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Asian Art and Furniture For Sale
Antique Chinese Rug, Tan and Blue Oriental Handmade Wool Rug
Located in Port Washington, NY
China has a long tradition of carpets and the original ones, probably used as merchandise, are dated at over 2000 years ago. The art of knotting carpets was however, introduced somewhere around the 15th century in China. The patterns on some of the older Chinese carpets...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Asian Art and Furniture

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Wool

Ming Dynasty, A Set of Antique Chinese Glazed Pottery Attendants and Palanquin
Located in Sampantawong, TH
A set of antique Chinese green glazed pottery attendants and palanquin. Age: China, Ming Dynasty, A.D. 1368 - 1644 Size of figures: Height 39.5 - 40.8 C.M. / Width 11 - 13 C.M. / De...
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15th Century and Earlier Chinese Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Pottery

Nikkō and Gakkō Bodhisattvas Temple Bell, Bunsei Era 1822
Located in Fukuoka, JP
This remarkable Buddhist temple bell is an authentic piece of spiritual history, cast in 1822, during the Bunsei era. Adorned with the august symb...
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19th Century Japanese Edo Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Bronze

Edo Period Golden Screen - Summer Florals
Located in Fukuoka, JP
Edo Period Golden Screen - Summer Florals Period: Edo Size: 285 x 92.5 cm (112.2 x 36.4 inches) SKU: PTA141 This Edo period screen is a golden-framed window into the summer gardens...
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19th Century Japanese Edo Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Gold Leaf

Late Edo period Tsutsugaki 筒描 Auspicious Shishi Batik Screen
Located in Fukuoka, JP
Auspicious Shishi Batik Screen Period: Late Edo Size: 145x173 cm (57x68 inches) SKU: PTA62 Step into the mythical world of late Edo Japan with our radiant batik screen depicting the...
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19th Century Japanese Edo Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Cotton, Wood

Avalon Yatton vintage sideboard, L203cm
Located in BRUNOY, FR
Vintage Avalon Yatton sideboard in teak, Scandinavian style from the 1960s-70s. This large vintage sideboard can be placed in either the bedroom or the living room to hold hifi, DVDs...
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1960s English Scandinavian Modern Vintage Asian Art and Furniture

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Teak

Majestic Hawks Edo Screen by Tosa School
Located in Fukuoka, JP
Majestic Hawks Edo Screen Period: Edo Size: 150x168 cm (59x66 inches) SKU: PTA93 Step back in time to the Edo period with our superb Tosa school screen depicting hawks. Hawking, a ...
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19th Century Edo Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Gold Leaf

Chinese Six Panel Coromandel Lacquer Folding Screen
Located in Chicago, IL
This coromandel lacquer screen is incised with colorful scenery depicting idyllic courtly life in a palace complex. Finely dressed ladies and their female attendants stroll throughou...
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20th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Asian Art and Furniture

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Wood, Lacquer

Early 20th century classic screen with auspicious trees and shrubs Pine, bamboo
Located in Fukuoka, JP
Early 20th cenrury classic screen with auspicious trees and shrubs Pine, bamboo, plum and camelia The evergreen pine is universally known as the symbo...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Asian Art and Furniture

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Gold Leaf

Japanese Red Samurai Armour Beginning of Meiji period 1900s
Located in Paris, FR
This is an armour of samurai. It was made around 1900s in Meiji era. This armour was not used in actual war so it was made as decoration, because of that, it is in good condition as ...
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Early 1900s Japanese Meiji Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Metal, Iron

Huge Antique Meiji Japanese Bronze Bird of Prey On a Rock Gold Elements Marked
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Huge Antique Meiji Japanese Bronze Bird of Prey On a Rock Gold Elements Marked Condition Close to perfect condition, just some ware. 40 x 45CM LengthxWidexHeight (including base) P...
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19th Century Japanese Meiji Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Metal, Bronze

Chinese Cinnabar Red Altar Table, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
In traditional Chinese homes, slender, long tables such as this one are used to hold musical instruments, flowers, or vases. Often referred to as altar tables, this narrow table form...
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Lacquer, Elm

Antique Architect's Desk, English, Adjustable, Draughtsman, Pedestal, Georgian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique architect's desk. An English, mahogany and leather adjustable draughtsman's pedestal desk, dating to the Georgian period, circa 18...
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Early 19th Century British Georgian Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Leather, Wood

