Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
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...
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...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1390672 (stock #A-UTL11)
Ancient East
$185
DESCRIPTION: A good woven wicker French fishing creel with lid having a rectangular hole and leather straps attached to the rounded creel body. A long sturdy canvas and leather strap threads through two holes in the back for wearing over the shoulder. The metal maker’s tag on top reads “MF, FERAX, MANUFACTURE FRANCAIS” stamped on a raised fish. Early 20th C., good condition with very minor losses to wicker. DIMENSIONS: 13.25” wide x 9” high x 7” deep.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Mirrors : Pre 1920 item #1390284 (stock #W-DA3)
Ancient East
$325
DESCRIPTION: An antique Spanish Colonial style painted sheet metal mirror, 19th to early 20th C., continental Europe. Acanthus leaves decorate the painted border, topped by an elaborate floral crest with center figural medallion. PROVENANCE: From the Collection of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw. CONDITION: Good, few minor dents to sheet metal. DIMENSIONS: 19.25" high x 10.75" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1389294 (stock #SCH388)
Ancient East
$395
DESCRIPTION: A fine red and gilt Chinese scholar's ink cake in circular form with the front and back molded in relief in the form of a foo dog (shi shi) with tightly curled mane. Both the front and back have raised Chinese characters in relief. Excellent condition in original box, and dating from the first quarter of the 20th C. or earlier. DIMENSIONS: 2 ¾” diameter (7 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1388222 (stock #PTF148)
Ancient East
$985
DESCRIPTION: A fierce pair of Chinese pottery foo dogs, early Qing, 18th/19th C., covered with a heavy green glaze and seated on pedestals. Each bares its teeth ferociously while holding a ball between their front paws as well as in their mouths. Good detail with finely ribbed backs and curled manes. Very good condition. DIMENSIONS: Each approximately 9 ½” high (24 cm) x 5” wide (12.7 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1386366 (stock #BB162)
Ancient East
$270
DESCRIPTION: A heavily cast, six-sided Chinese pewter teapot, the domed lid mounted with a foo dog and the base raised on six feet. Latter Qing Dynasty (19th C.) and in good condition with light usage wear. DIMENSIONS: 8 ¼” high (21 cm) x 7 ½” wide (19 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1384973 (stock #A-BSK1)
Ancient East
$385
DESCRIPTION: An antique circular form egg gathering basket of woven splint oak with bent splint oak handle. Good condition with only minor wear. DIMENSIONS: 9-1/4" high x 9-1/4" diameter
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1384857 (stock #TBL38)
Ancient East
$2,150
DESCRIPTION: An especially beautiful antique Korean altar table (or side table) crafted from gorgeous flame-grained solid wood with a single board top over two drawers and shaped skirt. Brass fittings adorn all corners, and drawers have engraved brass butterfly pulls. This table’s size is perfect to function as a small buffet table, sofa table, or accent piece. Overall excellent condition; 19th century, Choson period (1392 to 1897). DIMENSIONS: 35'' high x 42'' wide x 14'' deep. TBL38
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1920 item #1384539 (stock #A-DA3)
Ancient East
$775
DESCRIPTION: An antique French wine pitcher crafted like a barrel from staves of wood bound by five hand wrought iron hoops. The top hoop forms the neck and spout, the handle is iron wrapped wood. Originating from the Alsace region in eastern France, this pitcher is a wonderful compliment to any French, country or farmhouse décor. DIMENSIONS; 15" high x 12 1/4" diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre 1910 item #1384278 (stock #ARCH15)
Ancient East
$1,495
DESCRIPTION: A pair of attractive carved elm Chinese door panels with pierced upper portions to let light in. Nice, crisp carvings; in good condition with no missing parts. These antique carved panels would make nice room screens, room dividers or accents pieces in a home. DIMENSIONS: Each panel is 81 1/8” high (2.06 m) x 21 1/8” wide (53.5 cm). We have a number of reliable freighters we use for shipping.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Furniture : Pre 1910 item #1383421 (stock #CCM18)
Ancient East
$2,480
DESCRIPTION: A tall Korean bandaji chest with elaborately etched brass mounts, having hatchet-shaped hinges on two doors over two lower drawers with brass butterfly mounts. A large flower-shaped center medallion with etched flowering trees dominates the front and contains the locking mechanism (original key included)...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1383152 (stock #A-FA2)
Ancient East
$760
DESCRIPTION: An early red, black and cream polychrome painted marble game board with metal frame. From the property of a Pawling, New York collector. Two signatures on back with the last name of “Dolan.” Good condition, original paint. DIMENSIONS: 19 1/2" x 19 3/4".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1383067 (stock #MS63)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: A Qing dynasty bamboo pipe, possibly used for either opium or tobacco, with a bulbous body crafted from a large segment of giant bamboo. Mounted onto this segment are heavy brass fittings, one for the tubular tobacco bowl with its long brass shaft descending into the body. The other brass tube holds the long, bent bamboo stem that is used to draw the smoke out. Very good condition with a nice patina. DIMENSIONS: 16” high assembled (40.5 cm). The bamboo body is 3 ¾” wide (9.5 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1382642 (stock #SAO214)
Ancient East
$395
DESCRIPTION: Three similar Chinese travel utensil sets, 19th to early 20th C., each with a wood case wrapped in tortoise shell and finished with brass mounts. All have original knives with ivory tips, bone chopsticks and picks. Sets such as these would have been worn suspended by a cord from the belt with a toggle for a counterweight. CONDITION: Several minor chips to the tortoise shell; each set is original with no repairs and all in good condition. PROVENANCE: From the property of the Salgo ...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : English : Pre 1920 item #1382538 (stock #W-CH4)
Ancient East
$1,450
DESCRIPTION: An early 20th century William and Mary style arm chair with hand carved walnut “barley twist” legs, stretchers and arms, the arms terminating in carved figural arm supports. Blue, red and beige tapestry style upholstery covers the back and seat cushion, all finished with nail head trim. This is a quality accent chair that will add Old World ambiance to your home. Collection of Dr. O'Quinn & Nathan Smith, Raleigh, NC. CONDITION: Minor surface wear; upholstery in good, clean con...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1382253 (stock #A-BSK12)
Ancient East
$570
DESCRIPTION: Beautiful melon-shaped split oak basket with a sturdy bentwood handle and oak-wrapped wide rim. This early 1900’s folk art basket is in great condition with no major losses noted. DIMENSIONS: 18" long x 14.5" wide; height with handle is 13.75", without is 8.75".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1837 VR item #1382111 (stock #TBL30)
Ancient East
$2,400
DESCRIPTION: An outstanding antique Chinese Yumu (Northern Elm) bed or daybed, raised on stout circular legs and hand-joined on all four sides by elm stretchers. The rectangular top of this bed is inset with finely woven rattan, supported by strong woven rope webbing underneath. Chinese Northern Elm wood has a beautiful wave-like grain and was favored for Northern Chinese furniture making.

This sturdy, handsome bed dates from the Ching Dynasty, early 1800’s, and is in remarkable condition...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1377094 (stock #SN122)
Ancient East
$360
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese peach toggle (guajian) crafted from a flat piece of burl wood with large spreading leaves, representing longevity in Chinese iconography. Two holes on either side of the stem were used for threading a cord from which this toggle would have been suspended as a counterweight to some other object, such as a tobacco pouch. A nice example of Chinese folk art dating from the mid 1800’s or earlier, this toggle is in overall fine condition with aged patina. DIMENSIONS: 1 ½” h...