Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1900 item #1372704 (stock #W-FIG32)
Ancient East
$1,240
DESCRIPTION: An antique, hand carved, polychrome wood santos figure of the Virgin Mary in flowing red robes and sash, her left arm outstretched, standing atop a globe and stepped pedestal base. This early 19th C. santos has delicate facial features with hair of intertwining thread and metal crown. CONDITION: Good condition, some minor wood cracks, fingers on left hand chipped. DIMENSIONS: 30" high x 15” at widest point.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Early : Pre 1900 item #1372207 (stock #A-CBL2)
Ancient East
$4,985
DESCRIPTION: An early 19th C. three door country New England corner cupboard in original dark blue paint with reddish trim. The interior is washed with a pale green milk paint and has three shelves in the upper portion and storage space in the bottom. Two door panels have age cracks to the wood. A superb piece for a country interior. DIMENSIONS: 71 1/2" high x 41 1/2" wide x 19 1/2" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1372179 (stock #SAO217)
Ancient East
$890
DESCRIPTION: A large Chinese tortoise shell travel utensil kit (or trousse) with elaborate brass mounts and fittings. The bamboo scabbard has been overlaid with tortoise shell and fitted with highly decorative brass mounts with appliqués that include bats, butterflies, a goose, a ram, and engraved “Xi” characters (meaning double happiness). The set includes a large pair of ox-bone chopsticks and a brass-tipped knife with iron blade...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Early : Pre 1800 item #1372050 (stock #A-CH3)
Ancient East
$2,100
DESCRIPTION: An 18th c. banister back armchair having a scalloped crest rail, turned finials, straight bottom rail, bulbous front spindles, and rush seat. Good condition with age appropriate wear, original black paint. See our listing #A-CH2 for a near match companion chair to make a pair. DIMENSIONS: 23” wide x 19.5” deep x 44.5" high; 18" seat height.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1371999 (stock #SN117)
Ancient East
$495
DESCRIPTION: An antique Chinese boxwood toggle (Guajian) carved as a pair of men’s shoes resting side by side, a symbol of marital harmony and the wish for many sons. The shoes are elaborately carved with hollowed interior, relief banding, and incised designs on all sides including the soles. A hole running through the inner sides of each shoe forms the track used for threading cords from which this toggle would have been suspended as a counterweight to some other object...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1371701 (stock #FIG68)
Ancient East
$715
DESCRIPTION: A large, carved wood figure of the Chinese deity Guanyin (also Quanyin, or Kwan-yin), seated on a throne with right leg folded and right hand extended in the abhaya mudra position, a gesture of reassurance, blessing and protection (or “do not fear”). Her hair is worn pulled up in a chignon inside her crown, and around her shoulders is draped a short shawl with flowing ribbons. In good, solid condition with minor age wear; early 20th C...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1371506 (stock #A-CH5)
Ancient East
$895
DESCRIPTION: A charming pair of French Provincial armchairs, each crafted from solid, carved cherry wood and each having rush seats with red accent stripes, early 20th C. Carved turned arms attach to an arched ladderback over the red striped seats on turned tapered legs with toupie feet, joined by stretchers. Very good condition. DIMENSIONS: 34.25” high x 21.25” wide x 20.25” deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1371474 (stock #TX60)
Ancient East
$12,500
DESCRIPTION: From a private collection comes this large, professionally framed Chinese kesi tapestry (also known as “k’ossu” or “cut silk” weaving), dating from the Qing Dynasty, 19th Century.

