Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
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 : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1386732 (stock #CCM10)
Ancient East
On Hold
DESCRIPTION: A two door, two drawer Chinese chest in a vernacular or “Chinese country” style, made from elmwood (jumu) and lacquered red, with an attractive “key fret” patterned on the bottom stretcher. Rounded beveled panels have been carved into the two sides, the drawer fronts and the two doors which swing open on brass hinges to reveal generous storage space...
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). The two doors open to reveal three small drawers (ideal for jewelry) over three larger drawers with bat-shaped mounts...
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)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1837 VR item #1375686 (stock #TX44)
Ancient East
$4,495
DESCRIPTION: Three rare Edo Period (c. 1790 – 1810) festival banners, hand woven of hemp and decorated with colored zodiac animals dyed in the freehand paste resist technique, tsutsugaki. To remain upright and highly visible in parade processions, these tall banners would have been mounted on poles from the top and along one side using a series of fabric tabs attached to the banner...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1375374 (stock #SAO9)
Ancient East
$215
DESCRIPTION: A round, red cinnabar seal paste box, the top carved with a pavilion among pine trees with mountains in the background. Interior is black and box contains fresh seal paste we added for your Chinese seals and chops. Qing Dynasty, well carved, excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 3” diameter (7.6 cm) x 1” thick (2.5 CM).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1374486 (stock #PTA41)
Ancient East
$1,695
Large, Colorful Han Dynasty Pottery Cocoon Jar DESCRIPTION: A fine Han Dynasty Cocoon Jar (206 BC-220 AD) distinguished by its cold-painted colors of red, white and pink on a dark clay body. The distinctively plump, ovoid form of this jar, imitating the shape of a silkworm cocoon, has the original paint remaining on the body. Characteristic swirling cloud and scroll designs decorate the surface in a flourish. Attached to the body is a wheel-turned neck and foot...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1374013 (stock #GD38)
Ancient East
$280
DESCRIPTION: Long acknowledged as masters of porcelain, the Chinese also excelled at pottery making. Qing Dynasty domestic pottery used regional clays and showed distinctive regional styles. This pottery, used for the storage of oil and other household goods, exhibited tremendous, quiet beauty as well as utility...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : American : Early : Pre 1800 item #1373630 (stock #A-CH2)
Ancient East
$2,195
DESCRIPTION: An 18th c. banister back armchair having scalloped crest and bottom rails, turned finials, bulbous front spindles and rush seat. Good condition with age appropriate wear, original black paint. See our listing #A-CH3 for a near match companion chair to make a pair. DIMENSIONS: 46.5" high x 25” wide x 18.25 deep; 17" seat height.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Christian : Pre 1920 item #1373524 (stock #W-FIG16)
Ancient East
$225
DESCRIPTION: An antique Mexican folk art carving of a bearded St. Peter in a bishop’s hat holding a large key, symbolizing the key to the kingdom of heaven entrusted to disciple Simon Peter by Christ. This figure was probably part of a home devotional altar; figure can also be hung on a wall or entry door. Very good condition. DIMENSIONS: 13 1/8” high x 3”wide.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Architectural : Decorations : Pre 1900 item #1373239 (stock #A-ARCH2)
Ancient East
$2,895
DESCRIPTION: A section of an antique Dutch Colonial architectural terrace railing, consisting of a sturdy wood frame with worn blue paint, enclosing eight hand-forged iron panels with large center medallions surrounded by iron scroll work, the lower rails bowed out making a lovely design. Would be a stunning decorative accent in the home, the garden, or if used as a striking king-sized headboard. DIMENSIONS: 82"wide x 38” high.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1373192 (stock #GD36)
Ancient East
$300
DESCRIPTION: Long acknowledged as masters of porcelain, the Chinese also excelled at pottery making. Qing Dynasty domestic pottery used regional clays and showed distinctive regional styles. This pottery, used for the storage of oil and other household goods, exhibited tremendous, quiet beauty as well as utility. Crafted of red clay and originating from Jiangxi Provence, this handsome jar is an excellent example with its incised geometric decorations in two-toned brown and yellow ochre glazes. D...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Folk Art : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1373001 (stock #A-BSK4)
Ancient East
$730
DESCRIPTION: A very good woven oak-splint basket in lobed buttocks form, used as a field gathering basket or a market basket for goods. This large, late 1800’s to early 1900’s Pennsylvania basket has a sturdy bentwood handle with bentwood-wrapped rims. CONDITION: Very good with minor age-appropriate usage wear and losses. DIMENSIONS: 20” wide x 14" high x 16.5” deep.
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. There are old Chinese repairs to one chopstick (where band...
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. An outstanding ex...
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. DIMENSIONS: 24 ½” high (62 cm) x 14” ...
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. The background is woven with gold-wra...

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. (i...
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.

This well-pre...

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.

This bu...

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.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Kano Eigaku was born in Kyoto and studied the Kano style under his father-in-law, Kano Eishun,...

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. DIMENSIONS: 44...
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. The accessories include the empress’ crown and tasseled fan, and the emperor’s...
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. A good looking set with considerable Spa...
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. Attached along the bamboo stem are lengths of braded yarn, one of which terminates in a brass ring for hanging. Purchased from the collection of Jean-P...
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).