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Chinese Square Table with Puddingstone Inlay, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
This 19th-century square table is inlaid with a single slab of puddingstone, a conglomerate stone appreciated for its beautifully irregular patterning. Found at the center of social ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Stone

Chinese Antique Qianlong Mark Gold Inlay Bronze Teapot
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
An interesting antique Chinese, Qianlong mark bronze teapot with gilded overlay probably dating from the latter 19th century. The teapot is of rounded shape standing on flat rounded ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Metalwork

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Bronze

China Corner Chair antique with Mother of Pearl Inlays hardwood
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful chair with a fantastic mother of pearl inlays. Solid tropical wood.
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20th Century Chinese Chinese Chippendale Armchairs

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Hardwood

Chinese Red Lacquered Kang Table with Blue and White Porcelain Inlays
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Chinese export red (Cinnabar) lacquered king table or coffee table, the top with applied relief-molded blue and white Cantonese porcelain figures of dignitaries and peonies, the top ...
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Antique Early 1900s Chinese Qing Furniture

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Elm

Chinese Zitan Brush Pot with Soapstone Inlay, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Set alongside the four treasures of the study - the calligraphy brush, ink, paper, and inkstone - a brush pot, or bitong, was an essential fixture of the scholars' desk. This beautif...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Scholar's Objects

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Soapstone

Painted Chinese Kang Table with Stone Inlay, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
During winter in the colder provinces of China, life revolved around the kang, a heated brick platform that household members would sit or recline upon. Placed on top of the kang, lo...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Agate, Soapstone

20th Century Chinese Carved Hardwood Altar Cabinet with Mother of Pearl Inlay
Located in Pomona, CA
This gorgeous Chinese Antique carved Altar cabinet is made from hardwood with beautiful traditional Mother of pearl inlay of floral design on top and front cabinet. This cabinet has ...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Furniture

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Wood

Pair of Antique Chinese Horseshoe Back Armchairs with Mother of Pearl Inlay
Located in Pomona, CA
This gorgeous pair of Chinese antique Horseshoe Back Armchairs were made from solid rosewood with Mother of Pearl inlay around the armrest and back. Very solid and sturdy. It feature...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Furniture

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Mother-of-Pearl, Rosewood

Mid-20th Century Chinese Rosewood Mother of Pearl Inlay Expandable Wine Cabinet
Located in Pomona, CA
This beautiful carved wine cabinet has lot of detailed Mother of Pearl inlay works on the front and side. This cabinet features top opening and drop down opening on the front with Ch...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Furniture

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Mother-of-Pearl, Rosewood

20th Century Chinese Carved HuaLi Wood Half Moon Table w/ Mother of Pearl Inlay
Located in Pomona, CA
This gorgeous Chinese Antique carved half moon table is made from solid HuaLi wood with beautiful traditional Mother of pearl inlay of birds and floral design on top and around table...
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20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Furniture

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Wood

Early 20th Century Chinese Rosewood Pedestal Table/Plant Stand w/MOP inlay
Located in Pomona, CA
This Gorgeous pair of Antique Chinese carved Rosewood Pedestal Table/Plant Stand are hand made using solid Rosewood with traditional carving works design and Mother of pearl inlay on...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Furniture

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Mother-of-Pearl, Rosewood

Early 20 Century Chinese Rosewood Panels, Wall Hanging with Jade Inlay Picture
Located in Pomona, CA
This is a set of 3 panels Chinese antique Rosewood with Jade inlay Panels. They were hand made and hand painted. It features beautiful detailed carved painting and jade inlay of Chin...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Mounted Objects

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Rosewood

Pair of 19th Century Chinese Merchant Armchairs with Burlwood Inlay
Located in Chicago, IL
This pair of unusual 19th century armchairs likely once belonged to a prosperous merchant, as evidenced by the brass coin slot on each seat. Presiding over valuables stored in the tw...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Brass

Chinese Hardwood Jewelry Box with Mother of Pearl Inlay, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
Long ago, this elegant rosewood box was used by a Qing-dynasty lady to store her favorite pieces of jewelry, each drawer filled with jades, pearls, coral necklaces, and hair pins. Th...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Jewelry Boxes

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Brass

Pair of Mother of Pearl Inlay Chinese Armchairs
Located in Brea, CA
20th century pair of mother of pearl inlay Chinese armchairs. Decorated all over with intricate beautiful floral designs, some designs are carved and some are painted.
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20th Century Chinese Furniture