Executed in muted tones of peach, grey, gold, tan and cream, the large panel features many finely woven silk figures depicted in an active battle with scenes of armed warriors on their horses, flag bearers, and officials observing from rock outcroppings...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1371167 (stock #A-BSK2)
Ancient East
$695
DESCRIPTION: An antique American woven oak splint basket with twisted vine handle in elongated form for flower or herb gathering. You can never have too many great, old baskets! CONDITION: Good with minor age-appropriate wear, stains or losses. DIMENSIONS: 12" high x 21" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1371003 (stock #SCH372)
Ancient East
$1,495
DESCRIPTION: A rectangular zitan scholar’s box with sliding lid decorated with yellow bamboo in the tiehuang technique. Such a box would be used to store various calligraphy tools that the Chinese scholar might use. The beautiful, deep black wood of the box has grooves for the sliding lid and is joined at the corners. Decorating the lid is a bamboo appliqué, deftly carved with two confronting curled dragons among lingzhi fungus, a Daoist symbol of immortality. Dating from the early 19th C...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1837 VR item #1370834 (stock #WLF-CH1)
Ancient East
$4,800
DESCRIPTION: A rare and beautiful Chinese daybed or opium bed (also referred to as a lady's couch bed, lohan, or "ta" bed), the black lacquered wood back and side panels shaped as an unfurled scroll with elaborate decorations including figural scenes, animals, flowers and birds, Chinese poetry and pierced gilt carvings. These surround a rectangular support frame topped with a woven mat seat. Below the seat an elaborately carved skirt stretches between thick, boldly carved legs...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Early : Pre 1900 item #1370789 (stock #A-CBL1)
Ancient East
$1,895
DESCRIPTION: This early to mid 19th c. high-back pine bucket-bench, or cupboard, is a graceful and highly unusual piece of American country & primitive furniture. With shaker-like sensibility, this utilitarian piece would have been at home in the foyer where you could sit while taking off snowy boots, or in the kitchen used as storage for crocks of grain and other staples, or on the covered porch by the entry where you could place groceries or packages while opening the front door...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1920 item #1370696 (stock #W-FIG24)
Ancient East
$545
DESCRIPTION: An engaging carved wood santo figure of a winged cherub, most likely carved in the Philippines. This figure, dating from the early 1900’s, is depicted with black hair, inset glass eyes and extended wings. CONDITION: Some age appropriate losses to original paint. DIMENSIONS: 6.5" high x 16" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1370665 (stock #WD25)
Ancient East
$995
DESCRIPTION: A framed Japanese scroll painting of an ox in black ink on beige rice paper. A poem is inscribed in loose strokes at the top portion of the painting and is signed at the bottom by the artist, Kano Eigaku (1790 – 1867). Attractively framed with an archival silk mat in a faux black bamboo, the painting is in good condition and dates from the first half of the 19th C...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1370225 (stock #SCH154)
Ancient East
$325
DESCRIPTION: An attractive scholar's calligraphy brush, crafted using long brown horsehair bristles attached to a bulbous ox-horn ferrule and segmented, solid ox- horn shaft. A very handsome brush in good condition from the latter Qing Dynasty, which would have been used for calligraphy or painting. DIMENSIONS: 14” long (35.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : French : Revival : Pre 1900 item #1369807 (stock #W-CH3)
Ancient East
$4,850
DESCRIPTION: A beautiful pair of late 19th century French carved walnut armchairs, with original gros point and petit point upholstery with nail head trim, the backrests with a central scrolling cartouche framing two maidens encircled with flowers. The seats and back are upholstered in dark blue/back fabric over a turned H-shaped stretcher base with a pierced, carved front stretcher, raised on animal paw feet. Very good condition, and the perfect complement to an Old World decor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Dolls : Pre 1910 item #1369695 (stock #FIG61)
Ancient East
$995
DESCRIPTION: A pair of large Japanese Emperor and Empress dolls, or kokin-bina, presented in formal court dress. The empress’ attire is quite elaborate, using fine brocade silks with hand embroidered flowers. In her hands she holds a painted fan and is crowned with an elaborate headdress representing a bird with long hanging beads attached. Both dolls have gofun faces and hands, which are in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1369220 (stock #SN26)
Ancient East
$575
