Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1970 item #1374805 (stock #A-FA9)
Ancient East
$795
DESCRIPTION: A pair of beautiful 20th C. handcrafted canoe paddles, skillfully laminated from select high-grade exotic woods including curly maple, rosewood, walnut, satinwood and mahogany, each with geometric inlays. These paddles are so elegant you'll want to hang them in you lake or river home as décor, although they are perfectly suited for actual use. From the collection of Mr. Wayne Lockey of Grand Junction, Colorado. DIMENSIONS: 60” long each.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1970 item #1386061 (stock #A-MTL7)
Ancient East
$80
DESCRIPTION: A swirling cast iron rotary tiller wheel with ten spokes spiraling gracefully from the center fitting. These old, artful farm implements make wonderful authentic accessories for today’s Industrial, Country, or Farmhouse Décors. They also make delightful garden accents. Very light rust covering, extremely sturdy, no repairs. DIMENSIONS: 14” diameter x 3.25” deep.
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...
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1394022 (stock #W-RG1)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: A hand woven flat weave Mexican wool carpet, dating from the mid 20th C, with bright red ground and geometric designs in dark blue and light beige. Originally purchased in Mexico in the 1970’s by an interior designer who stored it for decades, this rug is in like-new condition. From a Scarsdale, NY Estate; rug is reversible. DIMENSIONS: 34” wide x 53” long, plus fringe.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Textiles : Pre 1970 item #1424838 (stock #W-RG13)
Ancient East
$210
DESCRIPTION: A thick Mexican wool rug with multi striped edges enclosing a centered red and orange diamond on a turquoise colored ground; all four corner tassels are intact. Very good condition, beautiful colors. DIMENSIONS: 36'' W x 64'' L
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1960 item #966813 (stock #BK10)
Ancient East
$35
DESCRIPTION: “Ceramics for the Collector: an Introduction to Pottery and Porcelain” by George Savage is an original standard for the new ceramic collector, giving a broad overview of ceramics through the ages and throughout the world, with Chinese ceramics constituting the heaviest treatment. Currently out of print; originally published by Rockliff, London, (1955) 3rd printing, 64 B&W plates, 224 pp; hardcover, in very good used condition; dust jacket scuffed with some tape applied to str...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1194669 (stock #CP45)
Ancient East
$875
DESCRIPTION: A large and colorful Chinese fencai Imari lidded jar, the body decorated with diamond shaped, hand painted panels in raised enamels with designs of flowers, dragons, bamboo, birds and pine, separated by dark blue borders. The shoulder and foot are bordered in dark blue with white designs, while the knobbed lid is enameled with white flowers on an orange ground. The base is marked with a "Ya Wan Zhen Cang" red seal, dating it to the mid 20th C. A very decorative, focal point jar in...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1960 item #1266270 (stock #W-RG8)
Ancient East
$260
DESCRIPTION: A small, finely woven Churro wool rug from the weaving center of Chimayo in Northern New Mexico. The patterns on Chimayo textiles are creative masterpieces of design and color. This particular rug is of the "Rio Grande" style with white and navy bands running across a bright red ground. CONDITION: This C. 1940-1950 rug is completely reversible and is in excellent condition with no repairs, holes or stains; the fibers are thick and the colors vibrant. This size textile is comm...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Pre 1960 item #1355095 (stock #W-FIG28)
Ancient East
$1,295

DESCRIPTION: An artful and flamboyant Mexican festival vaquero (cowboy / cattle driver) dance mask, the face carved from wood and painted with a black beard and bright red cheeks. Attached to the head is an elaborate tin “crown” with wide bull horns and flamboyant decorative headdress of double cut and pierced tin flowers. Embellishing the horns are rows of long, brightly colored ribbons. This mask would have been a festive, celebratory costume worn during the Dance of the Vaqueros, a...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Organics : Horn : Pre 1960 item #1364551 (stock #W-MS35)
Ancient East
$125
This handsome stag horn handled carving set adds the perfect complement to your lodge, rustic or Southwestern kitchen decor. The set includes a large stainless steel roasting fork and carving knife, each with authentic antler handles capped with brass ends. Stamped on the knife’s blade is "Royal Brand Cutlery Company, Stainless Steel, Sheffield England." DIMENSIONS: Knife is 14.5” long and fork is 10.5” long. Very good condition; normal wear from usage, minor rust spots on fork.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1364837 (stock #A-FA3)