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Hardwood

Chinese Traveling Knife and Chopstick Set with Bone Inlay, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
This elegant set of eating utensils dates to the mid-19th century and would have accompanied a well-to-do traveler on a long cross-country journey. The set includes a pair of bone ch...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Mounted Objects

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Brass

Lovely Handcrafted Chinese Corner Armchair Rosewood with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay
Located in National City, CA
Side chair Chinese solid rosewood corner angle side armchair with carved mother of pearl ornamentation inlay. No label. 32.75 x 27 w 21 d Seat h 16.5 inches Original Unrestored Preow...
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Vintage 1950s Chinese Chinese Chippendale Armchairs

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Mother-of-Pearl, Rosewood

Chinese Vintage Wooden Bench with Antique Courtyard Stone Top Inlay
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese vintage wooden bench from the mid 20th century, with antique courtyard stone inlay. Created in China, this wooden bench, raised on four straight legs, is inlaid with an ant...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Benches

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Stone

Chinese Hardwood Melon Shape Garden Seat Side Table with Mother of Pearl Inlay
Located in New York, NY
Chinese curved melon shape hardwood garden stool or side table with mother of pearl inlay. Beautiful floral tree and bird motif inlaid top, with floral sprays at top of curved wood b...
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20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Stools

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Mother-of-Pearl, Hardwood

Antique Chinese Carved Wood Table with Mother of Pearl Inlay
Located in Toronto, ON
An unusual Chinese antique carved wood table with beautiful mother of pearl inlay.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Furniture

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Mother-of-Pearl, Wood

Victorian Oak and Chinese Porcelain Inlay Center Table
Located in New York, NY
Victorian Aestheticism-style round oak center table having an inset antique, 18th century blue and white porcelain plate (as is) decorated in alternating bands of circular patterns a...
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Antique 18th Century Victorian Center Tables

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Porcelain, Oak, Wood

Straits Chinese Carved Hardwood Bamboo Inlay Display Stand, circa 1900
Located in Austin, TX
A remarkable straits Chinese (also known as Peranakan or Nyonya) carved hardwood and bamboo inlaid and embellished table-form stand, originally for display or incense, 19th-20th cent...
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Early 20th Century Indonesian Qing Scholar's Objects

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Bamboo, Hardwood, Lacquer

Antique Chinese a Set of 10 Silver Inlay Coconut Wine Cups
Located in Brea, CA
Antique 19th century set of 10 Chinese silver cups with silver liner in interior of each cup with wood box with a sliding cover, well detailed with Shou characters.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Lacquer

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Lacquer

Antique Chinese Wooden Jewelry Box or Vanity Dresser Chest with Intricate Inlay
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This very elaborate jewelry box or vanity dresser makeup chest is unsigned, but presumed to have been made in China in approximately 1850 in the period Chinese Export style. The box ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Jewelry Boxes

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Metal

19th Century Antique Chinese Inlay Tin Coconut Big Bowl
Located in Brea, CA
Antique 19th century Chinese tin coconut big bowl with mark, diameter 8.5inch, high 3.5 inch.
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Lacquer

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Coconut

18th Century Chinese Lacquer Mother of Pearl Inlay Pewter Teapot
Located in Brea, CA
18th century Chinese lacquer mother of pearl inlay pewter teapot, height to handle top 8 inch, floral decoration as expected for age and use. Very beautiful and hard to find like this.
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Antique Early 18th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Antiquities

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Mother-of-Pearl

Pair 19th Century Chinese Lead Vases Inlayed with Bronze Lamps
Located in Hudson, NY
This pair of vases are from China. Made as part of a 19th century alter garniture set the pair are now lamps. Cast in lead which has been inlayed with bronze decorative elements incl...
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Antique 1880s Chinese Archaistic Table Lamps

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Bronze, Lead

1920s Antique Chinese Decorative Smoking Box Wood and Mother of Pearl Inlay
Located in National City, CA
Antique Asian Chinese Oriental Vintage Smoke Tobacco Box Interior Compartments Intricate decorative Inlay 6.5 d x 10.25 w x 2.25 tall Personal inscription Original unrestored vintage...
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Vintage 1920s Chinese Chinese Export Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Wood

Antique Chinese Rosewood Mother of Pearl Inlay Marble Console or Dining Table
Located in Dayton, OH
An impressive antique 19th century Mother or Pearly inlaid console, game, dining or center table. A rectangular form made from rosewood with mortise and tenon construction featuring ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Export Furniture

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Mother-of-Pearl, Rosewood

20th Century Chinese Mother of Pearl Inlay 4-Panel Folding Screen
Located in Malaga, ES
20th century Chinese black lacquered 4-panel folding screen decorated with mother of pearl inlay drawings. Has defects.   
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20th Century Chinese Paintings and Screens

