East Asian Architectural Elements

Qing Dynasty Chinese Shop Sign
Qing Dynasty Chinese Shop Sign
Antique 19th Century Chinese Qing Wall-mounted Sculptures
Elm
This large, well-weathered sign has developed a handsome patina over its original brown and black lacquer; the piece is made from elm wood.
Tibetan Temple Doors
Tibetan Temple Doors
Antique 18th Century and Earlier Tibetan Architectural Elements
Pair of ancient exotic wood and hand-forged iron temple doors, purchased from the government of Tibet.
19th Century Chinese Pearl of Wisdom Valance
19th Century Chinese Pearl of Wisdom Valance
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Wall-mounted Sculptures
Elm
This architectural valance from the 19th century is beautifully carved in multiple dimensions with lotus, flora, and fruits on the vine and centered with a pearl of wisdom. It beauti...
Four-Part Hand-Carved Granite Snow Lantern from Japan, 19th Century
Four-Part Hand-Carved Granite Snow Lantern from...
Antique 19th Century Japanese Architectural Elements
Granite
Snow-viewing lanterns (yukimi doro) like this one became popular during the Edo Period (1603-1868) when they would be placed along the edges of gardens or lakes. The granite is natur...
Pair of Large Brass Door Knockers, Dragon King
Pair of Large Brass Door Knockers, Dragon King
2010s Chinese Metalwork
Brass
Our brass knockers can be used as door knockers or hand towel rings. Fine craftsmanship depicts the ancient mythical animals with a high level of artistic expression. The featured dr...
Pair of Brass Door Knockers, Warrior Motif
Pair of Brass Door Knockers, Warrior Motif
2010s Chinese Metalwork
Brass
Our brass knockers can be used as door knockers or hand towel rings. Fine craftsmanship depicts the ancient mythical animals with a high level of artistic expression. The featured wa...
Pair of Brass Door Knockers, Prehistoric Beast
Pair of Brass Door Knockers, Prehistoric Beast
2010s Chinese Metalwork
Brass
Our brass knockers can be used as door knockers or hand towel rings. Fine craftsmanship depicts the ancient mythical animals with a high level of artistic expression. The featured pr...
Pair of Brass Dragon Door Knockers
Pair of Brass Dragon Door Knockers
2010s Chinese Metalwork
Brass
Our brass knockers can be used as door knockers or hand towel rings. Fine craftsmanship depicts the ancient mythical animals with a high level of artistic expression. Dragon is the s...
Pair of Brass Door Knockers, Dragon with Round Plates
Pair of Brass Door Knockers, Dragon with Round ...
2010s Chinese Metalwork
Brass
Our brass knockers can be used as door knockers or hand towel rings. Fine craftsmanship depicts the ancient mythical animals with a high level of artistic expression. Dragon is the s...
Japanese Unique 19th Century Walking Bridge Ha...
Antique 19th Century Japanese Meiji Furniture
Granite
Japan, a unique antique hand carved stone walking bridge -Ohashi- from an old Kyoto garden. Hand-carved from solid, thick granite with an old well used patina. Please view our photog...
Pair of Ming Turquoise Glazed Ceramic Dragons f...
Antique 16th Century Chinese Ming Ceramics
Ceramic
A pair of 15th or 16th century Ming turquoise glazed ceramic dragons. This pair of Chinese architectural temple dragons made during the 15th or 16th Century in a turquoise glazed cer...
Huge Tibetan Wood Carved Oxen Bell with Clapper...
Antique 19th Century Tibetan Folk Art Primitives
Wood
An extraordinary Archaistic style huge Tibetan wood carved bell with wood clapper hanging by a woven rope cording. It has a marvelous shape and aged patina and markings of use. Proba...
Large Elaborately Carved Chinese Architectural ...
Antique Late 18th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
An impressively beautiful and rare architectural surround of intricately and finely carved wood with gilding, depicting foo dogs and birds, that include ibis and starlings, perched o...
Pair of Large-Scale Chinese Fu Lions
Early 20th Century Chinese Chinese Export Statues
Granite
Pair of large-scale Tang style carved granite Fu lions, circa 1900. The male and female guardians beautifully sculpted with intricate detailing including individually carved movable ...
Wedding Bed Carved Wood and Painted Fragment, C...