DESCRIPTION: Wonderful boxwood toggle of a seated sage with a scroll, depicting the Daoist deity Fu Shen, the Chinese god of happiness. His scroll is carved with four Chinese characters and he wears a feathered coat. Two netsuke type holes pierce the back for threading a cord to hang from a sash. This toggle has a luscious, hand-rubbed patina that only great age and handling can produce; 18th/19th C. DIMENSIONS: 1 7/8” high (4.8 cm) x 1 3/8” wide (3.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Continental : Revival : Pre 1900 item #1368887 (stock #W-CH2)
Ancient East
$2,400
DESCRIPTION: A handsome set of six Spanish Renaissance carved walnut and leather dining chairs, 19th c., the rectangular leather backs over rectangular leather seats with large bronze floret tack trim, on square legs joined by stretchers with hand carved circular florets. CONDITION: Condition is consistent with age and use. The wood is in good condition with minor scuffs and nicks. The leather upholstery has some mild cracking and some wear at the edges...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1368427 (stock #A-FA5)
Ancient East
$280
DESCRIPTION: This child’s word learning game has spool type wood letters that slide around the two outer tracks in order to form words on the center track. An all wood board with beveled edges, this bright and cheery game has 1912 to 1916 patents. A great early educational piece for game collectors, this one is remarkable as there are neither missing letters nor breaks to the letters. Very good condition with normal usage wear. DIMENSIONS: 13.5” wide x 9.25” high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1367832 (stock #GD5)
Ancient East
$120
DESCRIPTION: An attractive antique Chinese stoneware jar with wide body and outward turning rim, hand crafted with a pleasing celadon glaze over a raised border of circular designs. In original firing condition and dating from the early 20th C. Though the origin is Chinese, this crock would lend a nice touch of "country" in a cottage or farmhouse setting. DIMENSIONS: 7.5” high (19 cm) x 8” diameter (20.3 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1367680 (stock #SN92)
Ancient East
$720
DESCRIPTION: A fine Chinese boxwood water-well basket toggle, intricately carved in an acorn shape with a realistic and detailed basket weave pattern with carved wood rim. The arched overhead handle has a free-carved wood ring attached; the interior is hollowed out. Excellent condition, a beautiful toggle, 19th C. For a similar example see: Schuyler Cammann, Substance and Symbol in Chinese Toggles, #188, p.228. DIMENSIONS: 1-3/4” high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1367465 (stock #SAO31)
Ancient East
$660
DESCRIPTION: A large, non-damper opium pipe, consisting of a long bamboo tube terminating at one end with a bowl of brass and copper overlay acting as the saddle, socket and damper. A tapering brass tip finishes the other end. Around the bowl is a double flower design in copper and brass, and on each side is a decorative brass fish with scales...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1367417 (stock #W-DA2)
Ancient East
$195
DESCRIPTION: A handsome pair of turned wood candle stands in the William & Mary barley twist style, 19th C. A lovely addition to your table or mantel, these would provide old world charm in a country, cottage or Spanish Colonial decor. Very good condition, candles not included. DIMENSIONS: Without candles, 12.5” high, base is 3.5” square.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1367214 (stock #SCH395)
Ancient East
$975
DESCRIPTION: A fine and very sculptural Chinese Duan ink stone in the form of a bell with a deeply carved water well on one end, and a flaring flat surface on the other for mixing ink. The stone is raised on two elongated prong feet, between which is a five character inscription. Worth noting is the attractive coloring of the stone, best described as a plumb or eggplant color mixed with dashes of scattered sea-green inclusions, often called “eyes.” CONDITION: One tiny chip on raised lip at...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1837 VR item #1366754 (stock #W-WD7)
Ancient East
$6,800
DESCRIPTION: 18th or 19th C. Spanish Colonial oil painting of the Virgin Mary as Queen of Heaven standing on a pedestal, depicted with a serene face, hands folded over a flowing black robe with gold embroidery, and dagger piercing her heart. This painting is rich with religious symbolism and ideology, as is common of religious paintings made during the Spanish Colonial period to emphasize the teachings of the Catholic Church. Latin American, oil on canvas laid on masonite panel. Frame is gilde...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Garden : Furniture : Pre 1910 item #1366714 (stock #A-CH4)
Ancient East
$1,075
DESCRIPTION: A late 19th to early 20th century cast iron garden bench with serpentine crest over the back and side arms and a classic openwork fern pattern with pierced seat, the naturalistic legs having side stretchers with similar fern decoration. Very good condition; light, scattered rust spots, paintable. DIMENSIONS: 41" wide x 27 1/2" high; seat height is 14 1/2"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1366579 (stock #SCH62)
