• #15052 Intricately Carved Antique Bed Fragment Made of Special Nan-Mu

    Small Architectural Carving Decorative & Collectibles ...

    850.00

    450.00

    Beautifully carved antique bed fragment from the entrance of a canopy bed. This piece is intricately carved with a fisherman coming back from fishing, holding a fish basket and a stick with a caught fish on it, meeting and chatting under a tree with a young working man carrying a stick with a tassel as well. Both appeared to be standing on padded wood boards or a bridge. The bottom of the carving is carved with two feet and a design from an incense burner, while one side of the carving is carved with a scroll design with plum blossoms and bamboo. The wood has been stripped and looks quite dense and slightly purple with straight lines for its grain. The wood also smells slightly fragrant. This carving might be made of Purple Nan-Mu (紫楠), also called Fragrant Nan-Mu (香楠) which is an excellent wood material from China. Dimensions: 1 1/2"L x 11 1/4" W x 14" H

  • #14870 A pair of 17th Century architectural carvings

    Small Architectural Carving

    2200.00

    0.00

    A pair of 17th Century architectural carvings of a deer under a pine tree in original organic color pigment. Dimensions: 14"w x 14"h

  • #14560 Old carved bed panel with old color and m.o.p. inlay

    Small Architectural Carving

    0.00

    0.00

    Old carved bed panel with old color and m.o.p. inlay; 19th C.; New frame; As Is Dimensions: 9 1/16"w x 13/16"d x 6 1/8"h

  • #14552 Pair of antique carved bed panels

    Small Architectural Carving

    0.00

    0.00

    Pair of antique carved bed panels with figures and architecture element, with old colors and m.o.p. inlay; New frame Dimensions: 10 3/4"w x 1"d x 6 7/16"h

  • #8749 Pair of Antique Carved Architectural Fragments

    Small Architectural Carving Decorative & Collectibles ...

    850.00

    385.00

    Pair of antique architectural fragments, each carved with a pair of auspicious animals. One is carved with two elephant and Chilin like animals playing with each other on a ground with leafy trees. The other one is carved with a pair of deer like animals on a ground with bamboo and pine trees. Although the carvings are very simple, they have vivid and playful expressions. These are sweet pieces to take home. Great for a shelf project! 200-250 years old. Priced for the pair. Dimensions: 20 1/2"w x 3 1/4"d x 4 1/2"h

  • #11926 Architectural Fragment of Carved Two Lotus Flowers

    Small Architectural Carving

    0.00

    0.00

    Architectural fragment of carved two lotus flowers; 17-18th century. Dimensions: 11 3/4"w x 3 1/2"d x 3 1/2"h.

  • #12487 Good Antique Carved Architectural Wood Panel

    Small Architectural Carving Decorative & Collectibles ...

    285.00

    89.00

    Good antique architectural fragment of a carved panel with various birds and peony design with original old red color. Dimensions: 15 3/8"w x 1"d x 5 1/4"h

  • #12488 Pair of Carved Antique Wedding Bed Panels

    Small Architectural Carving Decorative & Collectibles ...

    850.00

    420.00

    Pair of carved antique wedding bed fragments with original red lacquer and gilt and with auspicious bonsai and frog motifs. Dimensions: 12 3/4"h x 5 5/8"w x 1 7/8"d

