Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1371003 (stock #SCH372)
Ancient East
$1,495
DESCRIPTION: A rectangular zitan scholar’s box with sliding lid decorated with yellow bamboo in the tiehuang technique. Such a box would be used to store various calligraphy tools that the Chinese scholar might use. The beautiful, deep black wood of the box has grooves for the sliding lid and is joined at the corners. Decorating the lid is a bamboo appliqué, deftly carved with two confronting curled dragons among lingzhi fungus, a Daoist symbol of immortality. Dating from the early 19th C. (i...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1970 item #1370958 (stock #W-RG15)
Ancient East
$520
DESCRIPTION: A light brown and white pony hide rug, the soft fur longer than that of traditional cowhide. Wonderful for throwing over a sofa in your Southwestern home or Northwestern lodge, or toss it on the floor for a soft floor covering. Good condition. DIMENSIONS: 84” X 68"
All Items : Artists : Folk Art : Pre 1990 item #1370901 (stock #A-FA10)
Ancient East
$475
DESCRIPTION: A charming folk art sculpture depicting a seated blue & white cat holding a fish in its mouth under its long, curved whiskers. By Pennsylvania contemporary folk artist and sculptor, G&G Hosfeld; artist signed and dated on bottom, "G&G Hosfeld, 1983, Souderton, PA." Excellent condition; a warm and whimsical accent piece for your farmhouse, country or lake cabin décor. DIMENSIONS: 8 1/4"wide x 11 7/8" high x 4 1/2" thick.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1837 VR item #1370834 (stock #WLF-CH1)
Ancient East
$4,800
DESCRIPTION: A rare and beautiful Chinese daybed or opium bed (also referred to as a lady's couch bed, lohan, or "ta" bed), the black lacquered wood back and side panels shaped as an unfurled scroll with elaborate decorations including figural scenes, animals, flowers and birds, Chinese poetry and pierced gilt carvings. These surround a rectangular support frame topped with a woven mat seat. Below the seat an elaborately carved skirt stretches between thick, boldly carved legs.

This well-pre...

All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Early : Pre 1900 item #1370789 (stock #A-CBL1)
Ancient East
$1,895
DESCRIPTION: This early to mid 19th c. high-back pine bucket-bench, or cupboard, is a graceful and highly unusual piece of American country & primitive furniture. With shaker-like sensibility, this utilitarian piece would have been at home in the foyer where you could sit while taking off snowy boots, or in the kitchen used as storage for crocks of grain and other staples, or on the covered porch by the entry where you could place groceries or packages while opening the front door.