Antique 19th Century Chinese Architectural Elements
Wood
Beautifully carved and hand-painted wedding bed fragment. China, 19th century.
Japanese Pounded Bronze Finial
Antique Early 18th Century Japanese Metalwork
In the shape of kaede leaves. Used on top of a large festival cart carried through the streets.
19th Century Chinese Window Screen
Antique 19th Century Chinese Paintings and Screens
Cypress
Large 19th century Chinese geometric window screen with impressive motive having a complex and intricate geometric design. Wonderful architectural element, circa 1850. The camphor wo...
19thC. Q'ing Dynasty Chinese Mounted Temple Car...
Unknown
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Architectural Elements
Wood
Pair of mid-19hth century Qing dynasty iron mounted carved temple architectural elements with remnants of original lacquer.
Brass Door Knockers, Asian Lion Motif
2010s Chinese Metalwork
Brass
Our brass knockers can be used as door knockers or hand towel rings. Fine craftsmanship depicts the ancient mythical animals with a high level of artistic expression. The featured li...
Large Brass Door Knockers, Guardian Motif
2010s Chinese Metalwork
Brass
Our brass knockers can be used as door knockers or hand towel rings. Fine craftsmanship depicts the ancient mythical animals with a high level of artistic expression. The featured gu...
Japan Fine Pair of Vintage Building Prints, Mid...
Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Architectural Elements
Paper
Here's a wonderful pair of fine old large-scale Japanese architectural prints saved from a huge album we acquired in Japan on our last travels there. Immediately frameable. These l...
19th Century Chinese Iron Bell
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Antiquities
Iron
This rustic, 19th century iron bell once pealed in celebration or gave notice of important events in a town in northern China. Marked with holes to affix the clapper or insert a pole...
Mid-Late Century Industrial Flame Proof Strip L...
Industrial Design
Late 20th Century Korean Industrial Architectural Elements
Aluminum, Brass, Art Glass
Korean flame proof strip light, warm white LED tubes. An awesome example of vintage industrial lighting that you just don't see these days, in fact it would have been impossible t...
Sets of One-Hundred Vintage Ceramic Roof Tiles
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Antiquities
Ceramic
Handmade ceramic roof tiles were the building blocks of Chinese society. Since ancient times, homes, government buildings, and temples in cities and rural areas alike were topped wit...
Japanese Carved Wood Ramna
Early 20th Century Japanese Architectural Elements
Wood, Lacquer
Japanese ramna crafted of carved sugi wood surrounded by a black lacquered frame. The ranma depicts a crane soaring above stylized pines and clouds. The ramna would have original...
Beam 14 Foot Chinese Carved Temple Beam, Circ...
Antique Early 1800s Chinese Other Architectural Elements
Elm
Rare and unusual carved Chinese beam from a temple in Hangzhou China, circa 1800. Of roughly rounded section, carved along its 14 foot length, variously with long thin panels of bat...
Beam, Chinese Carved Temple 12 foot, circa 1800
Antique Early 1800s Chinese Other Architectural Elements
Elm
Rare and unusual carved Chinese beam from a temple in Hangzhou, China,circa 1800. Of roughly rounded section, carved along its 12 foot length, variously with long thin panels of bat...
Pair of Highly Carved Chinese Stone Column Bases
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Sculptures and Carvings
Limestone
Playfully protective, foo dogs walk the perimeter of these elaborately carved limestone column bases that date from circa 1800. Reflecting the architectural function it once played, ...
Pair of Monumental Chinese Courtyard Doors
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Antiquities
Iron, Elm
This pair of monumental doors are over a century old and once sat in the courtyard of a Qing dynasty home in China’s Shanxi Province. The doors have a crackle lacquer coating, lightl...
Pair of Chinese Cartouche Clover Lattice Panels
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens
Brass, Elm
These hand-carved courtyard doors from the early 19th century feature clover medallions conjoined by cartouche lattice. They were originally used in a provincial courtyard home to al...
20th Century Steel 6 Bar Circular Wall Light Wi...
Industrial Production
Vintage 1970s Japanese Industrial Wall Lights and Sconces
Steel, Glass
Solid cast steel lamp with brass fittings. Reclaimed from a Super Tanker. The 6 bar cage is a great feature designed to protect the glass dome along with a wire mesh that wraps...
