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Huanghuali Table antique original China
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Huanghuali table 5-legged table Origin China Circa 1800 Very good condition Slightly inclined by the natural work of the wood (minimum) Some small scratches Top panel with 5 round en...
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Early 1800s Chinese Qing Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Wood

  • Huanghuali Table antique original China
  • Huanghuali Table Antique original China
  • Huanghuali Table antique original China
  • Huanghuali Table Antique original China
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H 19.69 in. W 12.6 in. D 12.6 in.
Antique Chinese Original Quality Painted Armchair
Located in Norwich, GB
Antique Chinese original quality painted armchair having a quality painted shaped back and open arms supported by a shaped splat and turned supports, rectangular shaped panelled seat...
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1880s Chinese Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Paint

  • Antique Chinese Original Quality Painted Armchair
  • Antique Chinese Original Quality Painted Armchair
  • Antique Chinese Original Quality Painted Armchair
  • Antique Chinese Original Quality Painted Armchair
H 36.23 in. W 28.35 in. D 22.45 in.
Antique Chinese Altar Table with Original Patina
Located in High Point, NC
This rare console table was crafted in China circa 1900. Raised on sturdy legs, it features a long tabletop sitting on four drawers with round iron pulls. The overhanging tabletop wi...
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Early 1900s Chinese Country Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Hardwood

  • Antique Chinese Altar Table with Original Patina
  • Antique Chinese Altar Table with Original Patina
  • Antique Chinese Altar Table with Original Patina
  • Antique Chinese Altar Table with Original Patina
H 34.8 in. W 103.5 in. D 26.2 in.
Rare Original Chinese Herbal Apothecary’s 25 Drawer Chest.
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Rare Original Chinese Herbal Apothecary’s 25 drawer chest. This is a Chinese Apothecary Cabinet it was once used by a Herbal Physician to keep the herbs and remedies used in Chine...
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Late 19th Century Chinese Export Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Lacquer

Chinese Qing Dynasty Cabinet with Original Décor
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Rare Qing dynasty cabinet with original well preserved decorations. Red base lacquer with polychrome decorations, black lacquer on the sides. Top section with pair of panel doors la...
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Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Elm

  • Chinese Qing Dynasty Cabinet with Original Décor
  • Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty Cabinet with Original Décor
  • Chinese Qing Dynasty Cabinet with Original Décor
  • Antique Chinese Qing Dynasty Cabinet with Original Décor
H 81.89 in. W 61.03 in. D 18.9 in.
Pair of Chinese Round Back Chairs with Original Patina
Located in Chicago, IL
A refined example of a Chinese Yuanyi, or round chair dating to the early 20th Century. The flowing, horseshoe-shaped crestrail is made from a single piece of Elm wood that has been ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Elm

Antique Lacquered Chinese Cabinet, Original Paint
Located in Round Top, TX
Antique Lacquered Chinese Cabinet With Original Paint. The unique shape and paneling on the cabinet doors creates the great visual impact of this piece. Please view the close up deta...
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19th Century Chinese Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Wood, Paint, Lacquer

Original Chinese Ceramic Vases Early 20th Century
Located in BILBAO, ES
Chinese Ceramic vases mid XX century with option for electricity and convert them in lamps. Beautiful pieces for central decor of living room or main reception area. Beautiful Cora...
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19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Ceramic

Chinese Ming Dynasty Horse Model with Original Pigmentation
Located in Yonkers, NY
A small Chinese painted Ming Dynasty horse sculpture with original pigmentation. Charming us with its joyous expression and its original finish, this petite painted Ming Dynasty figu...
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1790s Chinese Tang Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Pottery

Original Chinese Ceramic Planters Early XX Century with Bases
Located in BILBAO, ES
Chinese ceramic planters early XX century with bases. Beautiful pieces for central decor planters for living room or main receptions. Measure base 21x17x8 Planters 21x17x26 PRA...
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19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Ceramic

