• 21383 Antique Chinese Red Lacquer Carved Child's Keeper with Latticework (4th of July Sale)

    Tea Table and Low Table Chinese Furiture Specialty Item ...

    1300.00

    850.00

    Antique Chinese Red Lacquer Carved Child's Keeper with Latticework. This is a particular beautiful one, very unusual with "Double-Happiness" character in its lattice composition for a bride as part of her dowry to accompany her life with the husband's family. French Polish finish over original organic color pigments. 19th century. This beautiful carte or case keeps the child safe while freeing mother to do her other house chords! With a glass top, this could be a beautiful end table in a modern decor! Dimensions: 19 1/4" x 19 1/4" x 23" H

  • #21166 Set of Two Antique Bamboo Half-Moon Tables Made of Xiang-Fe Spotted Bamboo

    Tea Table and Low Table

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    (清代湘妃竹格式圓半桌) Set of Two Antique Bamboo Half-Moon Style Tables Made of Special Xiang-Fe Spotted Bamboo from the 19th century. The tabletops were made of Yu wood (northern Chinese elm) that originally were lacquered in black lacquer and have been refinished lately. Xiang-Fe bamboo is a special species of bamboo with tear-like natural dark spots on the smooth bamboo surface which creates an almost iridescent effect like shimmering stars or jewels in the night sky. It is very prized by the Chinese antique furniture Connoisseurs for is natural wonder in beauty. This bamboo is said to be insect-repellant and might have been extinct. "Xiang" has the same pronunciation as the character for Hunnan Province (湘, Xiang) where this bamboo was grown or as the character for "Fragrance” or "Incense" (Xiang, 香). This bamboo also grew outside of Hunnan Province. "Xiang-Fe, 香妃, 湘妃 " refers to the name of the famous Chinese beauty (or beauties) in mythology whose tears stained the bamboo surface and formed the dark spots. Poets and writers had long written about the beautiful love story relating to this "tears" on the bamboo. Collectors can be picky about the choice of how this "tear spots" look like. Although there are bamboo furniture pieces produced to look old, old bamboo furniture pieces in general are much rarer as few have survived. Old bamboo furniture pieces or objects made of Xiang-Fe Zhu, 湘妃竹 (also called Ban-Zhu, 斑竹, Spotted Bamboo. Zhu, 竹, bamboo.) are even more and extremely rare and are highly regarded by the collectors of fine Chinese antiques and scholar objects. Dimensions: 39 1/4" in diameter x 33 1/4" H

  • #18708 Ex-Large Size Low Coffee Table Made of Exotic Hardwood

    Tea Table and Low Table Chinese Furiture ...

    5000.00

    2600.00

    This Ex-Large Size Low Coffee Table Made of Exotic Hardwood is solidly built with generous good material and nice style with just a bit of carving adding to its subtle construction of all rounded-corner design. The wood might have come from the Southeast Asia and is equivalent to a high grade of mahogany wood. Recently fully refinished to show its beautiful wood. 20th century. Dimensions: L 67 1/2" x W 36 1/2" x H 14 1/2"

  • #18703 Antique Ningbo Style Tea Table with One Drawer, Two Doors, and Latticework

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

    820.00

    585.00

    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

  • #18413 Rare Antique Square Ming Style Hardwood Low Table with Curve Legs

    Tea Table and Low Table

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    Rare Antique Square Ming Style Hardwood Low Table with beautifully shaped graceful legs. One notices that the frame of the table with legs are constructed in a somewhat "double-frame" design that is actually one frame hand-carved to look like two frames with one sitting on top of the other when one looks at the table from a side view, giving the table a more generous and luxurious look for its use of material. The top of the table is composed of two large planks of wood. With nice old wood patina. Possibly a Qing Dynasty piece made of a type of denser Huali hardwood. Dimensions: 35" x35" x 13 1/4" H

  • #14740 Antique Low Kang Table made of Exotic Hardwood

    Tea Table and Low Table

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    Antique low kang table with carved stylized apron made of exotic hardwood; some repairs. Dimensions: 19"w x 13"d x 10 1/2"h

  • #4747 Rare 17-18th Century Kang Table with Carved Dragon Motif

    Tea Table and Low Table

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    17-18th Century narrow Kang Table with carved early style dragon motif and original reddish brown lacquer finish. Similar style carved dragon can be seen on other Ming style older furniture pieces and architectural carvings from the 17-18th century. This one is great for its elegant proportion, carved early motif, and the original lacquer-it has it all! Kang is a hollowed Chinese bed platform made of bricks or cement often used in Northewrn China or in colder weather, especially duirng the old days when there was no electricity. To stay warm, one builds fire underneath the hollow bed. Since it might be the only place in the house that is heated, the bed is often built bigger than a normal bed and hence serves as an area for activities besides sleeping during the winter. Any furniture pieces that are used on top of a Kang bed, such as a low table, or by a Kang bed is called a Kang table or a Kang cabinet, etc. Dimensions:31"W x 11"D x 10 1/2"H

  • #12623 Rare Carved Ming Dynasty Stone Plaque with New Table Frame

    Tea Table and Low Table Stone, Roof-Tile, & Clay ...

