• #25257 Small Ming Dynasty Carved Wood Architectural Relics of A Hare Like Animal

    Small Architectural Carving Decorative & Collectibles ...

    565.00

    420.00

    This Small Ming Dynasty Carved Wood Architectural Relics of A Hare like mythical animal came from an old building. Its exotic dramatic and bold expression is typical from the period. One sees the bulging round body looks as if it's ready to take off anytime! Some small losses in wood. As is. Estimated to be from the 16-17th century. Dimensions: 7 3/4" L x 4 3/4" W x 6 1/2" H (when positioned in photo1)

  • #22533 Antique Architectural Carving of a Dragon Chilin with Traces of Gilt

    Corbel Carving & Other Decorative & Collectibles ...

    820.00

    420.00

    Antique Architectural Carving of a Dragon Chilin with Traces of Gilt. This wonderful creature with a sculptural quality has great expression. Its carving is executed in good detail with a bold manner. The back of the carving has a Chinese government's antique wax seal. Minor losses. 150-250 years old. As is. Dimensions: 14" L x 7" H x 4 1/2" D

  • #13047 Pair of Antique Carved Architectural Door or Window Panels

    Small Architectural Carving Decorative & Collectibles ...

    595.00

    435.00

    (一對清中早期建築門窗木雕片)This pair of antique carved panels are part of a much larger set of old Chinese architectural doors or windows. The small rectangular wooden panels are carved with a variety of vessels in different shapes, including various vases holding different flowers and vegetation, as well as other auspicious objects such as Ruyi (如意), Ling-Zhi branch (靈芝) , Buddhist's hand fruits (佛手瓜) , and an unique drinking vessel with handle in the shape of a pomegranate fruit (石榴) with seeds exposed. The carvings are created in a deep-relieved (陽刻) style, Yang style. The abundant vessels are arranged in a “full” composition with the emphasized shapes of the vessels that stand out to impress the viewers. Such creation is often intended to show off the character of the building and the social status of a prosperous family living in the building who possessed plenty of wealth and power. This type of design in woodworking was quite popular during the early Qing and throughout most of the Qing period. Carvings on old Chinese architectural woodwork best describe the development of Chinese social changes and cultural favorites through different dynasties and periods as they reflect trends and philosophy rendered by both ordinary people and the wealthy class. The outer new frames were created to match the carvings for displaying. In Chinese culture, vase in general symbolizes “peace” or “harmony” while pomegranate represents “fertility”, “generations to come”. Dimensions for each panel: 6 7/8" W x 16 ½" L. Dimensions:

  • #15397 Pair of 17-18th Century Architectural Carvings of Dragon Fish

    Small Architectural Carving Decorative & Collectibles ...

    2800.00

    895.00

    Pair of 17-18th Century Architectural Carvings of Dragon Fish. These pair of well carved water dragon or dragon fish once graced an elegant and elaborate ancient Chinese building or temple as part of its architectural structure with its vivid expression and for its auspicious symbol. It was said in ancient Chinese mythology that the sun had nine sons, nine dragons. The water dragon being one of them that can cause big waves and was the king of the ocean. Carp and fish is often used in Chinese culture for the auspicious meaning of plentiful-ness and for the career advancement or success of a young male as well. Such motif used for an ancient wooden structure also embedded the wishful thinking of a safe structure away from the fire. This pair of dragon head and fish tail combined creatures, carved on both sides with the same motif, is missing the end of a tail on one of them. One of the bare wooden part (without carving) that was used to insert or to connect to another part of the structure was also rotted, but nevertheless, as old as they are, they have withstood the weather and the test of time. As is. Dimensions for each: 23 1/4" L x 7 3/4" W x 2 1/4" D

  • #22752 Large Pair of Elaborately Carved Antique Chinese Architectural Carvings with Quails

    Large Architectural Carving

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    Large Pair of Impressive and Elaborately Carved Antique Chinese Architectural Carvings with fabulous quails or birds and vegetation. These carvings are wonderfully carved with many layers intertwined, with birds showing and hiding in between the deep branches of the pine and Peony-like flowering branches. The birds are carved with plump and sumptuous looking body, showing a time of joy and plenti-ness, and possibly peace. Slightly coated with lacquer. Dimensions: 38" L x 4 1/2" Depth x 14 3/4 H (each)

  • #22424 Pair of Intricately Carved Fine Antique Architectural Window Screens with Auspicious Symbols

