• #20196 Antique Carved Deep Altar Cabinet with Rare Early Animal Motif (4th of July Sale)

    Small Cabinet and Chest Chinese Furiture ...



    Antique Carved Deep Altar Cabinet with Rare Early Animal and other auspicious motives, including: horses, large bird, deer, flower with vase, Buddhist's "Wan" symbol, etc. It has a shelf inside. This northern cabinet made of Yu wood (northern elm) probably came from Shangdong province area and had a dark lacquer finish before being stripped down to light blonde color. Over 150 years old, probably older. Dimensions: 42" L x 27" W x 42 1/2" H

  • #17577 Pair of Fujian Style Antique Small Cabinets with Carved Gilt Floral Design (4th of July Sale)

    Small Cabinet and Chest Chinese Furiture ...



    Pair of Fujian Style Antique Small Cabinets with Carved Gilt Floral Design and Curved Legs. This pair of attractive cabinets has been striped and refinished beautifully. The original gilt color is still vivid! The old brass fitting has nice open floral design. The inside of the cabinet has two small bottom drawers which form a shelf on top. This beautiful pair of cabinets will sure to grace a new home! Dimensions for each: 26 1/4" L x 16 5/8" W x 21 1/4" H

  • #18703 Antique Ningbo Style Tea Table with One Drawer, Two Doors, and Latticework (4th of July Sale)

    Small Cabinet and Chest Chinese Furiture Tea Table and Low Table ...



    Antique Ningbo Style Tea Table with One Drawer, Two Doors, and A Shelf in Latticework at the bottom. This unusual tea cabinet/ table has been refinished recently to a nice dark blonde color and is in excellent condition other than its antique patina and the aged wear. It is a very nice table useful for the bedside, bathroom, kitchen, or anywhere in the house! Dimensions: 19 1/2" L x 19 2/2" W x 31 1/2" H

  • #18411 Antique Ningbo Carrying Style Two-Door Chest with Bone Inlay on Hardwood Doors

    Small Cabinet and Chest



    Antique Carrying Style Two-Door Chest with Lovely Bone Inlay in flower motif on the Hardwood Doors. There are two metal handles on the sides of the chest. This is somewhat of an unusual style for this type of furniture coming from Ningbo area as you see this type of inlay work on hardwood doors more commonly on cabinets and beds rather than a chest with carrying handles. Furniture with bone inlay work on hardwood surface, most on Hong-Mu, is a local characteristic of woodwork in Ningbo area. while bone-inlay is not usually as refine and detailed as other inlaid work on yellow boxwood, ivory, jade, etc. because the harder and more porous nature of the material, one can still enjoy the folk quality of the work with a different style and flavor that is direct, sometimes naive, and often very alive and moving in nature. The fitting on the doors have been replaced. Dimensions: 19 1/8" H x 30 1/8" L x 16 1/4" W

  • #17575 Good Antique Ningbo Style Medium Size Ju Wood Tea Chest (4th of July Sale)-Sold

    Small Cabinet and Chest Chinese Furiture ...



    Good Antique Ningbo Style Medium Size Ju Wood Tea Chest with good subtle workmanship and lines; with good original old brass fittings with nice patina on the brass. Late 19th to early 20th century. Such cabinet was placed in between two large armchairs and used for serving tea while having conversation. Refinished recently to perfection. Great as a bedside cabinet to put a nice lamp, a book, and a tea or coffee mug on! Dimensions: 30" L x 32 3/8" H x 21 1/4" D

  • #15817 Unusual Antique Bedding Cabinet with Metal Fitting and Old Color Pigment (4th of July Sale)

    Small Cabinet and Chest Chinese Furiture ...



    Unusual Antique Bedding Cabinet with Excellent Metal Fitting and Old Color Pigment. The original old iron fitting includes a rare Buddhist's "Wan" symbol motif in openwork. The old red color pigment has faded, nevertheless, quite charming. it has a lift style door that opens to a wide empty space inside for storing blankets and bedding. It is hard to say if such cabinet came from northern China or Korea, but likely from the northern border near Korea as it carries the similar look and function as a Korean bedding or blanket cabinet. There are stenciled "Double-Happiness" characters on the faded lacquer surface. In original unfinished condition. This beautiful cabinet or chest with its unique dimensions makes a useful table or stand for an entryway or other spaces that require a furniture piece that is not too high or too deep. Dimensions: 32" L x 16 1/2" W x 23" H

  • #14820 Unusual Antique Table Top Dressing Cabinet

    Small Cabinet and Chest



    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

  • #6530 Pair of Rare Medium Size Antique Early Style 17-18th Century Wan-Li Cabinets

    Small Cabinet and Chest



    Pair of very rare antique 17-18th century Wan-Li style medium size cabinets with original thick black lacquer and old white-brass fittings; carved with openwork with dragon motif. The inside of the cabinets are lined with the original old lacquer. "Wan-Li" is a reign mark from the Ming Dynasty dated to 1563-1620. It refers to the style of the cabinet. This pair of cabinets with a narrower depth makes it easy to fit in any space where quality and presentation matter. Dimensions: 32"w x 16"d x 45"h.

  • #12393 Large Size Antique Shanxi Book Chest with Exceptional Paintings (4th of July Sale)

    Small Cabinet and Chest Chinese Furiture ...



    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. Minor Repairs on the lacquer. This beautiful chest without any lacuqer finish over it still retains the most brilliant colors and prime look. 19th century. Dimensions: 18 5/8"h x 34 3/4"w x 22 1/4"d

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

    Small Cabinet and Chest



    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

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

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



    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 17th Century Ming Medium Size Ju Wood Scholar's Cabinet

    Larger Armoire and Cabinet Small Cabinet and Chest ...



    17th century Ming 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. Please note its all 'rounded" construction. 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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