Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre 1837 VR item #1390720 (stock #ARCH13)
Ancient East
$2,195
DESCRIPTION: A pair of substantial, deeply carved Chinese doors originating from Zhejiang province and dating from the early 1800’s, Qing dynasty. These handsome, heavy solid elm doors still have all of their original pegs attached, which would have been set into round sockets at the top and bottom, allowing the doors to be opened and closed.

The top panels are carved with flowers and a repeating swastika pattern, the Chinese character meaning good fortune or longevity. A pair of carved c...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1390672 (stock #A-UTL11)
Ancient East
$185
DESCRIPTION: A good woven wicker French fishing creel with lid having a rectangular hole and leather straps attached to the rounded creel body. A long sturdy canvas and leather strap threads through two holes in the back for wearing over the shoulder. The metal maker’s tag on top reads “MF, FERAX, MANUFACTURE FRANCAIS” stamped on a raised fish. Early 20th C., good condition with very minor losses to wicker. DIMENSIONS: 13.25” wide x 9” high x 7” deep.
All Items : Fine Art : Sculpture : Wood : Contemporary item #1390600 (stock #W-FIG11)
Ancient East
$380
DESCRIPTION: This pair of Native American Hopi hand carved Kachina (or Katsina) dolls includes “Antelope Kachina” with turquoise shirt and black antlers, signed Raphael Jose Jr. 2004, and “Mr. and Mrs. Kokopelli” signed D MASA, Hopi. The Kokopelli Kachina cleverly comes in two parts, which when separated show the couple as nude figures. DIMENSIONS: Tallest 10.25” high.

CULTURAL BACKGROUND: The Hopi people live primarily on three mesas in northeastern Arizona, about 70 miles from ...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Textiles : Pre 1950 item #1390351 (stock #RG20)
Ancient East
$2,770
DESCRIPTION: A semi-antique wool Karaja runner with very good color, mostly in red with teal blue, white & black accents. Seven central medallions (a characteristic of Karaja rugs) are surrounded with a wide border having intricate designs. Karaja is the home of some of the finest runners made in Iran of which this is a good example. This hand-knotted carpet is in good condition with ample pile that will give years of service. DIMENSIONS: 3'9” wide x 11'6” long.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Mirrors : Pre 1920 item #1390284 (stock #W-DA3)
Ancient East
$325
DESCRIPTION: An antique Spanish Colonial style painted sheet metal mirror, 19th to early 20th C., continental Europe. Acanthus leaves decorate the painted border, topped by an elaborate floral crest with center figural medallion. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw. CONDITION: Good, few minor dents to sheet metal. DIMENSIONS: 19.25" high x 10.75" wide.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1389902 (stock #A-FIG3)
Ancient East
$135
DESCRIPTION: Two well carved burl eagle heads with fierce, proud eyes, hooked beaks and puffed, feathered necks. On the reverse of each you can see the highly intricate structure of the burl wood from which they were taken. This folk art artisan carver captured the majesty and essence of the USA’s national symbol, the Bald Eagle. The wood is from the Chinaberry tree which is native to Southern Asia, Australia and Oceania; however the tree was introduced to the American Southwest and Mexico by...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1389294 (stock #SCH388)
Ancient East
$395
DESCRIPTION: A fine red and gilt Chinese scholar's ink cake in circular form with the front and back molded in relief in the form of a foo dog (shi shi) with tightly curled mane. Both the front and back have raised Chinese characters in relief. Excellent condition in original box, and dating from the first quarter of the 20th C. or earlier. DIMENSIONS: 2 ¾” diameter (7 cm).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Pre 1970 item #1388720 (stock #W-FIG33)
Ancient East
$75
DESCRIPTION: A painted metal devotional candle holder depicting the Sacred Heart of Christ with a yellow sunburst design behind a heart with flames and crown of thorns. Wall mounted with hanger on reverse; very good condition; Mexican. DIMENSIONS: 12.75” high x 9” wide.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Lighting : Pre 1970 item #1388271 (stock #A-MTL11)
Ancient East
$1,200
DESCRIPTION: A wonderful set of vintage outdoor metal and glass ‘caged onion lamps.’ It’s rare to acquire a full set of vintage outdoor lighting in such good condition. These lanterns are of a nice larger size with tall upper metal hooked hangars and with the original (and wonderfully squatty) large glass onion globes. Contemporary reproductions of this traditional outdoor lamp tend to be smaller in size. This set comes from a New York estate, and would be an eye-catching addition to a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1388222 (stock #PTF148)
Ancient East
$985
DESCRIPTION: A fierce pair of Chinese pottery foo dogs, early Qing, 18th/19th C., covered with a heavy green glaze and seated on pedestals. Each bares its teeth ferociously while holding a ball between their front paws as well as in their mouths. Good detail with finely ribbed backs and curled manes. Very good condition. DIMENSIONS: Each approximately 9 ½” high (24 cm) x 5” wide (12.7 cm).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Dolls : Pre 1970 item #1387995 (stock #W-FIG27)
Ancient East
$330
DESCRIPTION: An elegant and stately santos cage doll (a Virgin Mary bastidor), with grey bodice and hand carved, delicate wooden face in sacred, peaceful expression, framed by a radiant gilt-tin halo. Her arms and hands are articulated from the shoulder; four wooden slats form the frame. Good condition. DIMENSIONS: 24” high; 6 7/8” diameter base.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Boxes : Pre 1950 item #1387371 (stock #A-BSK13)
Ancient East
$195
DESCRIPTION: Vintage wood advertising crate with “Jell-O” and other messages stenciled on four sides; dovetailed corners. Good condition, expected usage ware, sturdy. DIMENSIONS: 14” long x 6” high x 8”deep.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1387214 (stock #BSK79)
Ancient East
$225
DESCRIPTION: An attractive Asian fishing creel, fashioned from woven split bamboo with wood base and neck, and an attached tightly woven string for hanging. A creel is used for carrying fish or blocks of peat moss which function as an evaporative cooler when dipped into a creek, keeping the catch chilled. This type of creel with a woven, partially open top can also be used to catch lobsters and other crustaceans. Good condition with a nice aged patina. DIMENSIONS: 9” wide x 11” high x 6...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1930 item #1387159 (stock #W-PT11)
Ancient East
$5,890
DESCRIPTION: Fine Acoma Pueblo terra cotta olla, circa 1920, with intricate black on white geometric designs with blossom, eye and cross themes; unsigned, good condition, no chips or repairs. DIMENSIONS: 8 3/4" high x 9 1/8" diameter.