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    Rare Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) stone plaque,possibly from 16-17th century, hand carved with a mountain scene of a monkey climbing and reaching with a stick for a wrapped gift on a pine tree and two large longevity deers, next to an incense burner, biting Ling-Zhi medicinal mushroom, witnessed by two auspicious birds above. All set in a new coffee table frame ready for a glass top. This rare and beautiful ancient architectural relics unfortunately has a new breakage at the corner of the plaque that is obvious but outside of the carved area from our move to the current location. Nevertheless, it deserves to go to a nice home! Dimensions: 19 1/2"h x 34"w x 22 7/8"d

  • #12824 Rare Qing Dynasty Hardwood Low Table with Old Marble "Dream Stone"

    Tea Table and Low Table

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    12824 (清代寧波式花梨木帶雲石小炕几) This antique Chinese low table/ Kang table (炕几)from Qing Dynasty is made of Huali hardwood (花梨)and inlaid with a thick marble top that has a natural grain pattern in the stone like that of a sea with strong currents or waves with a single bird standing above the water. Such Chinese stone with natural grain pattern, rather than painted or made by man, resembling natural scenery or object is often called “dream stone (雲石)” and is favored and sought after by many collectors for Chinese art. The natural pattern on this stone is unique and poetic. It conveys a solitary and poetic feeling like that many Chinese poets and painters tried to portray in their work for centuries. It represents a spiritual pursuit and engagement. This table came from Ningbo (寧波)area in China. The stylized carved bat with extended wings is often seen on old Ningbo tea tables, cabinets, and other woodwork from the area. This one is also carved with auspicious clouds next to the Longevity and Good-Luck bat. Huali wood is among types of lighter color Chinese hardwood often found in furniture made in Ningbo, be it constructed entirely or partially with Huali wood. It is also used a lot for inlaid work as the background wood like Hong-Mu (红木). Dimensions: 12"h x 25 3/8"w x 14 7/8"d

  • #12773 Rare Antique Northern Bamboo Low Table with Old Red Lacquer

    Chinese Furniture Tea Table and Low Table ...

    2800.00

    0.00

    This rare and elegant antique Northern cane-wrapped style bamboo low table with bottom stretchers and rare original red lacquer is constructed with lattice work underneath the wooden top. It has great proportion and a classical design that fashions after a rectangular wooden bench. 19th century. French Polish over the original beautiful lacquer. Old bamboo furniture is much rarer than the wood furniture as few have survived. The joinery on bamboo furniture can be very enticing because it partly imitates the joinery on the wood furniture, yet it also has its own unique way of constructing pieces together by bending, fitting, or binding with thin woven bamboo ropes in different ways. In Chinese art and culture, objects made of bamboo are highly praised and sought after also because bamboo is a symbol of spirituality . It represents the un-breakable and high virtue and has been for centuries used by scholars and artists in paintings, poems, and proses to express one's pursuit in high morality and fine taste. Dimensions: 19 3/4"h x 20 1/2"w x 12"d ( This item is shown on our home page “SPECIALS” )

  • #13410 Antique Bamboo Round Shape Low Table with Old Lacquer

    Tea Table and Low Table

    2200.00

    0.00

    Excellent antique cane-wrapped style bamboo round low table with old lacquer finish; made of Guei-Fei spotted bamboo. The whole table was constructed and joint together with bamboo pegs as well as knotted bamboo. French Polish finish over the beautiful original lacquer and patina. 19th century. Old bamboo furniture is much rarer than the wood furniture as few have survived. The joinery on bamboo furniture can be very enticing because it partly imitates the joinery on the wood furniture, yet it also has its own unique way of constructing pieces together by bending, fitting, or binding with thin woven bamboo ropes in different ways. In Chinese art and culture, objects made of bamboo are highly praised and sought after also because bamboo is a symbol of spirituality . It represents the un-breakable and high virtue and has been for centuries used by scholars and artists in paintings, poems, and proses to express one's pursuit in high morality and fine taste. Dimensions: 24 3/4"w x 12 1/2"h

  • #13609 Unusual Antique Rectangular Low Bench with Soft Woven Leather Seat

    Tea Table and Low Table

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    Antique rectangular Northern bench with an unusual soft seat woven with leather stripes; with hardwood frame on top; bottom replaced. As-is. French Polish finish. Dimensions: 18 1/2"w x 15 1/2"d x 12"h

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