Ancient East
$955
DESCRIPTION: A colorful folk art game board of alternating red and black squares for playing checkers or chess, bordered by green and white triangles, giving an overall pleasing geometric effect. An eye hook has been mounted on one edge for hanging; very good condition, C. 1900's. DIMENSIONS: 17.5” square.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1960 item #1366869 (stock #A-UTL4a)
Ancient East
$85
DESCRIPTION: Nice pair of wooden exercise clubs or juggling pins. The bodies of both clubs have been turned and the lines painted in alternating colors of red and green. Very good condition with normal wear and no cracks. DIMENSIONS: The taller club is 13.75” high; the shorter club is 12" high.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pottery : Pre 1960 item #1371927 (stock #W-CP5)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: A lovely set of five red clay Mexican earthenware nesting bowls, dating from the 1950's. The bowls are decorated in fluid strokes of blue between blue line borders on a white/cream ground. The interiors have a line of blue around the inner circumference with dollops of green glaze. Very good condition, no chips, original imperfections that add to the charm. DIMENSIONS: Largest bowl: 10.25 diameter x 4.75” high. Smallest bowl: 5.5” diameter x 2” high.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1372916 (stock #MS64)
Ancient East
$120
DESCRIPTION: A complete 29-piece flatware / cutlery set, made in Thailand during the late 1940s to early 1950s. Each utensil is shaped from solid brass and encased between rosewood slab handles, the tips of each with a raised brass figure in court dress and “Siam” stamped at the base. The set consists of dining or dessert cutlery for 8 people (knives, forks & spoons), plus a serving fork & spoon, sugar spoon, and a carving set. Original wood storage box with emerald velvet lining is includ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Handiwork : Pre 1960 item #1373680 (stock #W-FIG15)
Ancient East
$195
DESCRIPTION: A vintage Mexican folk art wood cross with dozens of metal milagro icons attached as an act of petition and devotion. Milagros (also known as an ex-voto or promesas) are small religious folk charms associated with the Catholic Church that devotees attach to sacred objects, pin on the clothing of santos statues, or hang with little red ribbons from altars and shrines. The word "milagro" means "miracle".

As part of a religious ritual or an act of devotion, milagros can be offere...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1383545 (stock #W-CP8)
Ancient East
$65
DESCRIPTION: A charming pair of earthenware hand-painted piglet salt and pepper shakers, each pig sporting a bow tie and cap. Good condition, “MEXICO” stamped on base, cork stoppers. DIMENSIONS: Each approximately 3" high.
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 makes a decorative accent in a country, farmhouse or industrial decor. The pulley is a 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 iron shaft and swivel eye are painted red, and are attached with a snatch pin to a grooved wooden wheel. Excellent, workable condition. DIMENSIONS: 13 ¼” long; wheel diam...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1394118 (stock #A-UTL6)
Ancient East
$100
DESCRIPTION: A good pair of wooden exercise clubs / juggling pins, each painted with a wide horizontal orange stripe between two thin black stripes. Good condition with normal wear. DIMENSIONS: Each is 18” tall x 3” diameter.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1960 item #1394688 (stock #A-UTL8)
Ancient East
$135
DESCRIPTION: A tribute to vintage industrial design, this attractive pulley, with a heavily cast iron shaft and swivel eye, is attached with snatch pins to a smooth, grooved wooden wheel. The pulley is a simple machine that, when used with a rope, will reduce the amount of force needed to lift a load. These make wonderful decorative accents within a country, farmhouse or industrial decor. In excellent working condition, no rust. DIMENSIONS: 12” long x 6” wide.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Furnishings : Garden : Furniture : Pre 1960 item #1416303 (stock #A-CH7)
Ancient East
$1,195
DESCRIPTION: A set of four wrought iron patio armchairs, the arched slatted backs with wide center slat curving gracefully to end in curved arm supports. The seat is also slatted and sits above scrolled cabriole legs. DIMENSIONS: Each 38 ½” High x 21 1/2'” Wide x 22” Deep.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Textiles : Pre 1960 item #1422697 (stock #W-RG2)
Ancient East
$285