Samurai Warriors Statue Japan Meiji era (1868-1912) Gyokko studio
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
BRONZE top level Japanese statues. Samurai with flute and sword. Both with weapons intentional. Gyokko studio Meiji era (1868-1912), 19th century Condition Statues some wear, but cl...
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19th Century Japanese Meiji Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Metal, Bronze

Ming Dynasty Period Scholar's Garden: Mother-of-Pearl Inlaid Lacquer Kang Table
Located in Fukuoka, JP
Behold the splendor of Ming Dynasty artistry with this magnificent Kang table (SKU: ZD71), an exceptional piece of furniture from the 16th to 17th century. This table is not merely a...
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16th Century Japanese Ming Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Wood

Summer Flowers Eight-Panel Botanical Screen
Located in Fukuoka, JP
Summer Flowers Eight-Panel Botanical Screen Period: Late Edo Size: 352x117 cm (138x46 inches) SKU: PTA42 Immerse yourself in the splendor of late Edo Japan with our breathtaking eig...
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18th Century Japanese Edo Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Gold Leaf

MC Gondola Club/ Lounge Chair, Attrib. Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates 1960
Located in San Diego, CA
Incredible gondola club/lounge chair, attributed to the renowned designer Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates. Made in the USA during the 1960s, this chair exudes 1960s mod elegance. This chair boasts luxurious, sculptural proportions, standing tall at 44 inches high x 34-inches wide x 34-inches deep, with a seat height embodying the sleek 1960s low-profile aesthetic at 16 inches. Chic and comfortable, featuring an iconic gondola design characterized by a wood headrest atop a high tufted button backrest and a flared seat, reminiscent of the stylized gondola form synonymous with Adrian Pearsall's distinguished works. The gracefully carved biomorphic chair...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Asian Art and Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

19th Century Crane Screen by Masuda Keido (1810-1875)
Located in Fukuoka, JP
19th Century Crane Screen by Masuda Keido (1810-1875) Period: 19th century Size: 174 x 155 cm (68.5 x 61 inches) SKU: PTA52 Dive into Japanese artistry ...
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19th Century Japanese Edo Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Silver Leaf

Pair of Chinese Iron Bound Courtyard Doors, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
This impressive set of doors dates to the mid-19th century and originated as the outermost entrance gate to a traditional Qing dynasty courtyard home. Crafted of Northern elmwood (yu...
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Iron

Late Edo Silver-leafed Screen
Located in Fukuoka, JP
Late Edo Silver-leafed Screen Period: Late Edo to Meiji Size: 186 x 176 cm (73.2 x 69.3 inches) SKU: PL42 Embracing the essence of the Late Edo to Meiji transition, this oxidized s...
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19th Century Edo Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Silver Leaf

20th Century Japanese Screen by Hiroshi Kimura
Located in Fukuoka, JP
20th Century Japanese Screen by Hiroshi Kimura Period: 20th century Size: 187 x 72 cm (74 x 28 inches) SKU: PTA49 This beautiful screen ...
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20th Century Japanese Showa Asian Art and Furniture

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Wood

Gold Leafed Screen - Late Edo to Meiji Transition
Located in Fukuoka, JP
Gold Leafed Screen - Late Edo to Meiji Transition Period: Mid-19th century (Late Edo - Meiji) Size: 384 x 169 cm SKU: PN32 Hailing from a pivotal era in Japanese history, this gold...
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19th Century Japanese Edo Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Gold Leaf

1960's Brazilian Rosewood Desk by Jorge Zalszupin for L'atelier
Located in Victoria, BC
Fresh from restoration, we are thrilled to present the newest edition to our esteemed Brazilian furniture collection. Designed by Jorge Zalszupin for L'atelier in the 1960's, this ea...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Asian Art and Furniture

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Jacaranda

Mid Century Medellin Lounge Chair in the Style of Adrian Pearsall
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful and incredibly sculptural lounge chair in the style of Adrian Pearsall. This incredibly unique piece is evocative of Mid Century style. The exquisite frame combines alder...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Asian Art and Furniture

