• #15814 Rare Antique Narrow and Tall Chest with Black Lacquer

    Small Cabinet and Chest Specialty Item ...

    4200.00

    0.00

    (清中早期帶竹邊黑漆小書箱)This is a rare and older antique small traveling style northern Chinese manuscript storage chest that was used to store rice paper bound manuscripts. It is constructed on a higher base as one piece and has shelves & drawers inside. This chest, possibly from the early Qing, has the original old black lacquer & iron fitting at the edges of the chest at the top and the bottom. One or two of the hinges on the doors were replaced. This chest with an unusual proportion has bamboo trims on the two sides of the top which adds elegance to the piece and also suggests where this chest might have come from. The bamboo trims also prevent the strapping ropes from being cut off by the textured rough metal from the long journey as one can see that there are two metal loops on each of the two sides of the chest for strapping ropes when traveling. One can only imagine the stories accompanying this chest along the journey! Small narrow and tall chest like this one not only makes a great stand in modern day's decor, it is also an intimate personal companion in one's everyday life to enjoy. Dimensions: 13” W x 15.5” D x 25” H

  • #14695 Antique Carved Dressing Table with Auspicious Deer & Plum Blossom

    Small Cabinet and Chest Decorative & Collectibles Specialty Item Decorative and Collectible ...

    1400.00

    800.00

    Antique elaborately Carved Dressing Table with Auspicious Deer & Plum Blossom from Northern China made of various hardwood and soft wood, refinished to FP blonde. 19th century or older.

  • #15590 Good Antique Northern Bank Chest with Old Brass Fitting and Original Lacquer

    Small Cabinet and Chest

    2400.00

    1700.00

    Antique northern Chinese bank chest with a lifting style door on the top with a storage compartment inside. The lower body is fitted with two doors; with old brass fitting and original red- brown color lacquer and finished in French Polish with tree lacquer. Over 100 years old. 34 1/2"w x 21 1/2"d x 33 1/4"h

  • #14820 Unusual Antique Table Top Dressing Cabinet

    Small Cabinet and Chest

    2600.00

    1800.00

    This unusual small antique cabinet style dressing table has a mirror holder at the open space on top. It has two drawers and two doors underneath for storing jewelry and personal cosmetic items. It has beautiful old circular brass plates as well as the original dark brown lacquer. The front is painted on two sides with vase and flower branch inside the vase. The open space inside is also painted with a large flowering branch. It is in deed an unusual one-of-a-kind useful and collectible piece. 19th century. Vase with flower is a common Chinese art motif. It signifies the "peace or harmony" as the pronunciation of the word for "vase" is the same as that of the "peace" or "harmony". Dimensions: 20 1/2"w x 10"d x 21"h

  • #12579 Finely Woven Large Carrying Style Antique Bamboo Storage Trunk

    Small Cabinet and Chest Decorative and Collectible Wooden and Leather Trunk ...

    1200.00

    0.00

    A finely woven large rectangular bamboo-woven trunk with intricate patterns of "Shou" (longevity), coin (wealth), and scroll design, original etched brass fitting, carrying loops and handles. Late 19th to early 20th century. Dimensions: 18 3/8"h x 21 1/4"w x 15"d ( This item is shown on our home page “SPECIALS” )

  • #6530 Pair of Rare Medium Size Antique Early Style 18th Century Wan-Li Cabinets

    Small Cabinet and Chest

    18000.00

    9000.00

    Pair of rare antique 18th century Wan-Li style medium size cabinets with original thick black lacquer and old white-brass fittings; carved with dragon motif. The inside of the cabinets are lined with the original old lacquer. This pair of cabinets with a narrower depth makes it easy to fit in any space where quality and presentation matter. French Polish finish over the original black lacquer. Dimensions: 32"w x 16"d x 45"h.

