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Fine Chinese Huanghuali Tray, Qing

DESCRIPTION: An extraordinary Chinese tray, its rectangular form crafted from one slab of huanghuali wood that has been skillfully hollowed to expose the beautiful grain and form the graceful, curved edges. This elegant tray highlights the incredible beauty of this favored Chinese wood and virtually shimmers in the light. Excellent condition with a nice weight to it; from a private collection. DIMENSIONS: 13 1/2" wide (34.2 cm) x 9" deep (22.8 cm).


Grand Chinese Hardwood Presentation Plaque, Dated 1817

DESCRIPTION: A large and impressive Chinese hardwood plaque, dating from the early 19th century, Qing Dynasty. This imposing plaque has four large Chinese characters carved into the center panel, with longer inscriptions in smaller characters to each side. Translated, this plaque was presented as a birthday present to a man named "Yang" in 1817 (the 21st year of the reign of Jiaqing, 1796 - 1820), and states that the honoree's life represented excellence in both virtue and longevity.... Click for details

$2,995 SALE: Was $3,400

Chinese Rosewood Kang Table, 18th or 19th C.

DESCRIPTION: A fine rosewood (perhaps huanghuali) Chinese kang table dating from the 18th/19th century. The two solid sides that form the legs are joined to the top with dovetail joints and carved (not appliquéd) with a pair of bats symbolizing good fortune, and the Chinese character for "luck." KANG TABLES: In the colder regions of China, a hollow platform known as a ‘kang’ was built into the main living room. Made of clay or brick, the kang would be heated from underneath and used as a... Click for details


Large Chinese Scholar’s Burl Brush Pot, Qing

DESCRIPTION: A handsome Chinese scholar's brush pot crafted from burl root and hollowed well to hold a number of brushes (pictured here with three quality brushes we also have listed). Its undulating form, texture and patina are striking to view, and its natural shape would have had great appeal to the Chinese scholar in his studio. Dating from the Qing dynasty, mid 19th C., this pot is in very good condition with a few inconsequential rim cracks; very solid and sturdy. DIMENSIONS: 7 3/4" high... Click for details


Chinese Carved Scroll Weight with Two Lions

DESCRIPTION: An unusual and dynamic Chinese scroll weight of two lions carved from a single slab of very dark wood (Zitan? Ebony?). The lions stand on a rectangular base with left paws touching a brocade ball, each facing opposite directions and each with fierce expression, one gazing upwards and the other looking straight ahead. The wood is very dense with a hair-like grain and purple undertones. Because of the lions' curved backs, this weight could have been used as a brush rest as... Click for details


Vintage Chinese Bamboo Wrist Rest with Calligraphy

DESCRIPTION: A Chinese scholar's wrist rest crafted from reddish-brown bamboo, the surface covered with fifteen lines of finely carved, raised calligraphy citing a 1962 poem by Mao Zedong. Excellent condition. DIMENSIONS: 11" long (28 cm) x 3" wide (7.6 cm).


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