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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1377863
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Chinese carving of immortals on a boat, made entirely of Zitan hardwood. The boat appears to be made of an ancient, gnarled tree sprouting flowers, with its canopy of leaves covering the passengers underneath. The 3 male immortal figures sit huddled closely around a lingzhi mushroom, which holds medicinal properties and is a symbol of longevity. One female immortal peers into the waters at the side of the boat with bottles of medicine at her side. The other female immortal figure has taken to t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1800 item #1377969
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18th century Japanese Akoda Nari armor with swallow tail meadate of gilt brass. Complete with a 3-hon plate kote, sode, nara mempo, suneate, and the Iyo haidate is unusual in form and construction. The kiritsuke Iyozane dou with bear hair trims, gold lamellar, dark brown lacquer, and blue silk cords. The armor is mounted on a hitsu box with painted platform and steel stand for the suneate.

Late 18th century Edo Period

Dimensions: 23" x 20" x 62" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1377975
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A rare example of a Hachigane with Karuta Tatami armor. The munition armor has a double arrow crest and its helmet is decorated with kagona hair. Complete with 5 hon plate kote, manchira under armor, haidate, and suneate mounted on a metal stand. Comes with a hitsu box and wooden lacquer platform base.

The Boshin War, sometimes known as the Japanese Revolution, was a civil war in Japan fought from 1868-1869 between forces of the ruling Tokugawa Shogunate and those seeking to return p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1378494
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Chinese blue and white porcelain vase, of a round elongated form with slightly flared neck and foot. The body is slightly ribbed with highly detailed cobalt blue underglaze fu dogs. The foot signed in cartouche flanked by pair of dragons and smoke.

Dimensions: 7" x 14" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1378544
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Antique Chinese pair of hand-carved boxwood scholar's scroll weights. With mirrored imagery of a fisherman in a boat catching a fish, landscape scenes with pine trees and groves of bamboo.

Dimensions: 9" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/2"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1380073
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Antique Chinese guan pi xiang (document box), made of huanghuali hardwood and finely cut brass plate mounts and hinges. The top opens and is held in place by a small chain. The doors open to reveal 7 drawers of different sizes. Each drawer has been fitted with jewelry tray inserts covered in white raw silk.

19th century

Dimensions (when closed): 16" high x 16" wide x 10 1/2" deep
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1380411
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Antique Chinese table carving made predominantly of zitan wood. Deeply carved with detailed dragons and clouds on one side, phoenixes on carved lattice on the back. Dramatic hexagonal shape on intricately carved stand. Some losses.

Dimensions: 43" high x 37 1/2" wide x 10" deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1380414
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Antique Chinese ruyi scepter made of hardwood and three carved sections of white jade. The upper section is carved with a scene of two boys and an elephant. The middle section of jade is carved with two boys holding a large vase with flowers. The bottom piece of jade is carved with three recumbent goats, one of which holds in his mouth a curved and swirling ruyi mushroom. The scepter sits on a custom silk covered base which then sits on a carved rectangular hardwood stand. Fitted with a c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1700 item #1381013
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Antique Japanese scrol painting of a landscape with boat. The water is very still and the moon is high over a mountain in the distance. A flock of geese swoops down from the sky on the right. On the far left, an outcropping of rocks partially obscures some rural houses. A willow tree drapes itself outward over the water. With signed tomobako. Signed Tan'yu and with the seal of his given name Moninobu. Certified by Eitoku, his grandfather. Kano Tan'yu (1602-1674) was one of the foremost...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1382923
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Antique mandala thangka painting depicting a central image of Padmasambhava surrounded by various scenes of heavenly beings and fierce deities. The backside of the thangka with 3 character sanskrit inscription.

Padmasambhava is said to have lead the first Nyingma traditionalist teachings in Tibet, the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He sits on a lotus throne, holding a vajra in his right hand and, in the other, a kapala (skull cup) filled with the elixir of ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1383950
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Chinese pair of horseshoe back arm chairs, made of huanghuali wood. The back splat is carved with a chimera and the front apron is carved with a scrolling vine motif. Dramatic grain patterning and rattan seats.

19th century

Dimensions: 39 1/2" high x 27" wide x 25" deep. Seat is 20" high.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1940 item #1383951
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A symbol of humility and modesty, a bed made for the scholar's hermitage aesthetics. Carved huanghuali wood in a naturalistic root form, constructed and joined together creating the enveloping roots and branches. The seat platform is of block wood fitted to mimic woven mats. These types of furniture are reminiscent of the Song dynasty. Scholars retreated into the mountains and relinquished materialism. The aesthetic is based on nature and moves away from lavish and precious gold, bronze, and sil...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1800 item #1384005
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Chinese antique luohan day bed, made of zitan hardwood with rattan seat. Arms and back carved in key fret motif. Wide arching legs.

19th c. Qing Dynasty

Dimensions: 30 3/4" high x 82" wide x 39" deep. Seat: 17 1/2" high x 76 1/4" wide x 35" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1384013
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Chinese porcelain figure of a seated Daoist monk. The monk's skin is left unglazed, his draping robes and seat with Sancai "three colors" of yellow, green, and dark purple underglazes. One of the figure's ears is pierced through for gas to escape during kiln firing.

18th/19th century

Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 4 1/4" x 11" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1800 item #1384062
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Antique pair of Chinese official's hat arm chairs, made of huanghuali wood with intricately woven rattan seats. Carved cusped edged apron. Dramatic grain.

Provenance: From the collection of the Santa Barbara Museum.

17th century

Dimensions: 44" high x 18 7/8" wide x 17" deep. Seat: 20 1/2" high.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1800 item #1384283
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Chinese pair of huanghuali wood official's hat chairs. Simply and smoothly carved with a cusped edge on the front legs. Rattan seats. Provenance: from the collection of the Santa Barbara Museum, California. (Note regarding the Museum label: little was known about Chinese hardwoods at the time this label was made. Thus the wood is mislabeled "cherry wood").

17th Century

Dimensions: 39 1/4" high x 19 1/4" wide x 17" deep. Seat: 19 1/4" high x 18 1/2" wide x 15 1/2" deep...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Furniture : Pre 1800 item #1384326
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Chinese antique rectangular foot stand made of huanghuali wood. Classic lines and simple elegance. Underside with characters in ink.

17th/18th Century

Dimensions: 6 1/4" high x 25 1/2" long x 13" wide
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1384330
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Chinese rare Sancai glazed pottery figure of a standing horse. The saddle pad is glazed with four colors including a rare blue. The saddle itself is covered with a vermillion slip and naturalistically modeled with sweeping folds of fabric. Most exquisite is the graceful arching of the horses neck, the slight turn of the perfectly proportioned head, and one whimsically turned back ear. With TL test papers.

Tang Dynasty 618-907

Dimensions: 21 1/2" high x 19" long