• #15205 Very Rare 17-18 Century Tie-Li wood Table with Marble Inlay

    Side Table and Square Table

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    (明或早清鐵梨木鑲舊雲石方桌) This is a late Ming to early Qing table made of rare Te-Li hardwood inlaid with beautiful old marble with a natural design on the stone that looks like mountains after mountains in old classical Chinese paintings. Furniture pieces made of Te-Li from the early period of Ming and early Qing often carry a simplistic design with rare exceptions with carvings. Te- Li wood has a nick name: Poor man's Ji-Chi-Mu (Chicken-Feather-Wood) for their similarities in color and grain with Ji-Chi-Mu with tighter grain and darker color. Ji-Chi-Mu, among the top three Chinese hardwood, was and is a much denser and costlier wood, compared to Te-Li, and few could afford. However, old Ming style furniture pieces made of Te-Li hardwood are still very rare. On this table top, one can see the maker of this furniture piece specially inlaid around the table top with strips of Ji-Chi-Mu to show off the two different colors of the wood and to correspond to the layers of the gray colors of the mountains on the marble. The joinery of the wood on the table needs some more adequate repair. The old marble top with an unusual light yellow and variations of gray colors on this table resembles the traditional Chinese landscape that is sought after by collectors and connoisseurs. Dimensions are: 30 1/4" W x 30 1/4" D x 31 1/4" H

  • #15301 Rare Antique Brazier Stand with Two Drawers and Fitted with a Brass Bowl

    Side Table and Square Table Specialty Item ...

    6500.00

    4800.00

    This unusual and beautiful large size antique northern Chinese brazier stand is fitted with a brass pan for burning coals to keep warm at winter time. It is also uniquely fitted with two little drawers for storing tools such as small pair of stirs, etc. Dimensions: 29.5” L x 29.5” W x 24.75” H

  • #13734 Antique Ming Style Rare Hardwood Side Table

    Side Table and Square Table

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    Antique Ming style rare hardwood side table from the Qing dynasty; some repair. Dimensions: 40 3/4"w x 15"d x 30 1/2"h

  • #12826 Rare Antique Yu Wood Carrying Shrine Stand with Old Orange Lacquer

    Side Table and Square Table Chinese Furiture ...

    4200.00

    1500.00

    Rare antique old Yu wood carrying shrine stand with old orange lacquer and constructed with rare Ba-Wan-Chen style joinery and old gilt brass fitting. Once in a while, we found old furniture pieces with old paint that is not a traditional color for Chinese furniture. Some of these old yet odd colors, such as bright blue, ivory white, orange, etc., appear to be in the range of 40-50 years old rather than being painted recently to look like antique from modern day. It is possible that they might be furniture pieces being painted bright to disguise its antiquity during the Cultral Revolution (1966-1976), or that these furniture pieces were simply painted with bright color for the desire to have a modern look. The old gilt brass fitting on this piece is rare and similar gilt brass fitting can be found occassionally on some of the older furniture pieces from the more inland area in Northern China as well as on some of the Tibetan furniture pieces. Dimensions: 19"w x 19"d x 30 1/2"h

  • #7958 Early Style Antique Bai Wood Side Table with Double-Circle Design and Original Finish

    Side Table and Square Table Chinese Furiture ...

    2200.00

    1600.00

    清中期北方雕双圆柏木半桌)A solid and nice 18-19th century side table made of northern Bai wood (柏木)with original thick coating of brown color lacquer and “double-circles (双圆)” motif, constructed with rounded edges with rounded style legs and a wrap style joinery. There is an additional melon style support that was created with a wooden part that was joined to the frame of the “floating-panel” top underneath the table for additional support. The bottom part of the legs of this table is nicely worn with small pockets showing the table’s age with the moisture from the ground. Dimensions: Dimensions: 37" L x 22.25" W x 32" H.

