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Qing Furniture

QING STYLE

The last imperial dynasty from 1644 to 1912 was a time of change in China, beginning with the invasion by Manchurian forces that ended the Ming dynasty and established the Shunzhi Emperor. The expansion of exportation and trade that had bolstered the arts during the Ming era continued, as Qing dynasty furniture involved the same attention to craftsmanship with expert construction techniques in hardwood pieces that were assembled with mortise and tenon joints rather than nails or glue. Together, these eras comprise a golden age of Chinese furniture design.

Ming-style furniture is simple and elegant with clean lines. Chairs of the period and other Ming furniture made an impression on Scandinavian modernist Hans Wegner and his streamlined seating, for example. Whereas Qing-style furniture is elaborate, with an increasing influence from the West leading to lavish carving inspired by the European Baroque and Rococo styles. And while many of the forms that define examples of the latter are common within classical Chinese furniture, such as curving and folding chairs as well as large screens, Qing designs are laden with ornamentation. Frequently, the carved motifs and inlaid designs in mother-of-pearl were auspicious, such as peonies for wealth or dragons for luck. Bats were symbols of happiness in the design of Qing furniture, with one of the characters in the word for bat, bianfu, being a homophone for fu, or “fortune.”

While several types of wood were used in the construction of Qing beds, tables, storage pieces and seating, today’s collectors know that the most prized were the rare rosewoods zitan and huanghuali. They were both sourced from Hainan, China’s largest island, and are marked by a rich luster that occurs naturally, without the application of lacquer or other decorative materials. Many of the most popular woods were imported from southeast Asia, adding to their value. Red sandalwood was also sought after for its durability and connection with Chinese medicine, with some chairs being made for health benefits.

Find a collection of antique Qing tea tables, stools, benches, decorative objects and more furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Qing
Chinese Stone Trough, c. 1800
Located in Chicago, IL
Once used on a provincial Chinese farm to hold water or animal feed, this early 19th-century stone trough is celebrated today for its organic form and rustic authenticity. Hand-carve...
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Early 19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

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Limestone

Blanc de Chine
Located in Brescia, IT
Chinese blanc de chine of a porcelain Quan Yin in a sitting position dressed in a soft robe, holding a scepter Emperor's Ruyi.
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Chinese Silver Dragon Snuff Box Hung Chong
Located in Newark, England
Circa 1910 From our Chinese collection, we are pleased to offer this Chinese Silver Dragon Snuff Box. The snuff box of oval form having a hammered decoration to the exterior with a ...
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1910s Chinese Vintage Qing Furniture

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Silver

Antique Chinese Mini Elm Wood Stool, Early 20th Century
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
This Antique Mini stool features a beautiful age related patina and lacquered finish. Crafted entirely from wooden joints, It remains sturdy and robust, a fantastic piece to use as a...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

Materials

Wood, Elm

Pair of Chinese Painted Wall Mirrors, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This pair of rectangular wall mirrors feature early 20th-century frames crafted of a fine-grained hardwood. At some point in their sto...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Mirror, Hardwood

Set of Four Chinese Carved Elm Lattice Door Panels
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Amazing set of four Chinese carved elm door panels. Featuring an open fretwork geometric lattice panel window measuring 17 by 37.5 inches high. The massive door panels are 2.5 inches thick constructed with mortise and tenon joinery. The fronts are decorated with recessed panels and have a lighter finish. The panels have hardware and adjustable feet to attach the doors into a screen. The radiant grain wood is showcased with rich finishes and contrasting shades. Rare to find four matching panels...
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19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

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Elm

Chinese Square Stool with Hoofed Legs and Hand-Painted Calligraphy, c. 1900
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
This Chinese stool was crafted from Ironwood, which is more unique than its more abundant elmwood counterparts. The ironwood provides the stool with a stunning texture. Originating f...
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Early 20th Century Asian Qing Furniture

Materials

Wood

Set of Ten Qing Style Porcelain Plates after Lang Shining
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Magnificent set of ten hand painted enameled porcelain plates made in the Qianlong period style after Lang Shining (July 1688-July 1766 Italian). Born in Milano, Italy Giuseppe Castiglione...
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20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Brass

