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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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...
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...