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Fabric, Wood

Antique Chinese Bronze Statue Candle Holder China Zhong Kui and Child 19C
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
BRONZE top level Chinese statue/candle holder. Depicting Zhongkui and Child. Besides being a vanquisher of evil, Zhong Kui has the power to bring good fortune. He is associated wi...
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19th Century Chinese Qing Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Metal, Bronze

Peony Blossoms Screen
Located in Fukuoka, JP
Peony Blossoms Screen Period: Edo period 18-19th century Size: 212 x 138 cm (83.5 x 54.3 inches) SKU: PJ105 Experience a rare gem from Japan's heritage – an Edo period peony blosso...
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18th Century Japanese Edo Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Silk, Paper

Japanese Antique Wooden Drawers Storage Box 1910s-1930s Wabi-Sabi
Located in Chiba-Shi, JP
This is an old Japanese drawer. The color that has deepened over time is very beautiful. The material is unknown, but it is well made. There are 9 drawers in total, which are usefu...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Asian Art and Furniture

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Wood

Japanese Antique Wooden Bowl 1910s-1930s Primitive Wabi-Sabi
Located in Chiba-Shi, JP
This is an old Japanese wooden bowl with legs. The wooden bowl is dyed black. It is likely that this was made as a manger. However, there is no evidence that it was ever used, so I ...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Primitive Asian Art and Furniture

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Wood

Edo Period Nature Screen by Kanō Tsunenobu (2/2)
Located in Fukuoka, JP
Embark on a journey through the tranquil beauty of a Japanese screen from the Edo period, crafted by the illustrious Kanō Tsunenobu, a master of the Kanō school and nephew to Kanō Ta...
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18th Century Japanese Edo Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Paper

Late 18th to Early 19th Century Hawk Screen
Located in Fukuoka, JP
Late 18th to Early 19th Century Hawk Screen Period: Late Edo Size: 372 x 125 cm (146.4 x 49.2 inches) SKU: PTA63 Behold the grandeur of the late Edo per...
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18th Century Japanese Edo Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Wood, Paper

17th Century Rinpa School Two-Panel Screen with Koi
Located in Fukuoka, JP
17th-18th Century Rinpa School Two-Panel Screen Period: 17th-18th century Size: 140 x 125 cm (55 x 49 inches) SKU: PTA43 This beautiful two-panel screen is a classic example of the...
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17th Century Japanese Edo Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Wood, Paper

Chinese statuette of a horse
Located in EL CAMPELLO, ES
ITEM: Statuette of a horse MATERIAL: Pottery CULTURE: Chinese, Northern Wei Dynasty PERIOD: 386 – 535 A.D DIMENSIONS: 404 mm x 350 mm x 230 mm CONDITION: Good condition. Includes Th...
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15th Century and Earlier Chinese Tang Antique Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Pottery

The Plovers over the Sea Shores Screen
Located in Fukuoka, JP
The Plovers over the Sea Shores Screen Period: 18th century (Edo period) Size: 360 x 170 cm (141.7 x 66.9 inches) SKU: PA39 Travel back in time with this classic Edo period screen,...
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18th Century Japanese Edo Antique Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Wood, Paper

Edo Period Nature Screen by Kanō Tsunenobu
Located in Fukuoka, JP
Embark on a journey through the tranquil beauty of a Japanese screen from the Edo period, crafted by the illustrious Kanō Tsunenobu, a master of the Kanō school and nephew to Kanō Ta...
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18th Century Japanese Edo Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Paper

Late Edo Nio Screen
Located in Fukuoka, JP
Late Edo Nio Screen Period: Late Edo, 19th century Size: 170 x 190 cm (67 x 75 inches) SKU: PTA15 This powerful and extremely rare screen depicts the Nio, Buddhist temple guardians...
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19th Century Japanese Edo Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Gold Leaf

Late Edo Nio Screen
Late Edo Nio Screen
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Elegant Art Deco Tommi Parzinger End Tables, Charak Modern
Located in Riverdale, NY
Pair of Elegant Art Deco Tommi Parzinger End/Night Tables for Charak Modern. Amazing lines instantly recognizable as Parzinger in light wood with brass accents. Slightly Asian overto...
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Asian Art and Furniture

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Wood

Vintage Uzbek Silk Embroidery Suzani in Black, Red, Green, Ivory, Blue
Located in Barrington, IL
48” x 77" Vintage hand-crafted Suzani silk embroidery from Uzbekistan in Central Asia. The design of each panel consists of finely silk embroidered floral patterns in bright c...
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Mid-20th Century Uzbek Asian Art and Furniture