ABOUT ACOMA POTTERY: Thin, hand fired walls (a common and sought after characteristic of Acoma pottery), light weight, and geometric designs characterize Acoma pottery. The Acoma Pueblo, also known as "Sky City," is located 50 miles west of Albuquerque near E...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1960 item #1386911 (stock #A-UTL7)
Ancient East
$120
DESCRIPTION: This wonderful old pulley reflects the beauty of vintage industrial design and today would make a decorative accent in a farmhouse or industrial setting. The pulley is an ancient simple machine that, when used with a rope, will reduce the amount of force needed to lift a load. On this pulley, the heavily cast, pierced metal shaft and swivel eye are painted red, and are attached to a grooved wooden wheel with a snatch pin. Excellent, workable condition. DIMENSIONS: 13 ¼” long; w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1386732 (stock #CCM10)
Ancient East
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DESCRIPTION: A two door, two drawer Chinese chest in a vernacular or “Chinese country” style, made from elmwood (jumu) and lacquered red, with an attractive “key fret” patterned on the bottom stretcher. Rounded beveled panels have been carved into the two sides, the drawer fronts and the two doors which swing open on brass hinges to reveal generous storage space. Handmade in Shanxi Province using traditional Chinese methods of joinery (no nails, only joints), these chests make vibrant ac...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : American Indian : Jewelry : Pre 1990 item #1386639 (stock #W-JO33)
Ancient East
$475
DESCRIPTION: A fine hand stamped sterling sunburst design pendant with a large, high quality Cerillos mine turquoise stone set in shadowbox style. Reverse is stamped, “E. Bilagody, Sterling.” A Navajo silver artist, Ernest Bilagody is based in Gallup, NM. Late 1900s, excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 2-1/4" x 1-5/8"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Walking Sticks : Pre 1970 item #1386488 (stock #A-FA7)
Ancient East
$495
DESCRIPTION: A carved wood cane by Philadelphia carver, Milton Jews (American, b. 1932), with a wolf head grip having abalone eyes, and leaf carvings winding down the shaft of the stick. “J3881” is stamped on the lower shaft near the artist’s stamped name, “Milton Oliver Jews.” The word “Windy” is carved in bold relief on the opposite lower shaft. The cane is accented with an aluminum ring toward the neck for attaching a strap or cord to wear the cane over the shoulder, and a rub...