Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1399598 (stock #CCS17)
Ancient East
$1,695
DESCRIPTION: A colorfully painted Tibetan chest with four side drawers having leather strap pulls (two drawers on each side). The chest is painted with green floral panels having red floral borders and is supported by short legs. A carved key fret pattern decorates the neck just below the top. Dating from the 19th C, this chest is in good condition with very minor scuffs to paint. DIMENSIONS: 33” high x 28.5” wide x 18”deep.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Handiwork : Pre 1950 item #1399437 (stock #W-FIG3)
Ancient East
$1,220
DESCRIPTION: A Mexican carved wood sculpture of an indigenous female, used as a processional “pole puppet” during Mexican festivals. The polychrome decorated figure has articulated arms and legs and a hole running through the waist through which a pole or dowel would be inserted. The pole, when mounted with several puppets, would be used in festival processions, with the bouncing of the pole animating the movements of the figures. This nude figure with bushy eyebrows and hair is covered i...
All Items : Artists : Furniture : Contemporary item #1399253 (stock #A-TBLS2)
Ancient East
$585
DESCRIPTION: Finely hand crafted small console table, perfect for an end table, bedside table, a printer, or anywhere you need a little extra surface space. Painted with green vine stencils and alternating red and light blue dots. Like new condition. DIMENSIONS: 30” high x 24” wide x 13.75” deep.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1950 item #1399059 (stock #JO58)
Ancient East
$170
DESCRIPTION: A beautiful octagonal pill (or snuff) box, the top with silver filigree wire work around inset coal stones forming the shape of a five-petal flower. The box itself is silver over copper and on the inside is stamped “Made in China.” Amazingly, the original Frost Bros. retail tag remains on the inside. Frost Brothers was a high-fashion retail store based in San Antonio, Texas, that opened in 1917 and went out of business in 1988. This box dates from C. 1920 to 1945 (Republic Perio...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1398979 (stock #A-FA1)
Ancient East
$985
DESCRIPTION: A handsome, engraved and painted slate checkers and chest game board, the solid board with beveled corners and alternating brown squares with round felt pads on back four corners. Sourced in Vermont, very good condition. DIMENSIONS: 15 1/4" x 15 1/2".
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1920 item #1398653 (stock #W-JO14R)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: A large ebony bead rosary with silver crucifix from the estate of Saint Katharine Drexel. The rosary has 59 round, black ebony beads connected with linked chain and terminating in a silver crucifix with “Italy” stamped on the lower back. Very good condition, dating from the late 19th to early 20th C. PROVENANCE: The Dahlgren, Drexel, Wharton Estate. This crucifix is part of a larger collection of rosary beads, crosses and bracelets with Catholic medallions, each belonging to St...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1398599 (stock #LC57)
Ancient East
$495
DESCRIPTION: From our Southeast Asia Collection, a classic, medium size 19th century Burmese Hsun-ok constructed of wood and coiled bamboo strips that were first lacquered in black, and then covered in successive layers of cinnabar colored lacquer called hinthabada. Over time, through use and handling, the cinnabar lacquer wears off in some areas to reveal the black lacquer base coat underneath, resulting in an attractive negoro effect. This particular vessel has thick, stepped shoulders and sho...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1950 item #1398373 (stock #A-MTL8)
Ancient East
$75
DESCRIPTION: A swirling, cast iron rotary tiller wheel with ten spokes spiraling from the center. These old, artful farm implements make wonderful authentic accessories for today’s Industrial, Country, or Farmhouse Décors. They also make delightful garden accents. Please see the last photo for size comparison with our 14” tiller, #A-MTL7. Light rust covering, extremely sturdy, no repairs. DIMENSIONS: 11.5” diameter.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Handiwork : Pre 1950 item #1398319 (stock #W-FIG22)
Ancient East
$575
DESCRIPTION: A stately santos cage doll (a Virgin Mary bastidor) with blue bodice and hand carved head with glass eyes, the face with a beautiful, peaceful expression. Her arms are articulated at the shoulder and elbow, and eight wooden slats form the frame. A lovely santos, good condition, minor paint chips. DIMENSIONS: 29'' high x 12.5'' wide at the base.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1398210 (stock #SCH1)
