• #14845 An excellent architectural fragment of a carved dragon

    Large Architectural Carving Decorative & Collectibles ...

    3800.00

    2100.00

    An excellent architectural fragment of a carved dragon with all original colors made of organic color pigments. Dimensions: 25"w x 8"d x 10 3/4"h

  • #14733 Large Size 17-18th Century Wooden Architecture Fragment of a Coin Design

    Large Architectural Carving

    3000.00

    1600.00

    A large size 17th century hand-carved Chinese architectural fragment with an unusual design combining a coin motif with a Ming style sun flower motif. Floral motif with a front-facing opening position in full blossom can be found in the 17th century Chinese architectural wooden work and 17th century Chinese furniture pieces from Central China and Northern China , as well as in 17th century clay roof-tile decoration. Coin motif was used as an auspicious symbol to bring "plentifulness" or "wealth" to a household. Dimensions: 30"w x 1 3/4"d x 30"h

  • #1725 Set of 4 Painted Carved Plaques

    Large Architectural Carving

    0.00

    0.00

    Painted in original vegetable-dye colors, this set of 4 carvings comes in two pairs of shorter and longer sizes. They are carved in layers with open design with the complete 8-Immortals and other auspicious symbols. This set of carvings with wonderful opaque colors makes beautiful and fancy decor for any home desires a lacy and intricate look with a soft deity scene. Age: 100-150 years old Finish: Original vegetable dye Dimensions: 79'' x 1.25'' x 6''

  • #6533 Rare Antique Hanging Wooden Plaque With Carved Calligraphy

    Large Architectural Carving

    0.00

    0.00

    This rare large size antique temple hanging wooden plaque is carved on the left with calligraphy dating "Qing Dynasty Dao-Guang Reign Mark 8th Year Lunar January (1828)". The four carved large calligraphy characters in the middle read horizontally from right to left as "God's Favor Forever Protects". On the right side, it reads vertically from the top to the bottom that this plaque was presented, after bathing and after burning the incense (showing the respect) , for the completion of the remodeling or rebuilding of the main palace and entrance. The one character in the middle of the plaque on the very top reads "dedicated to". This piece is made of thick and selected cuts of Northern Chinese elm with traces of original red lacquer can still be seen at various spots. Restored and refinished in French-Polish in blond color. Singular and Horizontal wooden plaque like this one was often hung under a door way or on the top and the center of a major wall in a main hall. Unlike this one, majority of such plaques were either presented and dedicated to a person with good deeds and virtue or that it might simply contain characters showing moral teaching or the name of a building or a room. Very occasionally, like this piece presented here, it was used to record a special event. Dimensions 66"w x 2"d x 37"h

  • #12215 Rare 16-17th Century Architectural Fragment in Carved Bamboo Motif

    Large Architectural Carving

    4200.00

    0.00

    This exquisite and possibly 16th-17th century architectural fragment of a smaller size arch is finely carved in bamboo motif at the outside frame. The inner latticework is composed of two sections of "Continuing" design on the two sides with a central fan- shaped lattice work holding a "Ruyi" symbol. "Ruyi" means "to your wish" and that it might have derived from Ling-Zhi, the medicinal Chinese mushroom that is used in Chinese medicine. Dimensions: 45"w x 1 3/8"d x 18 7/8"h

  • #11968 Extra-Large Size Antique Architectural Railing

    Large Architectural Carving

    4800.00

    4800.00

    Large size antique architectural railing with carved Ming floral design, French Polish blond. Dimensions: 36 1/2"h x 84"w x 1 7/8"d

  • #14845 An excellent architectural fragment of a carved dragon

    Large Architectural Carving Decorative & Collectibles ...

    3800.00

    2100.00

    An excellent architectural fragment of a carved dragon with all original colors made of organic color pigments. Dimensions: 25"w x 8"d x 10 3/4"h

  • #14733 Large Size 17-18th Century Wooden Architecture Fragment of a Coin Design

    Large Architectural Carving

    3000.00

    1600.00

    A large size 17th century hand-carved Chinese architectural fragment with an unusual design combining a coin motif with a Ming style sun flower motif. Floral motif with a front-facing opening position in full blossom can be found in the 17th century Chinese architectural wooden work and 17th century Chinese furniture pieces from Central China and Northern China , as well as in 17th century clay roof-tile decoration. Coin motif was used as an auspicious symbol to bring "plentifulness" or "wealth" to a household. Dimensions: 30"w x 1 3/4"d x 30"h

  • #1725 Set of 4 Painted Carved Plaques

    Large Architectural Carving

    0.00

    0.00

    Painted in original vegetable-dye colors, this set of 4 carvings comes in two pairs of shorter and longer sizes. They are carved in layers with open design with the complete 8-Immortals and other auspicious symbols. This set of carvings with wonderful opaque colors makes beautiful and fancy decor for any home desires a lacy and intricate look with a soft deity scene. Age: 100-150 years old Finish: Original vegetable dye Dimensions: 79'' x 1.25'' x 6''

  • #6533 Rare Antique Hanging Wooden Plaque With Carved Calligraphy

    Large Architectural Carving

    0.00

    0.00

    This rare large size antique temple hanging wooden plaque is carved on the left with calligraphy dating "Qing Dynasty Dao-Guang Reign Mark 8th Year Lunar January (1828)". The four carved large calligraphy characters in the middle read horizontally from right to left as "God's Favor Forever Protects". On the right side, it reads vertically from the top to the bottom that this plaque was presented, after bathing and after burning the incense (showing the respect) , for the completion of the remodeling or rebuilding of the main palace and entrance. The one character in the middle of the plaque on the very top reads "dedicated to". This piece is made of thick and selected cuts of Northern Chinese elm with traces of original red lacquer can still be seen at various spots. Restored and refinished in French-Polish in blond color. Singular and Horizontal wooden plaque like this one was often hung under a door way or on the top and the center of a major wall in a main hall. Unlike this one, majority of such plaques were either presented and dedicated to a person with good deeds and virtue or that it might simply contain characters showing moral teaching or the name of a building or a room. Very occasionally, like this piece presented here, it was used to record a special event. Dimensions 66"w x 2"d x 37"h

  • #12215 Rare 16-17th Century Architectural Fragment in Carved Bamboo Motif

    Large Architectural Carving

    4200.00

    0.00

    This exquisite and possibly 16th-17th century architectural fragment of a smaller size arch is finely carved in bamboo motif at the outside frame. The inner latticework is composed of two sections of "Continuing" design on the two sides with a central fan- shaped lattice work holding a "Ruyi" symbol. "Ruyi" means "to your wish" and that it might have derived from Ling-Zhi, the medicinal Chinese mushroom that is used in Chinese medicine. Dimensions: 45"w x 1 3/8"d x 18 7/8"h

  • #11968 Extra-Large Size Antique Architectural Railing

    Large Architectural Carving

    4800.00

    4800.00

    Large size antique architectural railing with carved Ming floral design, French Polish blond. Dimensions: 36 1/2"h x 84"w x 1 7/8"d

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