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Cotton, Silk

Late Edo Period Rinpa School Chrysanthemum Blossom Screen
Located in Fukuoka, JP
Late Edo Period Rinpa School Chrysanthemum Blossom Screen Period: late Edo, early 19th century Size: 364 x 172 cm (143 x 67 inches) SKU: PTA13 This exquisite late Edo period Rinpa ...
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18th Century Japanese Edo Antique Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Paper

Chinese statuette of a horse
Located in EL CAMPELLO, ES
ITEM: Statuette of a horse MATERIAL: Pottery CULTURE: Chinese, Tang Dynasty PERIOD: 618 – 907 A.D DIMENSIONS: 560 mm x 530 mm x 200 mm CONDITION: Good condition. Includes Thermolumin...
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15th Century and Earlier Chinese Tang Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Pottery

Vintage Green Onyx Marble Pedestal Scalloped Sink
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Immerse yourself in the luxury of the past with the Vintage Green Onyx Marble Pedestal Scalloped Sink. This exquisite sink features a richly veined green ...
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Mid-20th Century Regency Asian Art and Furniture

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Marble

Edo-Meiji Phoenix Birds Screen
Located in Fukuoka, JP
Edo-Meiji Phoenix Birds Screen Period: Edo-Meiji Size: 360 x 152 cm (141.73 x 60 inches) SKU: PD16 This gorgeous silk screen from the Edo-Meiji period showcases mythical phoenix bi...
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19th Century Japanese Edo Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Silk, Paper

Edo Period Kyoto Screen (2/2)
Located in Fukuoka, JP
Edo Period Kyoto Screen Period: Edo period Size: 343 x 176 cm (134.6 x 69 inches) SKU: RJ69/2 This stunning Edo period screen depicts typical scenes of...
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18th Century Japanese Edo Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Silk, Wood, Paper

Rare 15th Century Majapahit Terracotta Handmaiden Figure
Located in Brescia , Brescia
Step into the enigmatic world of Majapahit culture with this exquisite 15th-century terracotta handmaiden figure, a mesmerizing testament to Java's rich heritage. Believed to have once borne offerings of oil or fruit above her head as symbols of blessing and protection, this sculpture exudes an aura of ancient reverence and spirituality. Hailing from the esteemed Trowulan region in East Java, this remarkable piece has journeyed through centuries before finding its place in the esteemed private collection of Anacleto Spazzapan. Documented in the Majapahit catalog on pages 170/171 as figure number 36, this sculpture has been meticulously studied and authenticated by Professor Agus Aris Munandar, a prominent authority in Indonesian archaeology. Professor Munandar, born in 1959, is currently the professor of Indonesian Archaeology at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta. His extensive research focuses on Hindu-Buddhist archaeology, iconography, and the ancient history of Indonesia and Southeast Asia. He served as a member of the Indonesian team of experts at National Cultural Heritage from 2015 to 2018 and previously held the role of Head of Institute and Research at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Indonesia. Now the head of the Department of Archaeology at the University of Indonesia, Professor Munandar has authored numerous articles and 19 books, many of which delve into Majapahit culture and artifacts, solidifying his reputation as a leading scholar in the field. Professor Munandar's endorsement, complemented by a preface from Professor Massimo Vidale of the University of Padua, offers invaluable insights into the religious and decorative significance of Majapahit terracotta...
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15th Century and Earlier Javanese Folk Art Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Terracotta

The Plovers over the Sea Shores Screen (2/2)
Located in Fukuoka, JP
The Plovers over the Sea Shores Screen Period: 18th century (Edo period) Size: 360 x 170 cm (141.7 x 66.9 inches) SKU: PA39 Travel back in time with this classic Edo period screen,...
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18th Century Japanese Edo Antique Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Wood, Paper

Edo Period Kyoto Screen
Located in Fukuoka, JP
Edo Period Kyoto Screen Period: Edo period Size: 343 x 176 cm (134.6 x 69 inches) SKU: RJ69 This stunning Edo period screen depicts typical scenes of d...
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18th Century Japanese Edo Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Silk, Wood, Paper