  • #13048 Set of Three 17th to 18th Century Carved Architectural Fragments

    Small Architectural Carving

    950.00

    520.00

    This set of three antique Chinese carved architectural fragments came from a larger set of antique Chinese tall screen doors or windows as the decorative sections for the screens. Carvings on the old Chinese woodwork associated with living space, building, furniture, or utilitarian pieces often contain wonderful auspicious motifs to bless the users, showing human's wish and a culture seeking a harmonious and safe living environment that brings prosperity to the generations. On the top panel, in the middle, one sees a vase, on a banana leaf, with a traditional form, storing a scroll, a branch, and a holder carved with a bird head with a hanging that looks like the instrument Qing. On the right side is a frog or toad carved with cloud pattern perching on a board and looking back. At he very far right is a round container with a stir in it. On the left side of the panel, there is another vase in the form of a peony flower set on a stand with tall hoofed feet, holding a flowering branch. All the carved objects are framed in a scroll shaped border with a simplified dragon design. All the above is carved in the relieved style. The middle panel contains a carved rabbit looking back with an Yin- Yang motif, while, on the right, a round box and a stemming branch of lotus flower buds are carved. Both of the round box and the lotus flower stem are objects carried by the two He- He Immortals, two young male Immortals, that signify harmony and peace. The legendary rabbit is associated with female Immortal Chang-Er who was punished to stay on the moon, with the pet rabbit's company, to forever grind and make the Longevity medicine Don- Sha. All are part of the famous Daoist's mythology and stories. At the bottom panel, a dog- like Fu- lion or Qilin is presented on a stylized square stand, looking back as well. On the right, a bonsai planter with stand or feet is planted with bamboo plant and placed along with another vase that holds a symbol that looks like a coin. To the left, a beautiful incense burner on a footed stand is carved in nice detail with hanging rings on the two ears, holding a leafy plant. Next to it, is a small container with an ice-ray or cracked- ice pattern also with a stir inside the container. Many of the carvings we found on the Chinese wood work, whether furniture pieces or architectural fragments, particularly on the architectural fragments, offer many insights as to how people lived, their philosophical views or wishes towards life, and even the objects they used or lived in. They offer rich resources for research in art and culture as well as important philosophical concepts and bring great beauty to the generations and beyond. Dimensions for each panel: 18 1/8"w x 1/2"d x 7 1/8". Outside frames are new.

  • #13156 Set of Eight Intricately Carved Architectural Wood Panels

    Small Architectural Carving

    0.00

    0.00

    Set of Eight very intricately carved antique architectural wood panels with figure and animals carved in layers from old Chinese doors or windows. As-is. New frames. Dimensions: 5 1/2"h x 17 1/8"w x 1 3/8"d

  • #13194 Antique Carved Bed Fragment

    Small Architectural Carving Decorative & Collectibles ...

    260.00

    195.00

    Antique carved single bed fragment with relieved carving of figures and gilt painting. 19th century. New frame. Dimensions: 7 3/4"h x 15 7/8"w x 1 1/8"d

  • #13287 Rare Antique Small Carved and Gilt Panel with Calligraphy and Daoist Design

    Small Architectural Carving

    0.00

    0.00

    This interesting and rare carved panel was an insert for a larger wooden structure. It is intricately carved and painted with gilt and other organic color pigments with pieces of cut glass on the background for a glittering effect. Some loss on the carving. This panel contains various Daoist motifs, including two maps of Ba-Gua (the Eight Parameters), a special concept derived from I-Jing (the classic Book of Change) , based on the moving of the earth and its relationships with the sun and the moon. Ba-Gua is what the Chinese Lunar calendar composed of and is related to Chinese astrology Zi-Wei-Dou-Shu as well as Chinese Medicine The special character in the middle of the Ba-Gua on the left is used as an amulet in Daoism for one to be rid of ghost or spirit. This unusual and complex character, which can not be found easily in regular Chinese dictionary, can be pronounced Ji, Jian, or Ni. It is composed of a name Jian (Jian, 漸)with the character of rain(Yu, 雨) on the top and the character of ear (Er, 耳) at the bottom. The rain is related to water as ancient Daoists worshiped Da-Yu (大禹,21-22 B. C.) whom invented a special way of preventing Huang-He (Yellow River)from flooding by diverting the water to a different route rather than building the same walls again and again to stop the water from flooding. Water is related to one of the practices by Daoists for cultivating and uniting one's internal and external world, and for promoting self healing. The Yin-Yang in the middle of the Ba-Gua on the right represents the two opposite moving energy, life force, that also follow each other, and is what the universe is made of in Daoism. Dimensions:21.75"w x 16"h

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