19th Century Chinese Guardian Lions in Original Condition
Located in Kramfors, SE
Chinese guardian lions in original condition. The lions are made from wood and were handmade sometime during the 19th century in China. The guardian lions are sometimes referred to a...
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19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Wood

Chinese Western Han Dynasty Polychrome Sculpture with Original Polychromy
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Western Han dynasty period armless figurine with original polychromy. Born in China during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-24 AD), this naked and armless figurine showcases...
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15th Century and Earlier Chinese Han Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Terracotta

Antique Chinese Red Lacquered Round Box, All Original
Located in Somis, CA
A beautiful ancient red lacquered round box with original paintings. The remnants of the top's elaborate painting of flowers and scrolls remain visible. Box has a black lacquered int...
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Early 19th Century Chinese Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Wood

Chinese Han Dynasty Period Mingqi Terracotta Horse with Original Pigmentation
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Han dynasty period mingqi terracotta horse with traces of original paint, circa 202 BC-200 AD. This mingqi, a funerary statue created to be buried with the deceased to secu...
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15th Century and Earlier Chinese Han Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Terracotta

Fine Red Lacquered Antique Chinese Chinoiserie Mirror Original Plate Glass
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this sublime, red Lacquered Chinese Chinoiserie wall mirror with original bevelled edge plate glass A very decorative mirror, dating to the ear...
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1910s Chinese Chinoiserie Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Mirror

Chinese Ming Dynasty Terracotta Courtsman Statuette with Original Polychromy
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Ming Dynasty painted terracotta courtsman figure with original polychromy. Attracting our eye with its weathered appearance and subtle polychromy, this Ming statuette featu...
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17th Century Chinese Ming Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Terracotta

Cabinet in Original Dark Yellow Lacquer, Shandong, China, 1850 -1870
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Cabinet in original dark yellow lacquer with beautiful age-related patina. The top a pair of doors with bars, opens up double, bottom with four doors. Original cabinet with pat...
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Metal

Chinese Antique Painted Terracotta Head with Traces of Original Polychromy
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese antique painted terracotta head with nicely worn appearance and original polychromy. Created in China 200 or more years ago, this terracotta head will make for a great deco...
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19th Century Chinese Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Terracotta

19th C. Chinese Occasional Table w/its Original Finish & Old Joinery Repairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Chinese wooden occasional table from the 19th century. This beautifully-rustic antique table from China features a framed-board and rectangular-shaped top with fabulous old joinery...
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19th Century Chinese Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Wood

Tang Dynasty Chinese Court Official Terracotta Sculpture with Original Paint
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Tang Dynasty period Chinese Court Official terracotta sculpture, circa 618-907 AD, with original paint. Crafted in China during the Tang Dynasty, this small terracotta sculpture, p...
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15th Century and Earlier Chinese Tang Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Terracotta

Antique Chinese Hand Carved Temple Corbel with Original Red Polychromy
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Chinese hand carved wooden temple corbel from the 19th century, with characters, pagodas, vegetation and red polychromy. This Chinese architectural fragment is carved with...
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19th Century Chinese Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Wood

Chinese Export Silver Tea Set with Original Box Zee Wo
By Zee Wo
Located in Atlanta, GA
A four piece Chinese export silver tea service set consists of a lidded teapot, a creamer with lid, an open sugar and a tongs. The set was retailed by Zee Wo, a silver retailer locat...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Silver

19th Century Chinese Lattice Door Cabinet with Original Lacquer
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Lattice door cabinet from Shandong, China and dates to the late 1800s. Original condition and lacquer with natural patina. This type of cabinets was originally used to provide extr...
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Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Elm

Fine Black Lacquered Antique Chinese Chinoiserie Mirror Original Plate Glass
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this sublime, black Lacquered Chinese Chinoiserie wall mirror with original bevelled edge plate glass A very decorative mirror, dating to the e...
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1910s Chinese Chinoiserie Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Mirror