Vintage Uzbek Suzani Silk Embroidery in Black, Blue, Purple, Yellow, Red
Located in Barrington, IL
Vintage hand-crafted Suzani silk embroidery from Uzbekistan in Central Asia in black cotton background and designs in silk in black, blue, green, purple, yellow, and red. The design of each panel consists of finely silk embroidered floral patterns in bright colors. The brilliant colors of silk Suzani Embroidery bring this design to life and would be a wonderful addition to a room design and can be used as wall art, table runner. Dimensions: 20” x 147" Date of Manufacture: 2nd Quarter of the 1900s Place of Origin: Uzbekistan Material: Silk embroidery on cotton Condition: Wear consistent with age and use Vintage Table Runner Textiles, Hand-Crafted Textiles, Embroidered Textiles, Vintage Textiles, Vintage Uzbek Suzani, Antique Suzani, Antique Suzani Embroidery...
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Mid-20th Century Uzbek Asian Art and Furniture

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Cotton, Silk

Vintage Uzbek Suzani Silk Embroidery in Black, Blue, Green, Ivory, Yellow, Red
Located in Barrington, IL
Vintage hand-crafted Suzani silk embroidery from Uzbekistan in Central Asia in black cotton background and designs in silk in black, blue, green, ivory, yellow, and red. The design of each panel consists of finely silk embroidered floral patterns in bright colors. The brilliant colors of silk Suzani Embroidery bring this design to life and would be a wonderful addition to a room design and can be used as wall art, table runner. Dimensions: 23” x 144" Date of Manufacture: 2nd Quarter of the 1900s Place of Origin: Uzbekistan Material: Silk embroidery on cotton Condition: Wear consistent with age and use Table Runners, Hand-Crafted Textiles, Embroidered Textiles, Vintage Textiles, Vintage Uzbek Suzani, Antique Suzani, Antique Suzani Embroidery...
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Mid-20th Century Uzbek Asian Art and Furniture

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Cotton, Silk

Japanese Old Wood Sculpture Chimpanzee 1940s-1960s / Wood Carving Mingei
Located in Sammu-shi, Chiba
This is an old Japanese wood carving of a chimpanzee. It is from the mid-Showa period (1940s-1960s). It is made of camphorwood. It is a dynamic work boldly carved from a large tree....
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1940s Japanese Showa Vintage Asian Art and Furniture

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Wood

Antique Meiji Japanese Cloisonne Enamel Dragon Censor Koro
Located in New York, NY
An antique Japanese, late Meiji Era, tripod enamel censer koro. The sphere form ware is enameled with a polychrome image of a dragon on a black ground made in the Cloisonne technique...
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Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Enamel

High Quality Japanese Cloisonne Enamel Goldstone Kogo Meiji
Located in New York, NY
A high quality Japanese goldstone ground and cloisonne enamel trinket or jewelry box, Meiji Period, Japan. Of a round shape, the lid is decorated with a beutifully detailed cloisonne enamel scene depicting a peony flower and a butterfly. The sides are also adorned with cloisonne enamel flowers.The interior and bottom are covered with turquoise enamel. Asian Metal Ware Pieces, Antique Japanese Boxes...
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Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Enamel

Rare Antique Japanese Meiji Cloisonne Enamel Water Dropper
Located in New York, NY
An antique Japanese copper water dropper with cloisonne enamel design. Meiji period, 1868 to 1913. Cylinder shape, moveable top handle. Polychrome floral pattern against the dark gre...
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Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Copper, Enamel

Antique Meiji Japanese Cloisonne Goldstone Enamel Plate with Butterflies
Located in New York, NY
An antique Meiji period Japanese cloisonne enamel brass plate. The central part depicts an elegant motif with butterflies flying on a goldstone gr...
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Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Antique Asian Art and Furniture

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Enamel

Calcite on Amethyst cluster From San Eugenio, Artigas Dept., Uruguay
Located in New York, NY
From San Eugenio, Artigas Dept., Uruguay Sharp crystal cluster in a parallel formation of scalenohedral calcite crystals on matrix  with lustrous translucent grape purple amethyst c...
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15th Century and Earlier Uruguayan Antique Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Amethyst, Crystal, Other