DESCRIPTION: A vibrant Mexican flat-weave wool carpet runner with blue background and five red and blue geometric medallions, c. 1950. From a Scarsdale, NY estate, good condition. DIMENSIONS: 150” long x 34” wide, plus fringe.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1149763 (stock #JO61)
Ancient East
$595
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese pendant with coral colored stone mounted as a brooch in high relief with a scholar standing under a twisting pine in a mountain setting. The rectangular gilt frame is cast as four bamboo stalks and has a sturdy open “mesh” backing fitted with a stick pin and gold loop so that it can be worn as a brooch or necklace. Very fine work overall with no tarnish anywhere to the gilt frame. DIMENSIONS: 2 3/8” long (6 cm) x 1 7/8” wide (4.8 cm).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1190316 (stock #CP134)
Ancient East
$260
DESCRIPTION: This vintage eight-sided Japanese platter is raised on a square foot with blue underglazed geometric designs covering the flat interior and with chrysanthemums scattered over diagonal cross hatching around the raised edges. Perfect condition with no chips, cracks or repairs, and dating to the first half of the 1900’s; maker’s mark and collector’s stickers are on the back. DIMENSIONS: 10 ¾” square (27.4 cm) x 1 5/8” high (4.1 cm).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1276889 (stock #LC66)
Ancient East
$625
DESCRIPTION: This small pair of early to mid 20th C. Burmese offering bowls (Hsun-ok) come from the Pagan region of Burma where much of the country's finest lacquerware was produced. This pair have been lacquered red with nicely shaped finials that echo the shape of Buddhist stupas. The lids are removable with inner red bowls in which small offering were made. Difficult to find, these smaller bowls are table-top size and make exotic accent pieces. From a private collection and in very good ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1950 item #1279168 (stock #JO39)
Ancient East
$325
DESCRIPTION: A charming and well executed Chinese silver tribal bracelet, the wide band framed with parallel lines between which various mythical and humorous animals cavort. Included in the hand crafted repousse processional are donkeys, fish, and a dragon vying with a foo dog for a brocade ball. This tribal bracelet comes to us from one of the mountainous Miao groups, who are well known for their beautiful silver work. Estimated to date from the first half of the 20th century and in very good...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1950 item #1283858 (stock #SN84)
Ancient East
$395
DESCRIPTION: An unusual netsuke featuring an abalone shell crafted from wavy burl wood with an ivory lobster perched on top. The lobster’s curled antennas are made of metal, and on the underside of the shell a signature is etched into the wood. Early to mid 20th century in very good condition. DIMENSIONS: 1 ¾” long (4.5 cm).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1950 item #1290163 (stock #W-PT1)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: An intricately painted Native American pottery seed pot or bowl, dating from the early to mid 20th C. (1930 - 1950). This ovoid pot is painted in concentric circular bands of geometric designs separated by red stripes on a taupe colored ground. On the bottom is written "#22 Vase Navajo Ariz," along with other collectors' identification marks and numbering systems. Very good condition, minor scuffs and pockmarks; no chips, cracks or restorations. DIMENSIONS: 5" high (12.7 cm) x 9...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : N. America : Pre 1950 item #1293178 (stock #W-WD3)
Ancient East
$1,100
DESCRIPTION: Oil on canvas painting of a Mexican pueblo (or village) by artist R. M. Domez. The multi-story adobe structures with slanted roofs are seen in the escaping light of an approaching storm. Frame is carved wood and gilt; dating from the first half of the 20th C. and in excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: Sight: 23 1/2" wide (59.6 cm) x 18 3/4" high (47.6 cm). In the frame: 29" wide (73.7 cm) x 24 1/2" high (62.2).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1950 item #1299974 (stock #FIG3)
Ancient East
$895
DESCRIPTION: A pair of decorative, large and captivating carved wooden figures of two reclining “lotus boys,” each with a candle stand in one hand. The fat-cheeked, gilded babies are carved separately from their large lotus leaf bases, which are complete with curled edges and seed pods. In Chinese folklore, such figures represent the wish for many sons - “as many as the seeds in the lotus pod.” These large figures are absolutely charming, and would make wonderful focal points on a Chi...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1950 item #1304566 (stock #CL62)
Ancient East
$1,750