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Wood

French Louis XV Style Small Walnut Satinwood Inlay Corner Curio China Cabinet
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Impressive vintage French Louis XV style small walnut corner Curio China cabinet with satinwood inlay. Item features a serpentine front, ornate satinwood floral inlay, finely carved ...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Corner Cupboards

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Satinwood, Walnut

Mother of Pearl Inlay Cache Pot
Located in Milton, DE
Mother of pearl inlay cache pot is a classic. Use a liner for fresh flowers, line and put your specimen Bonsai for the green element in your cocktail table display.
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Vintage 1920s Asian Chinese Export Antiquities

Materials

Mother-of-Pearl

Early 20 Century Antique Chinese Rosewood with Jade Inlay Wall Plaques, Set of 4
Located in Pomona, CA
This is a set of 4 panels Chinese antique wall plaques panels. They were hand made and features beautiful Chinese Charters of a masterpiece, The Canonization of the Gods with detaile...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Jade

Hickory Chippendale Banded Inlay China Cabinet American Masterpiece Collection
By Hickory Manufacturing Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Hickory Chippendale style banded inlay China cabinet American masterpiece Collection. Item features banded inlay fronts, beautiful wood grain, 2 swing doors, 3 dovetailed drawers, 3 ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Chippendale Cabinets

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Glass, Mahogany

1970s Chinese Lacquered Folding Screen with Nacre Inlay Asian Motifs
Located in Malaga, ES
1970s Chinese lacquered folding screen with mother of pearl inlay Asian motifs.  
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Screens and Room Dividers

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Wood

Antique Chinese Brass-Mounted Red Lacquer Mahjong Set with Jade Inlay
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique Chinese Brass-Mounted Red Lacquer Mahjong Set with Jade Inlay, Circa 1900-1920.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Games

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Jade, Brass

19th Century Pair of Lacquer Chinese Jardinières Inlay with Mother of Pearl
Located in Brea, CA
19th century a pair of black lacquer Chinese jardinières inlay with mother of pearl, with loss to lacquer and inlay throughout, each 7.25 inches wide, 3.5 inches high.
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Antiquities

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Lacquer

1970s Chinese Lacquered Folding Screen with Nacre Inlay Asian Motifs
Located in Malaga, ES
1970s Chinese lacquered folding screen with mother of pearl inlay Asian motifs.  
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Screens and Room Dividers

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Wood

19th Century Chinese Mother of Pearl Inlay Lac Burgaute Lacquer Bowl Opium Lamp
Located in Brea, CA
19th century Chinese mother of pearl inlay lac burgaute lacquer bowl opium lamp. Beautiful piece with detailed drawings of ancient Chinese people and repeated floral designs circling...
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Vintage 1930s Chinese Qing Lacquer

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Lacquer

Chinese Inlaid Center Table
Located in Wilson, NC
Chinese inlaid center table, is composed of rosewood and walnut. It is profusely inlaid with pagodas, human figures, birds, deer, water buffalo, and tree arabesques. It is inlaid wit...
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Antique 1860s Chinese Center Tables

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Bone, Rosewood, Satinwood

  • Chinese Inlaid Center Table
  • Chinese Inlaid Center Table
  • Chinese Inlaid Center Table
  • Chinese Inlaid Center Table
H 30.5 in. W 36 in. D 36 in.
Theodore Alexander Mahogany with Mother of Pearl Inlay China Cabinet
By Theodore Alexander
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Mahogany and laurel burl china cabinet with mother of pearl inlays. The bottom of the cabinet has a shelf behind each door. This cabinet is wired with light kit and glass shelves.  
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Late 20th Century Revival Cabinets

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Brass

Pair of Hand Carved Chinese Wood Carved, Bone Inlay Foo Dogs, circa Early 1900s
Located in Studio City, CA
Intricately carved wood and bone inlaid pair of Chinese foo dogs. Very unique and wonderful. We haven't seen another pair quite like them. Sure to stand out in any setting, Di...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Bone, Wood

Chinese Qing Dynasty 19th Century Black Lacquer Blanket Chest with Rattan Inlay
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing Dynasty period antique blanket chest from the 19th century, with rattan inlay. Created in China during the 19th century, this unusual blanket chest features a black la...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Blanket Chests

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Rattan, Wood

19th Century Antique Chinese Set of 6 Pewter Inlay Mini Carved Coconut Wine Cups
Located in Brea, CA
Antique 19th century set of 6 Chinese pewter and carved coconut mini wine cups, some are in fairly good condition, some have varying degrees of small loss, please see photos. The cup...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Wood