Pair of Chinese Floral Carved Stone Pedestals
21st Century and Contemporary Chinese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Limestone
This pair of sculptural pedestals take their shape from architectual column bases. Column bases were foundation stones to protect traditional wood columns from dampness and enable th...
Organic Teak Sculptural Expression as Mushroom
Unknown
21st Century and Contemporary East Asian Organic Modern Natural Specimens
Teak
Organic teak sculptural expression as mushroom.
Pair of Turned Square Courtyard Panels
Antique Mid-19th Century Chinese Qing Paintings and Screens
Elm, Paper
Designing the intricate patterning of these 19th century panels was like solving a puzzle. Skilled craftsmen pieced together hand cut lengths of wood, precisely interlocking them to ...
Chinese Rooftop Finial in the Form of a Foo Dog
20th Century Chinese Architectural Elements
Terracotta
Northern Chinese roofs were made from grey terracotta tiles. The peak of the roof was often decorated with tiles featuring mythological creatures and other protective talismans. This...
Four Antique Stone Pedestals or Plinths
Unknown
Antique 19th Century Chinese Rustic Pedestals and Columns
Stone
The four early stone pedestals or plinths can be used as garden ornaments for supporting potted plants or seating. Measures: Top 8" x 8" Base 14" x 14.25" Height 16.75".
Pair of Antique Carved Wood Figural Corbels
Antique 19th Century Chinese Tribal Architectural Elements
Pair of antique carved wood figural corbels with a Chinese elder mounted on a small animal and holding a bitten piece of fruit. The elder is under and between a foliate tree. The ver...
Water Wheel
Antique 19th Century Chinese Architectural Elements
Wood
Extra large antique wood water wheel with original iron hardware from northern China. Originally used for irrigation in a small village.
Pair of Shanghai Dragon Columns, 1910
Vintage 1910s Chinese Chinoiserie Architectural Elements
Wood
Pair of Shanghai dragon columns, 1910.
19th Century Japanese Wooden Lattice Screen
Antique 19th Century Japanese Rustic Panelling
Wood
19th century Japanese geometric pattern wooden lattice screen with asymmetric frame. It was probably custom built for a particular space, thus the wider frame on one side. Traces of ...
18th Century Pair of Daqi Lacquered Courtyard D...
Antique Early 18th Century Chinese Lacquer
Elm
"Daqi" means "big lacquer" in Mandarin, and the finish on this pair of early 18th century impressive doors truly embodies daqi "da chee". The countless coats of hand-applied black la...
Japanese Carved Wood Ramna, 'Architectural Tran...
20th Century Japanese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture
Wood, Lacquer
Japanese ranma crafted of carved sugi wood surrounded by a black lacquered frame. The ranma depicts the trunk of a plum tree and bamboo. The plum was thought of as a symbol of courag...
Chinese Architectural Column Capital Fragment
Antique 19th Century Chinese Mounted Objects
Reclaimed Wood
These reclaimed capitals feature decorative relief carved scrolling foliate motif. Salvaged and mounted on contemporary metal stands, they have transformed into unique pieces of home...
Qing Dynasty Grand Kangxi Iron Bell
Antique Mid-17th Century Chinese Qing Metalwork
Metal
Early Qing dynasty cast iron town bell with relief characters denoting its use during the reign of the Kangxi Emperor, circa 1662-1722.
Chinese Elmwood Sign
Antique Early 19th Century Chinese Qing Lacquer
Elm
This sign likely hung above a very prominent community member's front door during the Qing dynasty. The inscription, in its original red and black lacquer patina, translates to "the ...
Carved Stone Foo Dogs
Early 20th Century Chinese Garden Ornaments
Stone
A pair of Asian carved stone Foo dogs.
19th c Carved & Gilded Chinese Architectural Sc...
Antique 19th Century Chinese Architectural Elements
Giltwood
19th century carved and gilded wooden Chinese architectural screen or valance depicting gilded irises, flowering peony branches and birds of paradise.
Ancient Tibetan Windows
Antique 18th Century and Earlier Tibetan Windows
Iron
Ancient Tibetan Temple Windows each of their own unique design coming from the same dissassembled Temple in Tibet.
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