Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
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 : 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 : 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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1950 item #1416508 (stock #JO33)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese celadon jade pendant, both sides well carved in the form of an archaic mask and strung on a black nylon cord with a round celadon jade bead. Such amulets have a long history in China and would have been worn as a mystical protector against all unseen evil and bad luck. This handsome jade pendant is quite wearable and in excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 2 ¼” long (5.7 cm)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1417588 (stock #BB169)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: A Japanese cast iron tsuridourou lantern, 20th century, made in pagoda form with five cast segments. Good condition with expected light rust. DIMENSIONS: 9" diameter, 14 1/2" tall.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1950 item #1423035 (stock #SCH399)
Ancient East
$5,390
DESCRIPTION: A beautiful early 20th century Chinese huanghuali seal chest, elaborately carved in relief with fiery 5-toed dragons in clouds, the domed cover above double doors opening to reveal upper storage plus five lower drawers, and fitted flush with brass hardware and a ruyi form hasp. Very good condition. DIMENSIONS: 19.6" H x 19.25" W x 14.5" D. SCH399 $5,390
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1940 item #1253675 (stock #BPB45)
Ancient East
$460
DESCRIPTION: A handsome rectangular Chinese chest crafted from a deep red ox leather and furnished with brass fittings. The interior still has the original blue silk lining and would have originally held scrolls or documents. Today it would make an attractive accent piece on top or underneath a cabinet or table. Good condition with some scuffing on edges; blue silk interior has some stains and small holes. This chest originated from Zhejiang Province and dates from 1920-1940. DIMENSIONS: ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1940 item #1303537 (stock #BPB203)
Ancient East
$365
DESCRIPTION: A handsome Japanese hibachi, crafted from a section of kiri wood (paulownia wood) with rounded body and lacquer floral designs. Inside is the original copper liner where coals would be placed for heating or keeping a tea pot warm. Two large peony blossoms are lacquered in gold and orange on the front, with smaller leafed branches on the reverse. Paulownia wood is very light, fine-grained, and warp-resistant, and is often used in Japan for chests and boxes. Today Japanese hibachi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Lighting : Lamps : Pre 1940 item #1364607 (stock #A-MTL1)
Ancient East
$950
Here is a fabulous 1930’s Art Deco industrial metal floor lamp, waiting to give your home or office that vintage look. These early electrical devices are so stylish now for the popular Industrial / Steampunk / Machine Age décor. The entire upper section of the lamp is adjustable, and the head moves as well. In excellent original condition (works great) with beautiful chrome accents. DIMENSIONS: 64.5” tall x 14” wid
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1940 item #1366200 (stock #A-TX3)
Ancient East
$795
DESCRIPTION: A lovely mounted crib quilt in a tumbling blocks pattern, the colors making the optical illusion of six point stars. Quilt is mounted with light sewing onto stapled muslin, and can be hung in two directions. From the collection of a Pawling, New York collector. DIMENSIONS: 39" x 54".
All Items : Dolls : Doll Houses and Miniatures : Doll House Furniture : Pre 1940 item #1367906 (stock #A-FA4)
Ancient East
$150
DESCRIPTION: A great vintage set of rustic furniture in salesman’s sample size (larger than doll house furniture), consisting of a bench and two chairs, both with splint seats. Very good condition, please see photos. PROVENANCE: The Anne Narosny Doll Collection Estate. DIMENSIONS: Bench 12'' high x 12'' wide x 7'' deep. Chairs 9'' high x 6'' wide x 5'' 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 : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1940 item #1394888 (stock #A-UTL4a)
Ancient East
$90
DESCRIPTION: Two pair of antique ice skates, one large pair with original leather straps and curled tips, plus one smaller wooden pair. Stamped on the blade of the larger pair is “BATAVUS, HEERENVEEN.” Batavus is a Dutch bicycle manufacturer which began in 1904, and was located in Heerenveen, a town in the north of the Netherlands. In the 1930’s, Batavus diversified to include tricycles, motorcycles, and ice skates. Heerenveen went on to gain international prominence in speed skating, ...
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 : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Copper : Pre 1940 item #1416259 (stock #A-MTL13)
Ancient East
$345
DESCRIPTION: A handsome English hand-hammered copper coal scuttle with copper handle and brass fittings, in good sturdy condition, perfect for your fireplace hearth for removing ashes. DIMENSIONS: 11" high x 15" wide x 10.25" deep.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Pre 1930 item #1364930 (stock #W-CP7)
Ancient East
$195
DESCRIPTION: A vintage terra cotta pitcher (or handled pot), skillfully hand-painted in green and white glazes with deer painted on each side using fluid brush strokes. Originating from the Tlaquepaque-Tonala area of Mexico, this delightful redware pitcher is in excellent condition; no chips or cracks. DIMENSIONS: Body is 6.25” x 5.5”; 5” high.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1930 item #1365182 (stock #A-BSK3)
Ancient East
$725
DESCRIPTION: A very good woven oak-splint basket in lobed buttocks form, used as a field gathering basket or a market basket for goods. This large early 1900’s Pennsylvania basket has a sturdy bentwood handle with double bentwood-wrapped rims; old varnish finish. Very good condition with minor usage wear. For size reference, the last photo in this listing shows this basket displayed on top of our Country Corner Cabinet (#A-CBL2). DIMENSIONS: 20” wide x 17" high.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1930 item #1367220 (stock #A-BSK11)
Ancient East
$560
DESCRIPTION: Wonderful melon-shaped split oak basket with a sturdy bentwood handle which is oak-wrapped on both ends. This early 1900’s basket is in great condition with no losses noted. DIMENSIONS: 15" long x 12.5" wide; height with handle is 11", w/o 8".