This bu...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1920 item #1370696 (stock #W-FIG24)
Ancient East
$545
DESCRIPTION: An engaging carved wood santo figure of a winged cherub, most likely carved in the Philippines. This figure, dating from the early 1900’s, is depicted with black hair, inset glass eyes and extended wings. CONDITION: Some age appropriate losses to original paint. DIMENSIONS: 6.5" high x 16" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1370665 (stock #WD25)
Ancient East
$995
DESCRIPTION: A framed Japanese scroll painting of an ox in black ink on beige rice paper. A poem is inscribed in loose strokes at the top portion of the painting and is signed at the bottom by the artist, Kano Eigaku (1790 – 1867). Attractively framed with an archival silk mat in a faux black bamboo, the painting is in good condition and dates from the first half of the 19th C.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Kano Eigaku was born in Kyoto and studied the Kano style under his father-in-law, Kano Eishun,...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Silver : Native American : Pre 1970 item #1370561 (stock #W-JO3)
Ancient East
$885
DESCRIPTION: An impressive Native American, hand-crafted, sterling silver cuff bracelet with a wide band set with eight large turquoise stones, each having brown to black veining. Each stone is framed by four silver flower beads, all within a silver twisted wire border. Excellent condition, no chips to stones, very comfortable and beautiful on the wrist. DIMENSIONS: Inner circumference is 6.75" including wrist opening (adult medium size); 8 stones, each 3/4” x 5/8”; band is 1.25” wide;...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Specialty : Kitchenware : Pre 1920 item #1370362 (stock #A-UTL4)
Ancient East
$50
DESCRIPTION: No country kitchen is complete without a few antique kitchen tools on display. Harkening back to homemade apple pies, here we have two long wooden rolling pins with handles plus a long wooden kitchen spoon to add to you display collection. All are in good, useable condition with normal wear from age and usage. DIMENSIONS: Longest rolling pin is 23.75”, second is 22.75” long.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1370225 (stock #SCH154)
Ancient East
$325
DESCRIPTION: An attractive scholar's calligraphy brush, crafted using long brown horsehair bristles attached to a bulbous ox-horn ferrule and segmented, solid ox- horn shaft. A very handsome brush in good condition from the latter Qing Dynasty, which would have been used for calligraphy or painting. DIMENSIONS: 14” long (35.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : French : Revival : Pre 1900 item #1369807 (stock #W-CH3)
Ancient East
$4,850
DESCRIPTION: A beautiful pair of late 19th century French carved walnut armchairs, with original gros point and petit point upholstery with nail head trim, the backrests with a central scrolling cartouche framing two maidens encircled with flowers. The seats and back are upholstered in dark blue/back fabric over a turned H-shaped stretcher base with a pierced, carved front stretcher, raised on animal paw feet. Very good condition, and the perfect complement to an Old World decor. DIMENSIONS: 44...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Decorations : Graphic Art : Posters : Pre 1920 item #1369751 (stock #A-WD2)
Ancient East
$1,480
DESCRIPTION: E. (Edward) P. (Penfield) WWI patriotic lithographic poster, "Every Girl Pulling for Victory", featuring a young woman rowing a boat named “VICTORY.” Caption at base reads, “VICTORY GIRLS, UNITED WAR WORK CAMPAIGN.” Signed lower left; very good condition, no fading or defects visible. DIMENSIONS: 27 1/2" H x 22 1/4" W.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: The United War Work Campaign was a joint effort undertaken by seven voluntary organizations active during World War I: the Nation...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1910 item #1369695 (stock #FIG61)
Ancient East
$995
DESCRIPTION: A pair of large Japanese Emperor and Empress dolls, or kokin-bina, presented in formal court dress. The empress’ attire is quite elaborate, using fine brocade silks with hand embroidered flowers. In her hands she holds a painted fan and is crowned with an elaborate headdress representing a bird with long hanging beads attached. Both dolls have gofun faces and hands, which are in excellent condition. The accessories include the empress’ crown and tasseled fan, and the emperor’s...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1970 item #1369596 (stock #W-PT14)
Ancient East
$1,595
DESCRIPTION: From the Amazon rainforest of Peru, the Shipibo-Conibo are an indigenous tribe known for their distinctive pottery and textiles. Their unique, intricate geometric designs are sophisticated interpretations of their cosmic beliefs that the jungle rivers follow the same course as the stars. Collectors world-wide clamor for their coil constructed pottery, made by the women of the tribe.

This very large, outstanding female figural vessel has a wide, double lobed body and dates from ...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1369460 (stock #A-FA8)
Ancient East
$280
DESCRIPTION: A good country wood game board in original paint with alternating hand painted black and metallic silver/gold squares outlined in red pin stripes. Abrasions to area in center of board; sturdy construction. DIMENSIONS: 15.75” square x 7/8” thick.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1369220 (stock #SN26)
Ancient East
$575
DESCRIPTION: Wonderful boxwood toggle of a seated sage with a scroll, depicting the Daoist deity Fu Shen, the Chinese god of happiness. His scroll is carved with four Chinese characters and he wears a feathered coat. Two netsuke type holes pierce the back for threading a cord to hang from a sash. This toggle has a luscious, hand-rubbed patina that only great age and handling can produce; 18th/19th C. DIMENSIONS: 1 7/8” high (4.8 cm) x 1 3/8” wide (3.5 cm).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1970 item #1369153 (stock #W-MTL3)
Ancient East
$1,125
DESCRIPTION: Ornate metal fireplace screen with three panels in the form of scrolling vines with center panel details of acorns and a large centered flower. Panels are hinged for folding or for fitting around a multitude of fireplace types or sizes, including Southwestern style kivas (see photos). This gorgeous screen adds Old World charm to any fireplace and a beautiful focal point in any room. Very good condition & very sturdy. DIMENSIONS: 34.5” high x 43” wide when fully extended.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1369080 (stock #A-UTL10)
Ancient East
$150
DESCRIPTION: Wonderful pair of large wooden exercise clubs or juggling pins, brightly painted with stripes and stars in red, white and blue. Original paint has some scuffs & losses from usage, please see photos. These pins make great Americana decorative accents. DIMENSIONS: Approximately 20” tall (slight variation in heights) and 5” diameter. Nice weight at appx. 3 lbs. each.