• #18272 Antique Chinese Five-Drawer Red Lacquer Desk

    Side Table and Square Table Chinese Furiture ...

    2800.00

    1500.00

    Antique Chinese Five-Drawer Red Lacquer Desk. This desk has a nice thick red lacquer possibly was enhanced later. It is constructed in the traditional style joinery with a nicely carved spadrel with a dragon motif. This desk with a beautiful color and a slick design is in great condition and is a great size to be used behind the sofa or as an entryway piece. Early 20th century. Dimensions: 33 7/8" H x 53" L x 16 3/8" W

  • #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

  • #7958 18-19th Century Bai Wood Side Table with Double-Circle Design

    Side Table and Square Table

    2200.00

    0.00

    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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    0.00

    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 Excellent Antique An-Huei Style Bread-Kneading Table

    Side Table and Square Table

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    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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    (早清南榆帶金絲楠木面圓包圓四方桌)This is an interesting 17-18th century square table, possibly used as an altar table. The workmanship and the style are from the north, but the darker wood frame on the table top appears to be either older Ju wood that tends to have part of the wood looking denser with tighter locally curled grain which the northern woodworker or tradesman calls it Nan-Yu (南榆, Southern Elm) which is Ju wood (櫸木), or it could be wood from the center part of a very old Chinese walnut tree(核桃樹)which tends to be darker with more dramatic grain. Sometimes it is hard to tell exactly what type of wood it is on an older furniture piece, not only because some parts of the different woods can look very similar, but also, after the furniture having been refinished, stripped, or weathered in whatever condition, can all make it difficult to identify the real wood type. This is possible that why Mr. Wang-Shi-Xiang (王世襄先生), the world renown author, researcher, and collector of the Ming and Ming style hardwood Chinese furniture, recommended that the identification of a furniture piece for its age be best examined from the carving on the furniture piece. The combined use of Nan-Yu and Jin-Si-Nan-Mu wood for a piece of furniture, though not common, still make sense. This early table is constructed with a very thick and much wider “Floating-Panel” style frame for the top which is inserted with three pieces of Golden-Thread-Nan-Mu (金絲楠木). The thick frame is hand-carved into a three-banded “melon” (瓜羐)design on the edge that looks as if three pieces of thin boards were stacked on top of each other from the outside. The long and wide spandrels that “wrap” around the four sides of the table were actually “locked” into the legs by cutting into the legs to join the legs, creating an illusion of a large round hole at the four corners where the rounded legs actually go through these holes and being “locked” in the space. Underneath the four-sided spandrel, a variation of the Ba-Wang-Chen style joinery was further attached in the similar construction that allows the legs to again go through the created round holes and being double-locked in the space. Naturally, one can see how strongly this table is built to prevent the legs from falling out, getting loose or warped. Earlier furniture pieces often have great design and joinery to make sure every part stays intact at its place for a long time. The four short posts carved in a “double” design with an arrow shaped “pointed” joinery that joins the table top and the horizontal spandrel on each side of the table further prevent the table top and the spandrels from being warped through time. The carved Yin-Yang (陰陽)design in a circle with Ling-Zhi medicinal mushroom (靈芝)and leaf motif, and peach (桃)motif on some sides, works to break all the straight lines of the table and is the focus of the table along with its very wide table top frame made of special different color of wood. It is possible that this older table might have been used as an altar table for a Daoist's residence or building. The carved Yin-Yang design in a medallion shape has also appeared in some early Chinese latticework. Dimensions: 36 3/4”x 36 7/8” x 32 1/4” H

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

    Chinese Furniture Side Table and Square Table ...

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    This rare 18th century two-drawer desk has beautifully shaped cloud spandrels and finely etched large old brass fittings. The body of the desk is slightly tapered with an elegant recessed high waist. One notices the cloud spandrel underneath the rounded corner where the leg and the horizontal support joins is also recessed. The design of this entire table is clean and elegant with its taller height that speaks of the style of the older and rarer table pieces from the earlier period that are hard to find. This table has a rare original old red lacquer and has been refinished in French Polish. Some minor scratches and loss of lacquer on the table top. Dimensions: 37 1/4"w x 22 3/4"d x 35 1/2"h.

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

    Side Table and Square Table

    13000.00

    0.00

    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

  • #10872 Rare Early Bai Wood Half Moon Tables

    Side Table and Square Table

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    This unusual 17-18th century Northern Bai wood half-moon table has an unusual shelf in each half of the table. It is elegantly proportioned; original dark lacquer. Dimensions: 16 3/8"w x 32 5/8"d x 31 3/8"h.

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