Chinese statuette of a Fat Lady
Located in EL CAMPELLO, ES
ITEM: Statuette of a Fat Lady MATERIAL: Pottery CULTURE: Chinese, Tang Dynasty PERIOD: 618 – 907 A.D DIMENSIONS: 655 mm x 265 mm x 210 mm CONDITION: Good condition. Includes Thermoluminescence test by Laboratory Kotalla (Reference 05B101123). Includes Certificate of Authenticity from Dutch gallery PROVENANCE: Ex Belgian private collection, acquired from Dutch art gallery Comes with Certificate of Authenticity and Export Licence. If you are from outside the European Union, we will have to apply for the export licence again for your country, this takes 4 to 6 weeks. Due to the fragility and size of this piece, it can only be shipped within the European Union, United Kingdom and neighbouring countries that can be transported by road by private courier (door to door). This beautifully-finished ceramic attendant was made during what many consider to be China’s Golden Age, the Tang Dynasty. It was at this point that China’s outstanding technological and aesthetic achievements opened to external influences, resulting in the introduction of numerous new forms of self-expression, coupled with internal innovation and considerable social freedom. The Tang dynasty also saw the birth of the printed novel, significant musical and theatrical heritage and many of China’s best- known painters and artists. The Tang Dynasty was created on the 18th of June, 618 AD, when the Li family seized power from the last crumbling remnants of the preceding Sui Dynasty. This political and regal regime was long-lived, and lasted for almost 300 years. The imperial aspirations of the preceding periods and early Tang leaders led to unprecedented wealth, resulting in considerable socioeconomic stability, the development of trade networks and vast urbanisation for China’s exploding population (estimated at around 50 million people in the 8th century AD). The Tang rulers took cues from earlier periods, maintaining many of their administrative structures and systems intact. Even when dynastic and governmental institutions withdrew from management of the empire towards the end of the period – their authority undermined by localised rebellions and regional governors known as jiedushi –the systems were so well- established that they continued to operate regardless. The artworks created during this era are among China’s greatest cultural achievements. It was the greatest age for Chinese poetry and painting, and sculpture also developed (although there was a notable decline in Buddhist sculptures following repression of the faith by pro-Taoism administrations later in the regime). It is disarming to note that the eventual decline of imperial power, followed by the official end of the dynasty on the 4th of June 907, hardly affected the great artistic turnover. During the Tang Dynasty, restrictions were placed on the number of objects that could be included in tombs, an amount determined by an individual’s social rank. In spite of the limitations, a striking variety of tomb furnishings – known as mingqi – have been excavated. Entire retinues of ceramic figures – representing warriors, animals, entertainers, musicians, guardians and every other necessary category of assistant – were buried with the dead in order to provide for the afterlife. Warriors (lokapala) were put in place to defend the dead, while horses/ camels were provided for transport, and officials to run his estate in the hereafter. Of all the various types of mingqi, however, there are none more elegant or charming than the sculptures of sophisticated female courtiers, known – rather unfairly – as “fat ladies...
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15th Century and Earlier Chinese Tang Antique Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Pottery