    Window

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    Pair of Intricately Carved Fine Architectural Window Screens with Auspicious Symbols refinished in blond thick lacquer finish. 17-18th century. The latticework on these pair of screens is composed of a character of a "Double-Happiness, 喜喜" and other patterns. The latticework is composed by building two horizontal rails across and in between a thin frame inside the outer broader frame, forming the similar squares at the top and the bottom with a stylized square and U type of key shape. Then two more horizontal rails were built to form part of the "double-Happiness" character which is also built on lots of small squares. All of the lattice work is connected by wood pegs, with small intricate and well carved small ornaments of auspicious fruits, flowers, and more characters of "Fu, 福, Blessing" and "Shou, 壽, Longevity", as well as Ruyi and other symbols, fitted into the latticework design also by wood pegs. (The photo of the character shown on the newsletter is Fu, blessing.) The wood for the entire latticework is made of the precious Jin-Si-Nan-Mu (金絲楠木), a rare species of exotic blonde fine Chinese wood with delicate grain that is iridescent。The small carved panels at the bottoms of these screens also boast a carver's masterful skill in carving with animals that look like rams and a rooster (on one screen) with flower and vegetation. These window screens with exceptionally well carved and rare motives are definitely among the best examples to add to one's special collection of Chinese art in woodwork! Dimensions for each screen: 14 3/8" W x 44 1/4" H x 1 3/4" D

  • #14577 Small Antique Carved Bed Fragment with A couple

    Corbel Carving & Other Decorative & Collectibles ...

    435.00

    210.00

    Small Antique Carved Bed Fragment Small Antique Carved Bed Fragment with A couple with Original Organic Color Pigments. The man in a court costume sits on a horseshoe armchair holding a smaller female, possibly a concubine, as they converse inside a room with curtain and wall posts decorated in gilt dragon design. Crushed shell glitters were applied to this plaque when it was made as part of an elaborate canopy bed, part of the local characteristic of wood work from Ningbo, Zhejiang, Jiangsu area. Dimensions: 9 1/4" L x 5 1/4" W x 3/4" D

  • #8133 Set of Six Antique 17-18th Century Carved Lattice Sreens

    Latticework and Wood Carving Door ...

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    Photo shown is one out of A Set of Six Antique 17-18th Century Carved Lattice Screens. Stripped blond. Some replacements of wood. As is. The latticework on this screen is composed by building eight horizontal bars across from right to left or left to right in between the outer frame and hence building the rest of the latticework on these eight bars. So, the construction itself for the latticework is quite simple. The carved motives on this particular screen is quite interesting, including a cow like animal with hoof feet in the middle spitting out a smoke with a character of "moon, yue". To the right is a Daoist's sword with auspicious ruyi ,wrapped by its carrying ribbon. On the left is a "yuan-bao", a Chinese silver or gold bullion that represents wealth and prosperity, also wrapped by a ribbon with a brush that possibly belongs to an immortal of justice. Moon, of course, is a symbol in Daoism that represents the Yin of the Yin and Yang, a force in the universe that compliments and is part of the cycle, opposite of the sun, the day light, and the brighter and stronger force of the two. Moon is also often used to describe female's energy as it represents the more subdue side of the universe and energy. In many old classical Chinese literature or poems, moon is also often used to describe a female's beauty. Dimensions: 71" H x 19 1/4" W x 2" D (Each screen)

  • #14050 Antique Carved Wooden Bed Fragment Panel with Figures in Battle Scene

    Small Architectural Carving Decorative & Collectibles ...

    420.00

    225.00

    Antique Carved Wooden Bed Fragment Panel with Figures in A Battle Scene. the plaque is carved and painted with different colors. 19th century. Dimension: 8.75" X 16.5" X 0.75"

  • #19470 Antique Ex-Long Architectural Latticework with Ming Style Floral Design

    Large Architectural Carving Decorative & Collectibles ...

    2500.00

    1500.00

    Antique Massive Architectural Latticework with Ming Style Floral Design with original old red-brown color lacquer. There are four panels in the set. Priced and Sold for each piece. Estimated 150-200 years old. Such large size architectural work in horizontal shape with a simple classical Ming style floral design is rarely seen. This beautiful panel will make your decorating project a supreme one! Dimensions: 98" L x 24" W x 1 3/4" D

  • #21134 Antique Carved Horizontal Bed Frame with Bat and Figure

    Corbel Carving & Other Decorative & Collectibles ...

    1150.00

    435.00

    Antique Carved Horizontal Bed Frame with Bat and Figure in Openwork. Other motives include "twined" Ruyi vegetation and a pair of carved Fu-lions at the two vertical ends. This carving is a section on the top of a frontal frame of a canopy bed. Stripped and rustic with some dark lacquer remaining. As is. Over 100 years old. Dimensions: 46" L x 10 1/4" W x 2" D

  • #21132 Antique Carved Window Screen with Four-Petal and Immortal Design

    Window Decorative & Collectibles ...

    685.00

    520.00

    Antique Carved Window Screen with immortal figure and Phoenix carving with a rare four-petal "Shi-Di" (persimmon-head with leaves) design in latticework. Unfinished, in rustic condition. As is. Over 100 years old.

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