Chinese Hardwood Mirror with Original Glass, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
It’s rare to find an antique Chinese mirror with its original glass. Made in northern China in the mid-19th century, this mirror has remarkably survived the passage of time with its ...
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Mirror, Hardwood, Boxwood

Original Antique Print of Chinese Street Punishments, 1859
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique print titled 'No.1 Street Punishments'. Print of Chinese street punishments. Shows a prisoner, his arms bound and flags attached to his ears, walking to the left down a s...
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1850s Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Paper

Stunning Original Chinese circa 1900-1920 Mahjong Set Including Counters
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely original circa 1900-1920 Chinese Mah-jong set which is totally complete with original counters The condition is very good for the ag...
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Early 1900s Chinese Edwardian Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Bamboo

Chinese Qing Dynasty Shanxi Wedding Cabinet with Original Red Lacquer
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing Dynasty period Shanxi wedding cabinet from the 19th century with original red lacquer and hand-painted floral décor. Created in the North-Eastern province of Shanxi du...
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19th Century Chinese Qing Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Wood

Chinese Ming Dynasty Terracotta Official Statuette with Original Polychromy
Located in Yonkers, NY
A petite Chinese Ming dynasty green glazed terracotta court official figurine from the 15th or 16th century, with original polychromy. Attracting our eye with its nice polychromy, th...
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16th Century Chinese Ming Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Terracotta

Antique Chinese Alter Table in Original Red Lacquer, C 1820 - 1840
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Elegant console side table / altar table with well-preserved original red lacquer. Freestanding with identical details on the sides. Originally used in Chinese houses in the welcom...
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Walnut

19th Century Chinese Qing Dynasty Coffee Table with Original Lacquer
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Elegant Chinese coffee table with original black and red lacquer. Table top with beautiful natural age-related patina. The apron and legs elaborately carved, black and red lacquer....
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Walnut

Chinese Western Han Dynasty Polychrome Sculpture with Original Polychromy
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Western Han dynasty period armless figurine with original polychromy. Born in China during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-24 AD), this naked and armless figurine features ...
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15th Century and Earlier Chinese Han Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Terracotta

Antique Chinese Elm Coffee Table with Original Color and Patina
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique Chinese Elm coffee table with original color and patina This antique Chinese coffee table is hand carved and has all its original color and patina. A beautiful piece for a...
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Early 1900s Chinese Mission Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Wood, Elm

1900s Chinese Minimal Coffee Table with Original Wooden Top
Located in High Point, NC
Echoing minimalist tendencies of Western mid-century furniture, this coffee tabletop was crafted in China circa 1900. The sleek rectangular base made out of blackened iron elevates t...
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Early 1900s Chinese Rustic Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Metal

Original Antique Chinese Print, the Road of Pillars, China, C.1820
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Great print of the Road of Pillars, China Copper-plate engraving Published by Thomas Kelly, C.1820 Unframed.
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Early 18th Century English Chinoiserie Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Paper

Chinese Han Dynasty Terracotta Monk Sculpture with Traces of Original Paint
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Han Dynasty terracotta monk sculpture with traces of original hand painted décor and weathered patina, circa 202 BC-200 AD. Created in China during the prestigious Han Dyna...
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15th Century and Earlier Chinese Han Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Terracotta

Lovely Vintage Chinese Chinoiserie Writing Table with Original Stool Leather Top
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning small Chinese Chinoiserie hand painted and lacquered writing table with black leather writing surface and matching stool. This is ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Oak

Chinese Ming-Style Tapered Cabinet with Original Red Lacquer
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Mid-19th century Chinese tapered cabinet. Original red lacquer. Pair of doors fitted with bronze lock opens to reveal a shelved interior, fitted with two drawers. A cabinet in Ming...
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Early 19th Century Chinese Ming Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Brass