Ancient East
$1,450
DESCRIPTION: A large and masterfully carved Chinese shou shan stone (soapstone) seal in tall rectangular form, the knob carved with a crouching dragon having both wings tucked back covering its sides, and whose mouth is poised to grasp the sacred pearl. On each flat surface of the base are engraved inscriptions and characters among idyllic scenes of rivers with boats, hills, houses and pavilions. The bottom seal characters leave a positive (red) impression. An outstanding seal in very good co...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Continental : Pre 1900 item #1366460 (stock #W-TBL1)
Ancient East
$7,950
DESCRIPTION: An outstanding, solid walnut, trestle-form refectory table comprising four hand-turned splayed legs raised on ball feet, each pair joined by a thick, scrolling wood stretcher. The legs are attached to a solid single-plank rectangular top with two hidden drawers to one side. Beautiful scrolling iron stretchers attach the underside plank with the wood stretchers for strength and stability. This handsome, sturdy table could be used as a desk, for dining, or as a library table; Spanish...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : American : Pre 1900 item #1366454 (stock #A-CP1b)
Ancient East
$75
DESCRIPTION: Antique American salt glazed stoneware crock with blue underglazed stripes, flowers, and “Butter” decorating the circumference. A “must have” for the country kitchen to hold eggs or fruit, 19th C., unmarked. Good condition; minor nicks to bottom rim. DIMENSIONS: 5.25” high x 7.25’ diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1366148 (stock #CP150)
Ancient East
$895
DESCRIPTION: Outstanding Japanese porcelain Imari charger, circa 1880, acquired in Brussels, Belgium. This charger is profusely painted in under-glazed blue, red, green and gilt with a central blue medallion of scrolls highlighted in gilt. Surrounding the medallion is a wide border of alternating cartouches enclosing pairs of birds with bamboo leaves, and flowers issuing from rockwork with butterfly. The reverse is painted with three sets of flowering blue branches. Perfect condition, no cracks...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1365926 (stock #SCH282)
Ancient East
$385
DESCRIPTION: A handsome scholar's calligraphy brush, crafted using a dark brown bamboo for the shaft which connects to a shaped horn ferrule and long, natural bristle brush. One of the "four treasures of the scholar’s studio," this striking scholar’s brush would have been used for calligraphy or painting. This attractive, well made brush dates from the early 20th C. DIMENSIONS: 13.25” long (33.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1900 item #1365836 (stock #SN97)
Ancient East
$2,980
DESCRIPTION: This outstanding and rare antique Japanese Tonkotsu, or tobacco box, has been crafted from boxwood in the form of the Three Wise Monkeys, with a beautifully carved Iwazaru, or “Speak no Evil” monkey, serving as the main tobacco container. Mizaru, or “See No Evil”, forms the ojime and Kikazaru, or “Hear No Evil”, forms the netsuke to complete the set. Each of these has been meticulously carved with inlaid eyes and finely delineated fur. The large monkey wears a decora...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Mirrors : Pre 1920 item #1365598 (stock #A-FA11)
Ancient East
$1,495
DESCRIPTION: A fine antique folk art frame with deeply set mirror, the frame intricately inlaid with multi-colored woods forming geometric designs including diamonds, stars, fans and other parquetry motifs. This is a wonderful folk art piece executed with obvious skill; narrow beaded inner frame is gold leaf. Excellent condition, no losses or cracks. Provenance: Clifford A. Wallach, Tramp Art, Folk & Americana. DIMENSIONS: 13 5/8” high x 11” wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1365533 (stock #SN76)
Ancient East
$495
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese toggle (Guajian) carved as a pair of peanuts attached to leafy vines. In Chinese symbolism, the peanut (huasheng) is an auspicious symbol because its second character (sheng) means to "give birth". The peanut thus symbolizes the wish for many children. This toggle is expertly carved in the round and has a wonderful old boxwood patina. A cord would have been strung through the opening at the peanut’s stem to secure the toggle to a sash. DIMENSIONS: 2.5” long (6.4 cm) ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre AD 1000 item #1365299 (stock #PTA34)
Ancient East
$6,400
DESCRIPTION: An ancient Han Dynasty grey pottery pictorial tile executed with impressed designs of horses and flying phoenix. Characteristic of architectural tiles found on cave tomb walls in Sichuan Province, this tile depicts three lively prancing horses with five stylized phoenix overhead. A repeating diamond pattern forms the upper and lower border. The faint red pigment seen in several places is actually ancient calligraphy detailing its placement in the structure, i.e. “west side of ent...