  • #12393 Large Size Antique Shanxi Book Chest with Exceptional Paintings

    Small Cabinet and Chest

    4800.00

    3600.00

    Large size antique Shanxi painted lacquer book chest with very fine and elaborate original paintings painted with gilt and beautiful organic color pigment from the mineral and plant source. The landscapes consist of river and layers of pavilions leading to the distant mountains with groups of figures in activities at the front and the middle part of the paintings. Repairs on the lacquer. 19th century. Dimensions: 18 5/8"h x 34 3/4"w x 22 1/4"d

  • #12860 Small 17-18th Century Carrying Style Red Lacquer Chest (New Clearance Price)

    Small Cabinet and Chest

    0.00

    0.00

    Small 17th century carrying style storage chest with original thick and textured red lacquer. There are 9 drawers inside with an empty space in the center. This unique chest with the two carrying side handles certainly makes a beauitful presentation for your stored treasures. Replacement in the fitting and repairs on the lacquer. French Polish finish over the original red lacquer. Dimensions: 20 7/8"h x 20"w x 10 1/2"d

  • #13255 A Rare Antique Merchant's Storage Bank Chest with Calligraphy and Drawers

    Small Cabinet and Chest

    0.00

    0.00

    A rare and interesting antique merchant's storage bank chest made of Chinese walnut hardwood with original lacquer and calligraphy "Ten Thousand Yellow Gold"; with two drawers and a slat inside. Please note the construction of this piece is a small desk on top of a storage bin to allow the owner of the chest to write on the top while using the bottom section for storage. A truly uniqque piece! Dimensions: 21 3/4"w x 11 1/2"d x 22 1/4"h

  • #13256 Rare Narrow and Taller Antique Storage Chest with Old Iron Fitting

    Small Cabinet and Chest Specialty Item ...

    2600.00

    0.00

    This beautiful and rare Chinese antique narrow and taller carrying style storage chest has old iron fitting and carrying handles. The top is fitted with a slat and has a lockable iron latch. The unusual configuaration and proportion of this chest and its special ironwork give this chest a unique flavor like that of a Japanese tansu chest. Traces of old lacquer on this Yu wood chest can be seen on the sides. Some replacement in wood. Matte French Polish finish over the original finish and patina. Dimensions: 11"w x 20 1/2"d x 21 1/2"h

  • #13691 Antique Street Vendor's Tool Chest with Bellow

    Small Cabinet and Chest Decorative & Collectibles Chinese Furiture ...

    420.00

    250.00

    Antique street vendor's tool chest with bellow and carrying bamboo handles. Such tool chest was used for selling food while moving from neighborhood to neighborhood. The compartments under the liftable door on top was for storing change such as coins. The tools such as a pair of stirrups, scissors, etc. would be stored in the drawer. A vendor would tie a small clay stove with coals in it and any other neccessary small equipments or dishes and bowls, etc. onto the top of the chest. The metal loop on the top is for hanging a small metal gong which the vendor used for alarming clients of his arrival. Upon hearing his gong, children, women, or older people will run out to buy the food from the vendor, usually something like pre-cooked tea eggs, fish cakes, fried crispy fermented tofu, baked sweet potato, etc. as each vendor had his own specialty. The stove and coals were used to keep the food warm while the bellow below was used for pumping more air to keep the coals burning. This rustic piece is in its unfinished original condition. Gong is not included. 19th century. Dimensions: 16"w x 7 3/4"d x 37 1/2"h ( This item is shown on our home page “SPECIALS” )

  • #11199 17-18th Century Medium Size Ju Wood Scholar's Cabinet

    Larger Armoire and Cabinet Small Cabinet and Chest ...

    0.00

    0.00

    17-18th century Ming style scholar's cabinet made of Ju wood with old fittings and original lacquer inside. One repair on one of the door posts. Otherwise, it is in fine original unfinished condition with beautiful old patina from the Ju wood. Compared to other types of softwood, Ju wood is a denser wood that adjusts better to the different climates and ages to beautiful patina. This piece with a classical design is one pick out of many! Dimensions: 34"w x 17"d x 54 1/2"h

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