Ancient East
$285
DESCRIPTION: An attractive scholar’s brush, the cloisonné handle having colorful vine and floral designs on a black ground. The ferrule and tip are both crafted from turned wood while natural bristles form the full brush. In excellent condition, this is a handsome, well made brush dating from the early 20th C. DIMENSIONS: 13.5" long (34.2 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1910 item #1398118 (stock #A-BSK5)
Ancient East
$275
DESCRIPTION: A hand woven gizzard basket, c. 1890-1900, originating from Crossville, Tennessee. Gizzard baskets, sometimes known as the bow basket or egg basket, are made forming the handle and rim first, then are lashed together to form a frame. Into this lashing, ribs are inserted which hold the weaving that forms the shell of the basket. Gizzard baskets are the “Cadillac” of white oak baskets and are prized by collectors, being difficult to make and time-consuming. This basket has the “...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1920 item #1398016 (stock #W-JO14R)
Ancient East
$330
DESCRIPTION: A large pendant crucifix from the estate of Saint Katharine Drexel, the Christ figure crafted from sterling silver and mounted upon an ebony cross, with ends and back wrapped in silver. The lower back is stamped “Sterling, FRANCE,” and dates from the late 19th to early 20th C. Very good condition (silver has original patina). PROVENANCE: The Dahlgren, Drexel, Wharton Estate. This crucifix is part of a larger collection of rosary beads, crosses and bracelets with Catholic medal...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Pre 1900 item #1397628 (stock #TBS43)
Ancient East
$1,150
DESCRIPTION: An exotic and intricately painted polychrome lidded wood chest of Italian Arabesque design. The body is decorated with carved architectural form arches and columns on three sides with intricately painted geometric and floral designs on a red ground. The back is also painted and has a large center pomegranate medallion with floral designs. Rising on turned feet, a scalloped apron forms the base; the hinged lid conceals open storage. Some paint loss and separation to wood. DIMENSION...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Mirrors : Pre 1900 item #1397514 (stock #A-WD1)
Ancient East
$695
DESCRIPTION: An elegant French Louis XV style giltwood beveled mirror with center crest of birds and a cherub playing a flute, and framed with a gilt beaded and foliate border; Ca. 1890. DIMENSIONS: 46” high x 30” wide.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 2000 item #1397434 (stock #W-PT8)
Ancient East
$1,750
DESCRIPTION: A fantastic Acoma pottery water jar of large size with a wonderfully complex polychrome design containing bear and Kokopelli figures. A double rainbow of light and dark sienna bands divides this beautiful greenware olla into six cartouche segments, three larger ones with bears below the arched rainbows, each with different background designs, and three smaller ones with stylized Kokopelli figures (fertility deities) playing flutes. Additional geometric designs in black on white are...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1397377 (stock #SN123)
Ancient East
$470
DESCRIPTION: A nice old Chinese toggle carved from a striated wood in the form of two peaches. The peach is a symbol of longevity, and this thick toggle has a wonderful aged patina that only comes from age and handling. Strung with a cord through the holes under the stems, it would have hung from a sash and been used as a counterweight to a tobacco pouch or other utilitarian object. A wonderful example of Chinese folk art, this toggle dates from the 1700’s. DIMENSIONS: 2 ½” wide (6.4 cm) x ...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1920 item #1397345 (stock #A-UTL1B)
Ancient East
$75
DESCRIPTION: Nice old wooden spatula and shovel-shaped scoop, hand carved from maple wood. These have been waxed showing a beautiful patina, and new leather straps are attached for display. DIMENSIONS: Scoop = long x 4.24” wide. Spatula = 12” long x 2 5/8” wide.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Acrylic : Contemporary item #1397254 (stock #W-WD14)
Ancient East
$380
DESCRIPTION: Original acrylic painting, signed by the artist, of a bison in bold colors against a blue ground, 2016. Very good condition. DIMENSIONS: 20'' x 20”.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Kathleen Kills Thunder (legal name), a Sioux Indian whose family was from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in NE Montana, was born in 1947 in Seattle, WA. Her father, Ben Kills Thunder, was Sioux while her mother was Spanish/Irish. Kathy grew up painting and beading since a young child and uses a bright color p...