) in length from a decorative wood rod and is about 19 1/2" wide (32" including the wood rod). The top of the textile is decorated with red, white and black bead work accented with brass bells. Imported in the 1980's, this textile was stored safely away and has never been hung. It is in excelle ...click for details
Chinese elm wood square low table in a natural finish with two deep drawers each on two alternating sides. Brass hardware appears to be original. Late 19th century. 19 5/8"H x 31 3/4" square. There is an old narrow moon shaped burn on the top (see enlargement 3) and there are a few small separations in the wood on the top from shrinkage. This piece is from a Tucson collection and was purchased by expatriates to Taiwan in the 1980's.
Korean Choson (Yi dynasty) two-section ichung nong (wardrobe chest) with two stands decorated with brass hardware. This flexible piece can be used as a single stacking chest or as two side tables. Persimmon wood front panels. 39 1/2"H x 28 3/8"W x 13"D (each section about 23"H on a stand). Circa 1880. Very good and solid overall condition with some slight puckering and separations in the burl wood veneer. The hardware was recently polished by the previous collector but shoul ...click for details
Chinese Qing dynasty elm wood rice chest. A removable top panel opens to reveal a single large storage area. Late 19th century. 33 ½”H x 28 ¼”W x 21 7/8”D. Very good overall condition with a natural finish. This piece is from the private collection of American expatriates who lived in Hong Kong in the 1970s and 1980s. Please contact us for out-of-state shipping quotes.
Large rectangular low Chinese table which might also have functioned as a foot stool. Late 19th century. Measures just over 31"L x 11"W x 6"H. It appears to be constructed of some type of hardwood. I have included a close up picture of the wood inside one of the two top panels. The table does not sit stable and is somewhat warped and misshapen. It is very sturdy and functions quite nicely as a display stand. This piece is from the private collection of American expatriates wh ...click for details
Chinese hardwood display table or vase stand. Late Qing to early Republic period. 19 3/4"L x 15 1/4"D x 10 7/8"H. It is in solid and sturdy overall condition. There are some separations in the floating panel on the top from shrinkage and there appear to be some old restorations. There is a crack in the vertical portion of each decorative side panel (see enlargement 5). This piece is from the private collection of American expatriates who lived in Hong Kong in the 1970s and 1980 ...click for details
Chinese Yuan dynasty qingbai (yingqing) porcelain storage jar with broad mouth, straight neck, and bulbous body which tapers to a splayed foot. It is covered all over in a pale translucent, finely crackled glaze. Both the interior and the recessed base are unglazed and burnt orange. This type of jar typically has a flat lid and the unglazed top rim suggests that might have been the case. 7 5/8” high. Dates circa 14th century. There is an old repair to the base (see enlargement 9) and one t ...click for details
Chinese Yuan dynasty olive colored crackle-glaze vase with brown crazing, the glaze thinly applied over a white slip. Two decorative loop handles on each side support rings. A pale green tinted white crackled glaze extends into the interior. The lower portion of the vase and base are unglazed revealing a cream colored body, a foot which is beveled inward, and a slight "chicken heart" bump in the center. Circa 14th century. 5 ¼” high x about 3 ½” diameter. Very good overall condit ...click for details
Chinese globular form wide mouth rice or grain measure jar decorated with a circular band of moulded bosses around the top shoulder. The brown glaze extends into the interior and ends well above the unglazed, slightly concave flat base which reveals a rough reddish-buff body. A prominent luting line is visible inside at the mid-section. Estimated to date from the Yuan dynasty (circa 14th century). 2 3/4" high x about 3 5/8" diameter. Good overall condition with no chips or cracks b ...click for details
Chinese late 19th century two door elmwood wardrobe cabinet with carved lower apron in a natural finish. A separate two door hat cabinet fits on top of the chest. Our ceiling height is not adequate to accommodate the hat cabinet in its proper position, so a photograph of the hat cabinet is available as enlargements 7 and 8. The interior of the chest features two drawers and two interior shelves. The hat cabinet has one interior shelf. A round brass lock plate is at the center of the doors and r ...click for details