Chinese Porcelain Platter, Macao, 20th Century
Located in Lisbon, PT
Chinese Export Macau porcelain small platter with the mark with pink and green colors, golden trim and floral design.
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20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Chinese statuette of a Fat Lady
Located in EL CAMPELLO, ES
ITEM: Statuette of a Fat Lady MATERIAL: Pottery CULTURE: Chinese, Tang Dynasty PERIOD: 618 – 907 A.D DIMENSIONS: 645 mm x 260 mm x 180 mm CONDITION: Good condition. Includes Thermoluminescence test by Laboratory Kotalla (Reference 04B101123). Includes Certificate of Authenticity from Dutch gallery PROVENANCE: Ex Belgian private collection, acquired from Dutch art gallery Comes with Certificate of Authenticity and Export Licence. If you are from outside the European Union, we will have to apply for the export licence again for your country, this takes 4 to 6 weeks. Due to the fragility and size of this piece, it can only be shipped within the European Union, United Kingdom and neighbouring countries that can be transported by road by private courier (door to door). This beautifully-finished ceramic attendant was made during what many consider to be China’s Golden Age, the Tang Dynasty. It was at this point that China’s outstanding technological and aesthetic achievements opened to external influences, resulting in the introduction of numerous new forms of self-expression, coupled with internal innovation and considerable social freedom. The Tang dynasty also saw the birth of the printed novel, significant musical and theatrical heritage and many of China’s best- known painters and artists. The Tang Dynasty was created on the 18th of June, 618 AD, when the Li family seized power from the last crumbling remnants of the preceding Sui Dynasty. This political and regal regime was long-lived, and lasted for almost 300 years. The imperial aspirations of the preceding periods and early Tang leaders led to unprecedented wealth, resulting in considerable socioeconomic stability, the development of trade networks and vast urbanisation for China’s exploding population (estimated at around 50 million people in the 8th century AD). The Tang rulers took cues from earlier periods, maintaining many of their administrative structures and systems intact. Even when dynastic and governmental institutions withdrew from management of the empire towards the end of the period – their authority undermined by localised rebellions and regional governors known as jiedushi –the systems were so well- established that they continued to operate regardless. The artworks created during this era are among China’s greatest cultural achievements. It was the greatest age for Chinese poetry and painting, and sculpture also developed (although there was a notable decline in Buddhist sculptures following repression of the faith by pro-Taoism administrations later in the regime). It is disarming to note that the eventual decline of imperial power, followed by the official end of the dynasty on the 4th of June 907, hardly affected the great artistic turnover. During the Tang Dynasty, restrictions were placed on the number of objects that could be included in tombs, an amount determined by an individual’s social rank. In spite of the limitations, a striking variety of tomb furnishings – known as mingqi – have been excavated. Entire retinues of ceramic figures – representing warriors, animals, entertainers, musicians, guardians and every other necessary category of assistant – were buried with the dead in order to provide for the afterlife. Warriors (lokapala) were put in place to defend the dead, while horses/ camels were provided for transport, and officials to run his estate in the hereafter. Of all the various types of mingqi, however, there are none more elegant or charming than the sculptures of sophisticated female courtiers, known – rather unfairly – as “fat ladies...
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15th Century and Earlier Chinese Tang Antique Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Pottery

Antique Japanese Meiji Era Cloisonne Enamel Plate
Located in New York, NY
An antique Japanese early Meiji era enamel over copper charger plate. The exterior of the plate is adorned with a polychrome scene with birds in a river landscape with blossoming flo...
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Late 18th Century Japanese Meiji Antique Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Enamel

Imposing Japanese censer, 19th century, patinated bronze.
Located in Monza, IT
Imposing Japanese censer, 19th century, patinated bronze. Japanese censer dating back to the end of the 19th century, patinated bronze, worked with friezes, animal, bird and floral t...
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Late 19th Century Japanese Edo Antique Asian Art and Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Antique and Vintage Asian Art and Furniture

From Japanese handmade earthenware pottery, originating circa 14,500 B.C. and adorned with elaborate corded patterns known as jōmon, to natural elm case pieces and storage cabinets built in Qing dynasty–era China to mid-century Thai rice-paper charcoal rubbings, antique and vintage Asian art and furniture make for wonderful additions to all kinds of contemporary interiors.

Eastern elements elevate any home’s decor. Introduce zen sensibility to your living room, dining room and bedroom with the neutral color palettes and the natural materials such as rattan, bamboo and elm that we typically associate with traditional Asian furniture. Decorative handwoven embroideries and textiles originating from India and elsewhere on the continent, which can be draped over a bed or sofa or used as a wall hanging, can be as practical as they are functional, just as you wouldn’t seek out Japanese room-divider screens — often decorated with paintings but constructed to be lightweight and mobile — merely for privacy.

With everything from blanket chests to lighting fixtures to sculptures and carvings, it’s easy to tastefully bring serenity to your living space by looking to the treasures for which the East has long been known.

For British-born furniture designer Andrianna Shamaris, the Japanese concept of beauty in imperfection isn’t limited to her Wabi Sabi collection. She embraces it in her New York City apartment as well. In the living area, for instance, she retained the fireplace’s original black marble while swathing its frame and the rest of the room in bright white.

“We left the fireplace very clean and wabi-sabi, so that it blended into the wall,” says Shamaris, who further appointed the space with a hand-carved antique daybed whose plush pillows are upholstered in antique textiles from the Indonesian island of Sumba.

In the growing antique and vintage Asian art and furniture collection on 1stDibs, find ceramics from China, antiquities from Cambodia and a vast range of tables, seating, dining chairs and other items from Japan, India and other countries.

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