Handcrafted Walnut China Cabinet with Mother-of-Pearl/ Nacre Inlay and Handle
By Shewekar Elgharably
Located in Cairo, EG
Handcrafted Walnut China Cabinet with Mother-of-Pearl Inlay and Handle. If you are looking for an iconic piece to beautify a space in your reception or dining room, and also bring ha...
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2010s Egyptian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Black Lacquer and Rosewood Cabinet with Soapstone and Bone Inlay
Located in Lomita, CA
This cabinet makes a dramatic statement in black lacquer with rich rosewood trim and brass pulls. But the whimsical figural bone inlay carvings are what makes this most memorable. Th...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Cabinets

Materials

Lacquer

Chinese Brass Laughing Buddha, Budai, Shishou Mark, Qing Dynasty, China
Located in Austin, TX
A delightful heavily cast Chinese brass and silver inlaid figure of Budai, the Laughing Buddha, inlaid Shishou mark, Qing Dynasty, 19th century or earlier, China. Budai, often ref...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings

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Silver, Brass

English Edwardian Satinwood Inlay Bowed Curved Glass China Display Cabinet Curio
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique English Edwardian satinwood inlay bowed curved glass China display cabinet curio. Item features satinwood inlay, curved glass sides, individual pieces of glass to front door,...
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20th Century English Edwardian Cabinets

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Glass, Mahogany

19th Century Chinese Hardwood Centre Table
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality early 19th century Chinese hardwood centre table. Having an inset rouge marble top with brass inlay to the crossbanding. The frieze with scrolling and floral inla...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Center Tables

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Marble

Antique European Mahogany Marquetry Inlay China Hutch Cupboard Cabinet Claw Foot
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique European Mahogany Marquetry Inlay China Hutch Cupboard Cabinet Claw Foot Antique European China Hutch, circa first half 20th century. Made from mahogany with mirrored backi...
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Mid-20th Century Cupboards

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Mahogany

Chinese Carved Bone Overlay Altar Table
Located in Cypress, CA
Attractive Chinese hand carved and engraved bone overlay altar table portraying figural scenes throughout with two side drawers, late 20th century Measures: H 41" x W 50" x D 16".
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20th Century Chinese Tables

Materials

Bone

  • Chinese Carved Bone Overlay Altar Table
  • Chinese Carved Bone Overlay Altar Table
  • Chinese Carved Bone Overlay Altar Table
  • Chinese Carved Bone Overlay Altar Table
H 41 in. W 50 in. D 16 in.
Walnut Wood China Cabinet Hand-Inlayed with Brass and Mother-of-Pearl Artwork
By Shewekar Elgharably
Located in Cairo, EG
Walnut Wood China Cabinet Hand-Inlayed with Brass and Mother-of-Pearl Artwork. Our PEARLY IBIS china cabinet is inspired by ancient Egypt with the artwork especially commissioned by ...
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2010s Egyptian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Brass

Chinese Marble-Top Deco Low Table
Located in Chicago, IL
In the 1930s, Shanghai, China was swept up in the Art Deco design movement, permeating every part of life in the bustling, vibrant city. This stylized low table is a product of the t...
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Vintage 1930s Chinese Art Deco Side Tables

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Marble

  • Chinese Marble-Top Deco Low Table
  • Chinese Marble-Top Deco Low Table
  • Chinese Marble-Top Deco Low Table
  • Chinese Marble-Top Deco Low Table
H 15.5 in. W 18.25 in. D 18.25 in.
Chinese Rosewood Inlaid Stand
Located in Wilson, NC
This Chinese rosewood inlaid stand is profusely inlaid with mother of pearl vines, flowers, limbs, and birds. The shaped leg supports are inlaid with mother of pearl vases and flower...
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Antique 1870s Chinese Pedestals and Columns

Materials

Marble

  • Chinese Rosewood Inlaid Stand
  • Chinese Rosewood Inlaid Stand
  • Chinese Rosewood Inlaid Stand
  • Chinese Rosewood Inlaid Stand
H 37 in. Dm 11.5 in.
Chinese Painted Stucco Head of a Luohan, Song Dynasty, 11th Century, China
Located in Austin, TX
A remarkable Chinese life sized painted stucco head of a luohan, Song, Liao or Jin Dynasty, circa 11th century, China. The amazingly life-like figure depicts a luohan (sometime spe...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Glass, Stucco

