Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
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...
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...
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...
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 : 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...
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 : 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 : 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1394604 (stock #SCH389)
Ancient East
$395
DESCRIPTION: A red and gilt ink cake in the form of a turtle with a curled snake on its back. In ancient China, the tortoise and the snake were thought to be spiritual creatures symbolizing longevity. Both the front and back have been finely pressed in raised relief with gilt accents. One of the treasures of the Chinese scholar’s studio, this ink cake is in excellent condition, in its original box, and dates from the first quarter of the 20th C. or earlier. DIMENSIONS: 3” long (7.7 cm).
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...
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 : 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 : 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...
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...
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre 1837 VR item #1390720 (stock #ARCH13)
Ancient East
$2,195
DESCRIPTION: A pair of substantial, deeply carved Chinese doors originating from Zhejiang province and dating from the early 1800’s, Qing dynasty. These handsome, heavy solid elm doors still have all of their original pegs attached, which would have been set into round sockets at the top and bottom, allowing the doors to be opened and closed.

The top panels are carved with flowers and a repeating swastika pattern, the Chinese character meaning good fortune or longevity...