DESCRIPTION: A large lidded cloisonne censer, the body decorated in bright enamels with masks and stylized scrolling lotus on a turquoise ground; the body is elevated with gilt foo dog supports and has two large rectangular handles with key fret designs. Around the lower band of the lid are the eight precious Buddhist symbols; these symbols are repeated again within a pierced metal band with stylized clouds. The lid's finial handle is formed by a gilt two-headed dragon standing on sea and wa...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1950 item #1366422 (stock #JHS124)
Ancient East
$270
DESCRIPTION: An appealing green nephrite disk or bi, carved with two chilong dragons whose heads and bodies ring the edges with their limbs draping down on either side. From a mid-west collection, the design, color and form are quite pleasing and could be used as a toggle or an eye-catching pendant when incorporated into a necklace. DIMENSIONS: 2 5/8” diameter (6 cm), 2.25 oz. (64g) weight.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pre 1950 item #1368668 (stock #A-CP1a)
Ancient East
$120
DESCRIPTION: A three gallon Roseville stoneware crock with an off-white exterior glaze and dark brown interior. The bottom is inscribed: “3 gal., R.R. P. Co., Roseville, Ohio, USA.” These larger crocks are perfect for your antique kitchen implements such as rolling pins, large wooden spoons, etc. Excellent condition, no chips. DIMENSIONS: 11” high x 11” diameter.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Pre 1950 item #1374195 (stock #W-CP4)
Ancient East
$235
DESCRIPTION: A set of 1940’s Mexican divided pottery platters in a chocolate brown glaze with hand painted slip decorations in cream and green. These platters are a fiesta waiting to happen with their psychedelic designs, each platter with a different pattern. Perfect for hors d'oeuvres at your next party, these platters are in very good condition. DIMENSIONS: 12.25” long x 8.75” wide.
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : Pre 1950 item #1375447 (stock #A-WD3)
Ancient East
$625
DESCRIPTION: An original oil painting on stretched canvas featuring dozens of oranges, both cut and whole. Signed lower right and verso “Lopez,” also on verso, "Naranjas, oleo eta, 30 x 40, Lopez.” DIMENSIONS: 30" high x 40"wide, 3.75lbs.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Pre 1950 item #1385061 (stock #W-CP2)
Ancient East
$795
DESCRIPTION: A gorgeous hand painted dessert set consisting of a service for eight (missing one tea cup). The colorful set includes two sizes of plates plus shallow oval dishes, all with scalloped edges and each with a different unique design, as well as tea cups, saucers and a flat oval serving tray. Each is signed on the reverse, “Pintado a mano, Puebla, Mexico,” 20th C. W-CP2 $795 for the set
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Latin American : Handiwork : Pre 1950 item #1386030 (stock #W-FIG17)
Ancient East
$520
DESCRIPTION: A vibrant, expressive Mexican folk art mask of a yellow and red jaguar with big blue eyes, wide mouth and erect leather ears. Hand carved and painted, this vintage mask depicts a fanciful American jaguar, a popular theme for Mexican artists. The paint condition on this mask is excellent; wire is attached for hanging. View the final three photos to compare this mask with our Mexican Jaguar Mask #W-FIG4; they make wonderful companion pieces! DIMENSIONS: 11.5" tall (29.2 cm) x 10" wi...
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 : 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 : Fine Art : Paintings : Oil : S. America : Pre 1950 item #1391788 (stock #W-WD8)
Ancient East
$2,695
DESCRIPTION: An original signed and framed impressionistic oil painting by Hungarian artist Ladislao Szody. With exquisite detail, the artist has captured the features of the South American, wrapped in a blanket, using a vibrant color hue. Signed “L. Szody 1946” in the upper right corner. DIMENSIONS: With frame: 21.5” wide x 25” high; Canvas: 17.5” wide x 20.75” high.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Ladislas Szody (1902-1973) was an internationally known artist and portrait painter. H...

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Memorabilia : Sports : Pre 1950 item #1392084 (stock #A-UTL13)
Ancient East
$195
DESCRIPTION: A good woven wicker fishing creel with leather straps and sturdy saddle-shaped lid attached to the rounded creel body. Such antique fishing gear can make attractive and functional decorative accessories for lake cabins and seaside homes. Early 20th C. CONDITION: Good condition with almost no losses to wicker; minor scuffing to leather; interior silk lining degraded. DIMENSIONS: 12.25” wide x 10.75” high x 6.5” deep.
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 : 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.