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  • #15488 Pair of 17th Century Architectural Fragments of Carved Wooden Fu-Lions

    Corbel Carving & Other

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    Pair of 17th century architectural fragments of carved wooden Fu- lions (Fu- dogs) in lovely expression and carved detail. It still retains the original and faded organic color pigments with unusual painted circular patterns.

  • #9899 Pair of Architectural Supports with Finely Carved Squirrels

    Corbel Carving & Other

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    Pair of small antique architectural fragments/supports finely carved with a male and a female squirrel in original old colors and gilt; 150-250 years old. Dimensions: 4 1/4"w x 1 1/4"d x 17 1/2"h.

  • #10328 Pair of Rare Ming Dynasty Architectural Carvings with Original Natural Color Pigments

    Corbel Carving & Other

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    Pair of rare Ming dynasty architectural carvings with original natural color pigments; 17th century. Dimensions:6 1/2"w x 8 1/2"d x 26"h

  • #10311 Antique Architectural Carving of a Fu-Lion

    Corbel Carving & Other

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    Fabulous architectural carving of an exaggerated fu-lion perched over a carved ball; 150-250 years old; traces of old green and dark red color can be seen. With some old worm holes. As-is. Dimensions: 7"w x 11"d x 45 1/2"h

  • #12464 Antique Architectrual Carving of a Deer Biting a Stem of a Peony

    Corbel Carving & Other

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    This small adorable 17-18th century architectural carving shows an auspicious deer like animal wearing a harness with Ruyi (to your wish) ornament, biting a peony flower branch in its mouth in a crouching position looking back. Dimensions: 14 1/2"w x 4"d x 11"h

  • #12460 Pair of Finely Carved Antique Architectural or Bed Lattice Panels

    Decorative and Collectible Corbel Carving & Other Small Architectural Carving Decorative & Collectibles ...

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    650.00

    Pair of good antique architectural panels with finely carved motifs and vase shape lattice work; made of good Nan-Mu wood. With original brown-red lacquer finish; mounted with new hanging fittings on top. The sound of "vase" is the same as the character "harmony, peace, or safe" in Chinese language. In ancient Chinese wood work, the vase symbol is often created as an auspicious symbol to bless a home. The carved Ling-Zhi medicinal mushroom as ornaments represents the prosperity (abundance) while it is a healing herb use din Chinese medicine. The latticework is specially created in a style in Chinese woodwork called "Yi Zi Teng (一字藤, One-Character Vine) as one can see the one line of the latticework continues through the object shape (the vase) as well as the frame that frames the object. It is a popular design used in Chinese woodwork during the Qing period to imply the continuity of life and generations. Also, in Chinese art, it is always more special and therefore more valuable to have a pair of objects than two singular similar pieces together. Dimensions: 9 1/4"w x 1"d x 26 3/4"h

  • #12481 17th-18th Century Antique Chinese Architectural Carving of a Scaled Dragon

    Corbel Carving & Other

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    A medium size 17-18th century antique Chinese architectural carving of a wonderful scaled dragon with what looks like a fish tail in original finish with a great expression and composition showing layered visual effect, as-is. It is said that there were nine dragons who were nine sons of the sun. The dragon with scales was originally said to be a water dragon who could command rain and water. Dimensions: 11"h x 22 3/8"w x 6 1/4"d

  • #12764 Yellow Box Wood Burl Root Sculpture Piece

    Corbel Carving & Other

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    Old box wood burl root statue; refinished in French polish. Dimensions:22 1/2"w x 9 5/8"d x 9 1/4"h

  • #13065 Pair of Excellent Ming Dynasty Carved Architectural Fragments

    Corbel Carving & Other

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    This is a Pair of very nice Ming Dynasty (1384-1644) antique Chinese wooden architectural fragments. At the front, it is well carved with an early style large bird that looks to be a phoenix, with long beak, crown, and extending long wings, and an auspicious Chilin mythical animal, with an interesting pavilion type of building or entrance fitted with four sets of screen doors made with latticework, behind the walking rails of a bridge or a walk way, that are half- open. One also sees a couple of the auspicious clouds adorning the top of the roof. Please also note the sizes of the creatures compared to the building, the bridge, and the entire landscape. This beautifully assembled and created landscape with an array of chosen auspicious objects evoked an idealistic longing for a world of harmony and peace. Dimensions: 6 1/4"h x 25 1/4"w x 6 1/4"h

  • #13136 Pair of Long 17th Century Carved Plaques

    Corbel Carving & Other

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    Pair of long 17th century carved plaques in Ruyi shape with Ming floral design. Dimensions: 30 3/4"h x 5"w x 3/4"d

  • #13563 Pair of 17-18th Century Architectural Fragments with Gilt Carp Design

    Corbel Carving & Other Decorative & Collectibles ...

    2200.00

    895.00

    Pr of 17-18th century architectural fragments with gilt carps on a lotus pad (carving on the back shows the turned lotus pad); finished in French Polish finish. As is. Dimensions: 10 1/2" X 10" x 1 1/4"

  • #13692 Pair of 18th Century Corbel Carvings of Two He-He Immortals

    Corbel Carving & Other

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    A pair of antique Chinese architectural corbel carvings of two “He-He Immortals”: one holds a lotus flower stem (with a large bat in front of the figure), the other holds a round treasure box with a coin (with a crane in front looking back to the figure). The pronunciations for the “lotus” and the “box” are the same. The “lotus” represents “being cordial” or “matched”, and the “box” represents “harmony”. The box can also represents wealth. These two immortals together represent and honor the harmonious relationship in a marriage, friendship, or within a family. The two immortals are often painted as two happy, smiling young boys or two rugged- hair looking, happy, smiling monks. Some said they were two monks from Tang Dynasty called “Han-Shan” and “Shi-De”. A pair of corbel carvings were often used under the two corners of a entrance or a door, serving as strengthening supports for the frame as well as decoration. Dimensions: 16 1/2"w x 3"d x 27"h