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.

David Marsh furniture is uniquely designed using sustainable pine and reclaimed wood. Each piece is hand crafted by David and his fellow craftsmen in his Texas studio. The distinctly “Mars...

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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1920 item #1397130 (stock #JO68)
Ancient East
$735
DESCRIPTION: A beautiful antique Chinese necklace strung with pink coral, turquoise and silver beads. Three silver figural pendants hang from the necklace, including a foo dog, a horse with saddle and bridal, and a child holding a large flower, each with agate beads. Qing Dynasty, excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 28.5” end to end (72.5 cm).
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 : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1900 item #1394785 (stock #W-WD13)
Ancient East
$480
DESCRIPTION: A beautiful rendition of El Alma de Maria on tin, capturing the mystical descent of the Holy Ghost upon Mary and the announcements of the Incarnation. The young Mary is wearing a crown of pink roses, a pearl necklace and pearl earrings. With hands crossed over her heart, she presses the white dove toward her. This is a somewhat rarer depiction, because she holds not only a staff of lilies in one hand, but also a branch of roses in the other. Symbolizing her purity and exemption for ...
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 : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1900 item #1394563 (stock #W-WD12)
Ancient East
$650
DESCRIPTION: This antique 19th c. painted tin retablo features a lovely rendition of El Alma de Maria, capturing the mystical descent of the Holy Ghost upon Mary and the announcements of the Incarnation. Mary is wearing a crown of pink roses, a pearl necklace and pearl earrings. Her right hand is crossed over her heart where a white dove also appears. She holds a staff of lilies in her left hand, symbolizing her purity and exemption from worldly sins. The Virgin is dubbed a "rose without thorns"...
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1394052 (stock #SAO35)
Ancient East
$875
DESCRIPTION: A beautiful antique Chinese tobacco pipe, elegantly crafted from a long bamboo stem lacquered in red and black. The tip (bit) is carved from a pure white nephrite jade stone that is tapered and then flared to form the lip. The bowl and shank are crafted from silver metal, and bands of brass rings decorate each end. This pipe is in excellent condition and dates from the latter Qing Dynasty. DIMENSIONS: 17 ¼” long (44 cm).
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 : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Tools : Pre 1920 item #1393999 (stock #A-UTL2)
Ancient East
$585
DESCRIPTION: An appealing antique cranberry scoop in original green paint, constructed in a lovely sculptural form with attached handle and a scoop with multiple slim prongs to strain out water without losing the cranberries. CONDITION: Usage wear in all the right places; split to board holding prongs. DIMENSIONS: 13.25” wide x 13.25” long x 7.5” high.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Furniture : Pre 1930 item #1393083 (stock #ARCH43)
Ancient East
$430
DESCRIPTION: A beautifully carved antique wood panel from Southeast Asia, carved with a large center flower medallion surrounded by leafy tendrils within a flower and vine outer border. The panel has an almost whitewashed appearance due to a lightly painted old surface. Very good condition with no warping; hanger on the back to hang horizontally. DIMENSIONS: 45” long x 11 3/8” wide x 7/8” thick.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre 1920 item #1392726 (stock #A-UTL1A)
Ancient East
$120
DESCRIPTION: Three antique wooden kitchen spoons, hand carved from maple wood. These have been waxed showing a beautiful patina, and new leather straps are attached for display. DIMENSIONS: Largest = 17” long x 4” wide; smallest = 14.5” long x 2.25” wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1392658 (stock #PG4)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: A handsome hand-thrown Japanese pottery jug (tokkuri) made to store sake (rice wine) and dating from the latter Edo Period, C. 1860. The texture of the thick brown glaze is rich to the eyes and touch, and the jug has fluid kanji script applied in off-white slip to various sides of the jar, probably denoting the name of the sake shop. These humble jugs have an earthen beauty that distinguishes Japanese potters. In excellent condition with no chips or breaks. DIMENSIONS: 12 ½” high...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : American Indian : Jewelry : Pre 2000 item #1392595 (stock #W-JO28)
Ancient East
$240
DESCRIPTION: A Native American silver cuff bracelet having hammered and stamped accents; silver band is a nice, wide 1.5”. Stamped “RVF” by Navajo Silver Artist Roger Francisco. DIMENSIONS: Inner circumference = 5.75"; wrist opening = 1.75". Total weight = 52 grams.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Early : Pre 1837 VR item #1392430 (stock #A-CH1)
Ancient East
$475
DESCRIPTION: An early country side chair with Shaker influence, having carved ovi-form finials, woven seat, turned bulbous stretchers, cupped back splats and remnants of original black & white layers of paint on underside stretchers. CONDITION: A few breaks to woven rush on seat.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1392412 (stock #JO48)
Ancient East
$230
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese minority tribe antique silver bracelet, handcrafted from two sturdy silver coils, each twisted and joined to form a braided pattern, with each end terminating in a silver, four-horned dragon head. The woven coils, simulating the dragons’ bodies, and the gap between the horned heads allow the bracelet to be “sized” to any wrist. Very decorative and an authentically old piece of tribal jewelry. DIMENSIONS: 3 1/8” exterior diameter (8 cm); 2.5" interior diameter ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Cultural : American Indian : Kachinas : Pre 2000 item #1392152 (stock #W-FIG10)
Ancient East
$420
DESCRIPTION: A hand carved and painted pair of Native American Hopi Kachina (or Katsina) dolls, one in a long green and blue robe with red neck kerchief, the other in an elaborate headdress. Each is signed, one signed “Mongwa, D. Scott, Old Oraibi” and the other “D. Harvey, Koyemsi, Hopi Tewa, ‘96”. DIMENSIONS: Tallest 10.75” high.

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

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 : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1391978 (stock #A-UTL5)
Ancient East
$60
DESCRIPTION: A whimsical lint clothes brush, the wood handle carved in the form of a gentleman in a formal jacket wearing a red top hat. Most of the original paint remains; the long brush bristles are horsehair. DIMENSIONS: 8” long x 1.5” diameter.