19th Century Pair of Mother of Pearl Inlay Chairs
Located in Pasadena, CA
A pair of 19th century Chinese mother of pearl inlaid rosewood chairs. Embellished arms, legs and back with an intricately carved splat. Sold as a pair.
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Armchairs

Materials

Mother-of-Pearl, Rosewood

Rosewood Mother-of-Pearl Inlay Square Side Table
Located in Germantown, MD
Rosewood Mother-of-pearl Inlay side table in very good condition. Measures 16.25" W x 16.25" D x 23.25" H.
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Late 20th Century Hong Kong Chinese Chippendale Side Tables

Materials

Rosewood

  • Rosewood Mother-of-Pearl Inlay Square Side Table
  • Rosewood Mother-of-Pearl Inlay Square Side Table
  • Rosewood Mother-of-Pearl Inlay Square Side Table
  • Rosewood Mother-of-Pearl Inlay Square Side Table
H 23.25 in. W 16.25 in. D 16.25 in.
Pair of Contemporary Walnut Framed Upholstered Armchairs with Inlay
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of contemporary walnut framed upholstered armchairs with inlay Measures: 24" wide x 19" deep x 19.5" high at the seat x 14.5" high at the arms x 39" high at the back The c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Chairs

Materials

Wood

Vintage Chinese Rosewood and Mother-of-Pearl Dining Table
Located in Topeka, KS
Just look at this gorgeous vintage Chinese rosewood and mother-of-pearl dining table. This Asian Style table is in wonderful vintage condition with the exception of a small missing p...
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20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Furniture

Materials

Rosewood, Mother-of-Pearl

Antique Chinese Lacquer Panel, Coffee Table
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very decorative 19th century Chinese lacquer panel inset into a coffee table. Having inlaid soapstone carvings of flowers, vases on hardwood stands.
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Soapstone

  • Antique Chinese Lacquer Panel, Coffee Table
  • Antique Chinese Lacquer Panel, Coffee Table
  • Antique Chinese Lacquer Panel, Coffee Table
  • Antique Chinese Lacquer Panel, Coffee Table
H 15.75 in. W 46.46 in. D 18.12 in.
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Chinese Inlay Furniture For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the piece of Chinese inlay furniture you’re looking for. Frequently made of wood, hardwood and shell, every item from our selection of Chinese inlay furniture was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a choice in our collection of Chinese inlay furniture — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Each object in our assortment of Chinese inlay furniture bearing Art Deco, Art Nouveau or Louis XV hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made option in this array of Chinese inlay furniture over the years, but those crafted by Liberty of London and Shapland & Petter are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Chinese Inlay Furniture?

Prices for a piece of Chinese inlay furniture start at $236 and top out at $110,000 with the average selling for $3,075.

On the Origins of Asia

Modshop furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Modshop collection of furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are currently 0 vintage editions of these items in stock, while there are also 148 modern editions to choose from. Many of the original furniture by Modshop were created in the mid-century modern style in asia during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by and . The prices for Modshop furniture can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$295 and tops out at US$5,295, while pieces like these can sell for US$2,295.
Questions About Chinese Inlay Furniture
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Bone inlay furniture is any piece of furniture that shows off embedded pieces of bone. Often, the inlay is in an intricate geometric or floral pattern. On 1stDibs, find a large collection of bone inlay furniture from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Mother of pearl inlay furniture is a chair, table or case good usually made out of wood and embellished with fragments of oyster or mussel shells called mother of pearl. Furniture makers make carvings into the furniture and then carefully add the cut mother of pearl. On 1stDibs, find a range of mother of pearl inlay furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Bone inlay furniture is usually made out of wood or metal. An artisan creates carvings along the top, front or sides of the piece and then carefully applies pieces of natural bone to add ornamentation to the furnishings. On 1stDibs, shop a range of bone inlay furniture.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Chinese-style furniture is usually called Chinoiserie. The term indicates furniture and decorative objects produced in Europe and North America that borrow design elements from pieces made in China and other East Asian countries. On 1stDibs, find a collection of Chinoiserie.
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    PAGODA REDOctober 7, 2020

    To determine the age of a Chinese furniture piece, look carefully at the joinery and finish. Natural expansion and contraction of the wood over time will cause a joint to protrude or retract, distorting a once-seamless fit. Antique lacquer finishes become crackled and worn over time. Areas of exposed wood, such as the underside of a table, the footrest of a chair, or the back of a cabinet should appear raw and dry compared to the finished surface. With use, the legs of tables and chairs become weathered near the bottom from precipitation and use.