Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre 1900 item #1100687 (stock #ARCH15)
Ancient East
$1,865
DESCRIPTION: A pair of Chinese door panels made from elm with carved and pierced upper portions to let light in. Nice, crisp carvings; in good condition with no missing parts. We have few panels left and when they are gone, we won’t be getting more. True antique doors have become expensive and difficult to find in China. These make nice 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)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1920 item #1107076 (stock #JO58)
Ancient East
$185
DESCRIPTION: A beautiful little octagonal pill (or snuff) box, the top with silver filigree work around inset coal stones forming the shape of a five-petal flower. The box itself is silver over copper and on the inside is stamped “Made in China.” Amazingly, the original Frost Bros. retail tag remains on the inside. Frost Brothers was a high-fashion retail store based in San Antonio, Texas, that opened in 1917 and went out of business in 1988. This box dates from C...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1116871 (stock #JO55)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: An attractive oval brass box, the hinged lid decorated with a carved carnelian stone at the center with raised brass leaves on either side. Signed at the interior lid, such a box might have been used for snuff, opium, cosmetics or medicines. This attractive little box is in excellent condition and dates from the first quarter of the 20th C. DIMENSIONS: 2 ¼” long (5.7 cm) x 1 1/8” wide (2.9 cm) x 1” high (2.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1118819 (stock #SCH258)
Ancient East
$975
DESCRIPTION: A good pair of Chinese Scholar’s scroll weights crafted from ebonized hardwood, and inlaid with stone and mother of pearl in a “Three Friends of Winter” motif. The “Three Friends of Winter” was a popular motif grouping pine, prunus and bamboo, said to represent the qualities of a scholar: perseverance, longevity and vitality despite adversity. Very good condition and dating from the latter Qing Dynasty, early 20th C...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1920 item #1119533 (stock #JO59)
Ancient East
$280
DESCRIPTION: A pretty little repossee’ silver Chinese export box on short paw-feet legs with a large pink quartz carving inset into the top, carved in the form of a peach and a pomegranate. The inside has been gold washed and the base bears a stamp “Made in China, Silver.” The perfect size for holding a favorite ring or earrings, the box is in good condition with wear to the white overlay on the horizontal band; first quarter of the 20th C...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1127515 (stock #JO57)
Ancient East
$195
DESCRIPTION: An attractive, round Chinese silver export pill box, banded with repossee’ floral designs, the hinged lid crowned with a carnelian disc. On the base is stamped, “MADE IN CHINA NO 28 SILVER.” Dating from the early 20th C., this little antique box is in excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 1 1/8” diameter (2.8 cm) x 1” high (2.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1130303 (stock #BB162)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: A heavily cast, six-sided Chinese pewter teapot, the domed lid mounted with a two-sided foo dog and the base raised on six feet. Latter Qing Dynasty (19th C.) and in good condition with reasonable usage wear. DIMENSIONS: 8 ¼” high (21 cm) x 7 ½” wide (19 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1132083 (stock #JO53)
Ancient East
$295
DESCRIPTION: A Chinese export filigree bar pin fashioned from three hardstone discs, two of jade and one carnelian, mounted in delicate, decorative openwork made from thin twisted wire. Most likely dating to the Victorian era (1837 – 1901) when such pins were fashionably worn at the neck fastening two collars, the pin is in very good condition with no chips to the stones and slight wear to the wirework. DIMENSIONS: 3 ¾” long (9.5 cm) x 1 3/8” wide (3.5 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1138209 (stock #CCS10)
Ancient East
$1,100
DESCRIPTION: A larger size Chinese chest in a vernacular or “Chinese country” style, made from elmwood (jumu) and lacquered red, with an attractive “key fret” patterned bottom stretcher. Rounded bevel panels have been carved on 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 : Pottery : Pre 1800 item #1141723 (stock #PTF148)
Ancient East
$1,150
DESCRIPTION: A fierce pair of Chinese pottery foo dogs with good age (early Qing, 18th C. or earlier) 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. Their backs are finely ribbed, adding to their appeal. Very good condition. DIMENSIONS: Each approximately 9 ½” high (24 cm) x 5” wide (12.7 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1151084 (stock #SCH388)
Ancient East
$495
DESCRIPTION: A fine red and gilt ink cake in circular form with the front and back pressed to represent a foo dog (shi shi) with tightly curled mane. Both the front and back have Chinese characters in raised 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 : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1920 item #1151370 (stock #SB134)
Ancient East
$450
DESCRIPTION: An appealing Chinese porcelain snuff bottle in the form of a young boy in purple robes. He holds a flower in one hand and the other is resting upon a yellow peacock with fan. A bead on his cap forms the stopper. Very good condition with mionor rubbing to the enamel; no spoon. DIMENSIONS: 3” high (7.6 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre 1837 VR item #1152579 (stock #ARCH13)
Ancient East
$2,960
DESCRIPTION: A pair of tall, deeply carved Chinese doors originating from Zhejiang province and dating from the early 1800’s, Qing dynasty. These handsome, solid elm doors still have their original pegs attached, which would have been set into round sockets at the top and bottom, allowing the doors to be open and closed.

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

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1152593 (stock #CCS14)
Ancient East
$990
DESCRIPTION: An attractive provincial Chinese chest, raised on short feet and lacquered bright red, with one center drawer and two doors. The front face is expanded to have distinctive wing-like spandrels with scalloped edges. This solid elm cabinet is constructed with traditional Chinese joinery and originates from Shanxi Province, C. 1910. DIMENSIONS: 39 ¾” wide (1.1 meters) x 34” high (86.4 cm) x 20” deep (50.8 cm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1163015 (stock #SAO35)
Ancient East
$940
DESCRIPTION: A very beautiful old 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 a white 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 : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1163602 (stock #SCH389)
Ancient East
$495
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. The symbol of Zhenwu, the Protector God of the North, is the tortoise and snake (or tortoise entwined by a snake) and dates back to the third century BC. Both the front and back have been finely pressed in raised relief with gilt accents...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1800 item #1166711 (stock #SN123)
Ancient East
$535
DESCRIPTION: A very 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 : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1169484 (stock #SCH1)
Ancient East
$320
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 ½’ long (34.2 cm).