  • #6701 Rare Antique Ming Style Ju-Wood Square Altar Table

    Side Table and Square Table

    6800.00

    3600.00

    This nice Ju wood table with a Ming style Ba-Wan-Chun joinery is in good condition with beautiful grains showing on the naturally worn table top with nice patina. Four tall round legs are in fine condition. This table has a very broad "Floating-Panel" frame for the table top. Such square table with a Ming style Ba-Wan-Chun joinery and made of Ju wood is much rarer, compared to rectangular shaped Northern wine tables made of Yu wood with similar joinery. This perfect size table makes an elegant statement as a table for two or four! It is in original unfinished condition. Age: 150-300 years old. Ju wood, Southern Chinese elm, is a much denser and finer wood than Yu wood, Northern elm. It takes many years for a ju wood tree to grow to a usable size tree; while Yu wood is a fast growing tree and usually grow to a big tree and is a common wood used for Northern Chinese furniture and for reproducing furniture in general. Ju wood furniture can be dated to the 17th century or later. Old Ju wood furniture piece with good design and good craftsmanship is rare. Dimensions: 35.25" x 35.25" x 33.75"

  • #4947 Very Rare 17th Century Nan-Mu Hardwood Long Table with Lattice Style Suppot

    Side Table and Square Table

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    This incredibly rare and gracious eight and half feet long 17th century narrow table is made of Nan-Mu wood. It is constructed with a rare lattice style support underneath the “Floating-Panel” top with the pedestal style legs. The lattice style support is not only an elegant design, but a thoughtful one to assure that this very narrow yet very long table will spare the possibility of being warped. The top panel and the stretchers were created in a ribbed “melon” style that echo the layered look of the lattice design as well as the all rounded shape of the design of all the parts that this table is constructed with, including the rounded legs, the edges of the table, and the small wooden pieces that composed the lattice work. With some old replacements in wood. Dimensions: 103 3/4"w x 13"d x 33 1/2"h.

  • #6661 Antique An-Huei Style Bread-Kneading Table

    Side Table and Square Table Chinese Furiture ...

    5500.00

    2800.00

    This antique An-Huei style bread-kneading table has a beautiful silky wood with a well polished French Polish finish that is a soft glow. It is constructed with a very thick floating-panel frame on top with two drawers and one sliding door underneath on both sides. One side of the drawers and doors are new replacements. 19th century. Dimensions: 47"w x 35 1/4"d x 31 3/4"h

  • #7474 Rare 17-18th Century Square Table with Early Motifs and Design

    Side Table and Square Table

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    Beautiful rare 17-18th Century square table constructed with a broad floating-panel top with a combination of wrap style joinery and another additional stretcher underneath for support. It has an unusual carved Yin-Yang motif divided by a carved peach branch. Peach is a Daoist symbol for Longevity. This is an elegant piece with an intricate design. Dimensions:37"W x 37"D x 32 1/2"H

  • #7838 Rare 18-19th Century Northern Extra Long Side Table (New Clearance Price)

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    Rare 18-19th century extra long side table made of northern elm with a wrap style design and round legs. The whole table is constructed with rounded edges with unusual carved stylized dragon motif in a flower shape as support placed in between the table top and the delicate stretcher. French Polish finish. Minor repair to the inserted top panel. Some replacement of the carved motifs. Dimensions: 93 1/4"w x 18"d x 33"h.

  • #8915 Very Rare 18th Century Waisted Red Lacquer Desk

    Chinese Furniture Side Tables & Square Tables Side Table and Square Table ...

    9500.00

    5000.00

    This graceful and rare 18th century two drawer desk has beautiful cloud shape spandrels and finely etched large old brass fittings. The body of the desk is slightly tapered with an elegant recessed higher waist. this table has a rare old red lacquer refinished in French Polish. Dimensions: 37 1/4"w x 22 3/4"d x 35 1/2"h. ( This item is shown on our home page “SPECIALS” )

  • #8940 Rare 17th Century Side Table with Original Thick Beige Da-Qi Lacquer

    Side Table and Square Table

    13000.00

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    8940 This simple and beautiful 17th century wine table in classical form is constructed with a “floating-panel” in a thick frame for the top, with a short waist subtly recessed under the top panel and rounded out in shape with the leg and two side rails under the waist forming a three-part joinery showing an arrow shape outside at the top of the leg while being fitted inside with specially made wooden structure. This northern Chinese table made of Yu wood has a very thick and beautifully worn lacquer coating on the table top, called “Da-Qi (grand lacquer)” or “Bai Qi (white lacquer)”, with many layers of built up tree lacquer, wet-sanded by hand to achieve the perfectly smooth coating for each layer. This is a time-consuming process with the work of building ten's and twenty's or more layers to form the thick coating because, besides being done by hand, each layer also needs to be dried out completely before the next layer is built on. This process is usually done in a dust-controlled room. The table is further strengthened by four stretchers in a hump-back shape in between the four legs with the hoof style feet. From this simple example, one can see the kind of work went into making the piece to ensure its durability and long lasting nature while working with a design that is aesthetically eye-appealing in mind. Dimensions: 36"w x 18"d x 33 1/2"h

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