Chinese Carved Hardwood and the Original Silk Embroidered Tray, circa 1860
Located in Central England, GB
Chinese Carved Hardwood and Silk Embroidered Tray, Circa 1860 This beautiful and decorative piece dates to the mid-19th century. It is a Chinese export item made for the European ...
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19th Century Chinese Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Hardwood

Antique Bookcase in Original Black Lacquer, China 1840-1860
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Bookcase in 2 parts: Upper part with numerous, staggered shelves in different shapes and sizes. Base with 2 pairs of doors. Original black lacquer with natural age-related patina, ...
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Late 19th Century Chinese Qing Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Brass

Set of Six Barn Find circa 1880 Japanese Throne Armchairs Original Paint Chinese
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for auction this lovely set of original Qing dynasty hardwood carved barn find oriental Throne chairs with original ebonized distressed paint. These chai...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Walnut

Early 20th C Chinese Cabinet with Original Lacquer and Cabriole Legs
Located in Chicago, IL
A rare all-original Chinese antique two-door clothing armoire with original brass lock plate and drawer pulls. The gently aged and patinated oxblood lacquer is fully intact, still p...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Elm

19th Century Chinese Sideboard with Beautiful Original 'Cayenne' Color Lacquer
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Unusually large size sideboard with beautiful original 'cayenne' color lacquer. Black lacquer on the sides. 3 pairs of doors and 6 drawers. A beautiful and decorative piece of fur...
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Early 18th Century Chinese Qing Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Brass

Original Antique Map of China, Arrowsmith, 1820
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Great map of China Drawn under the direction of Arrowsmith Copper-plate engraving Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1820 Unframed.
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1820s English Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Paper

  • Original Antique Map of China, Arrowsmith, 1820
  • Original Antique Map of China, Arrowsmith, 1820
  • Original Antique Map of China, Arrowsmith, 1820
  • Original Antique Map of China, Arrowsmith, 1820
No Reserve
H 10.5 in. W 16 in. D 0.07 in.
Qing Table in Elm with Original Cinnabar Lacquer, China, circa 1790
Located in Miami, FL
Qing table in elm with original Cinnabar lacquer, one drawer with carved fascia in relief of two figures in landscape, with carved side panels and spandrels, China, circa late 1700s....
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Late 18th Century Chinese Qing Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Elm, Lacquer

Western Han Dynasty 206 BC-24 AD Chinese Figurine with Original Polychromy
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Western Han dynasty period armless figurine with original polychromy. Born in China during the Western Han dynasty (206 BC-24 AD), this half-naked and armless figurine feat...
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15th Century and Earlier Chinese Han Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Terracotta

Set of Five Chinese Han Dynasty Terracotta Heads with Original Paint on Lucite
Located in Yonkers, NY
A set of five Chinese Han dynasty painted terracotta heads circa 202 BC-200 AD, all showing slight variations and mounted on custom made Lucite stands. The set is priced at $2,950, b...
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15th Century and Earlier Chinese Han Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Terracotta, Lucite

Chinese Qing Dynasty 19th Century Cabinet with Original Black Lacquer Finish
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing Dynasty period cabinet from the 19th century, with original black lacquer and faint hand-painted décor. Created in China during the Qing Dynasty period in the 19th cen...
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19th Century Chinese Qing Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Wood

Original Antique Engraving of the Quangguamiau Pagoda in China, 1665
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique print titled 'Pagoda Quangguamiau'. Old print depicting the 'Quangguamiau' pagoda, China. This print originates from 'Het gezantschap der Nee^rlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagn...
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17th Century Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Paper

Original Antique Print of Chinese Punishment with Bamboo, 1859
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique print titled 'Puishment of the Bamboo'. Print of Chinese punishment with bamboo. This print originates from 'The Chinese Empire: historical and descriptive. Illustrating the ...
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1850s Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Paper

Chinese Qing Dynasty 19th Century Cabinet from Shanxi with Original Red Lacquer
Located in Yonkers, NY
A North-Eastern Chinese Qing Dynasty 19th century elmwood cabinet from Shanxi with two doors and original red lacquer. Created in China during the Qing Dynasty, this red lacquered ca...
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19th Century Chinese Qing Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Elm

Lovely 19th Century Original Chinese Elm and Bronze Altar Table
Located in Heathfield, GB
A very attractive, small and original 19th Century Chinese Elm altar table with a rectangular boarded and cleated and oversailing top above two front frieze drawers with original Pak...
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19th Century Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Elm

Original Regency circa 1810 Chinese Bamboo Work Sewing Table Period Silk Lining
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this exquisite hand made Chinese Regency circa 1810-1820 bamboo work sewing table with period silk lining. A very good looking and well made pie...
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1810s Chinese Regency Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Silk, Bamboo

Pair of 19th Century Chinese Bamboo Arm Chairs in Original Condition
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Pair of Chinese bamboo arm chairs with plain flat linden wood seat (linden wood is also called lime tree). Black and burgundy lacquer with beautiful natural age-related patina highl...
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19th Century Chinese Qing Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Bamboo

Pair of 19th Century Chinese Qing Dynasty Style Cabinets, Original Decorations
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Pair of two-door cabinets. Original red lacquer and decorations in polychrome, with natural patina. From Shanxi Province 1830-1850, China.  
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Lacquer

Set of 5 Original Antique Prints of China, Dated 1804
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Great images of China Copper-plate engravings. Mainly after W.M Craig Dated 1804 - 1807 Published by Brightly & Kinnersley Unframed. 2 with repairs to edge tears. 1...
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Early 1800s English Chinoiserie Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Paper

  • Set of 5 Original Antique Prints of China, Dated 1804
  • Set of 5 Original Antique Prints of China, Dated 1804
  • Set of 5 Original Antique Prints of China, Dated 1804
  • Set of 5 Original Antique Prints of China, Dated 1804
No Reserve
H 8 in. W 10 in. D 0.07 in.
Original Copper Engraving Depicting Dutch Merchants visting China, ca.1700
Located in Langweer, NL
Title: 'The departure of the Empirour Hockflieuw to the Emprial Court at Peking' with further description in Dutch. The Dutch man Pieter van Hoorn, his son, trompetters and futher ...
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Early 1700s Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Paper

Chinese Qing Dynasty Side Cabinet with Original Lacquer and Faint Painted Décor
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing Dynasty period side cabinet from the 19th century, with original lacquer and faint painted décor. Created in China during the Qing Dynasty period, this side cabinet fe...
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19th Century Chinese Qing Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Metal

Original Antique Engraving of Various Chinese Gods, 1726
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique print titled 'Onbekende Goden - Onbekende Goden'. Copper engraving of various Chinese Gods in Batavia, Indonesia. This print originates from 'Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indiën' by F. ...
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18th Century Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Paper

Chinese 206 BC-24 AD Western Han Dynasty Figurine with Original Polychromy
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Western Han dynasty period armless figurine with parted hairdo, long skirt and original polychromy. Born in China during the Western Han dynasty (206 BC-24 AD), this bare-c...
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15th Century and Earlier Chinese Han Original Antique Chinese Furniture

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Terracotta

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Original Antique Chinese Furniture For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more in our collection of original antique Chinese furniture on 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, hardwood and elm, every piece of original antique Chinese furniture was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for newer or older items, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. An item from our selection of original antique Chinese furniture is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Modern, Folk Art and Georgian styles are sought with frequency. A well-made choice in our collection of original antique Chinese furniture has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Brendan Bass, Liberty & Co. and Liberty of London are consistently popular.

How Much is a Original Antique Chinese Furniture?

A piece of original antique Chinese furniture can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $2,868, while the lowest priced sells for $27 and the highest can go for as much as $25,000.

On the Origins of asian

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 Original Antique Chinese Furniture
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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.