Chinese Mill Stone, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This unusual stone pedestal is actually a late 19th-century cylindrical mill stone. Hand-carved of solid limestone with a textured and ribbed surface, the stone was used for threshing wheat and other grains on a farm in China's Shanxi province. The heavy stone roller...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Limestone

Chinese Stone Farm Trough, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Once used on a Provincial Chinese farm to hold water or animal feed, this turn-of-the-century stone trough is celebrated today for its organic form and rustic authenticity. hand carv...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

Materials

Limestone

Chinese Millefleur Dragon vase, Republic Period.
Located in Gargrave, North Yorkshire
Chinese porcelain ‘Millefleur’ Dragon vase, Republic Period. The bottle shaped vase, well painted in vibrant famille rose enamels, with a profusion of flowers on a gilt ground. The n...
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1930s Chinese Vintage Qing Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Chinese Footed Stone Basin, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This petite footed basin carved of solid limestone was likely once used in the courtyard of a wealthy Qing-dynasty home. Unusual decorative elements elevate...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Limestone

18th Century Chinese Low Iron Basin
Located in Chicago, IL
China was the earliest known civilization create works with cast iron, first appearing thousands of years ago during the illustrious Zhou dynasty. This early 18th century iron vessel was once used for collecting rain water...
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Early 18th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

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Iron

Late 19th Century Large Carved Cabinet from Dong Yang, Zhejiang, China
Located in Singapore, SG
A late 19th century large carved cabinet from Dong Yang city, Zhejiang province, China. This cabinet is a distinct design of cabinets from this region, who are famed for their wood c...
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Late 19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

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Elm, Pine

Monumental Chinese Glazed Relief Jar, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This grandly scaled ceramic vessel was made by hand in northern China in the early 20th century, patterned in high relief with medallions framing floral motifs. Rimmed with texture, the vase is expressively coated inside and out with an ochre glaze, streaked with dark brown, and makes for the perfect a dramatic, large planter, water feature, or stoic sculpture.
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Mango Wood Pedestal or Side Table Burnt Finish
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
This mango wood pedestal was burnt multiple times and the finished with a clear coat to achieve its color. A strong and robust pedestal that is both beautiful on its own or displaying sculptures, vases or other items...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Qing Furniture

Materials

Teak

Chinese Patriarch and Matriarch Ancestral Scroll Painting
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Magnificent Chinese scroll ancestor painting showing patriarch and matriarch of a high ranking status civil official. This unusual scroll depicts the dignitary couple seated below a ...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

Materials

Paper, Wood, Paint

Late 19th Century Large Chinese Daybed
Located in Singapore, SG
A large elmwood daybed from Shandong province, China. The color and patina of the daybed has been kept fully original, but repairs have been made to the woven seat as it was already ...
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Late 19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

Materials

Hemp, Elm

Chinese Hardwood Jewelry Box with Mirror, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
This Chinese jewelry box dates to the mid-19th century and would have been used by a Qing-dynasty woman to store her favorite pieces of jewelry, each drawer filled with jades, pearls...
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

Materials

Brass

19th Century Chinese Carved Hardwood Two-Tier Marble Top Pedestal Table or Stand
Located in Doylestown, PA
19th century Qing dynasty carved hardwood pedestal table or plant stand with inset rouge marble top. Rectangular black lacquered pedestal table with a carved and pierced frieze with...
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19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

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Marble

Antique Chinese School Painting On Silk 19th Century
Located in Forney, TX
A stunning antique Chinese school ink wash painting, 19th century, ink and color on silk, finely detailed, richly decorated, elegantly colored, depicting landscape courtier processio...
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19th Century Asian Antique Qing Furniture

Materials

Silk

19th Century Pair Qing Dynasty Reverse Painted Mirrors
Located in Dublin 8, IE
19th Century Pair Qing Dynasty Reverse Painted Mirrors depicting Court Scenes. Featuring Royal Figures and their servants and advisors. All wearing colourful traditional garments. A ...
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19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

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Glass, Mirror, Paint

Chinese Wooden Block Printing Set, circa 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
Chinese innovations in ink, block printing, and movable type fueled global advancements in printing technology, expanding the range of influence of the written word. These printing innovations can be attributed to Chinese Buddhist devotees, who embraced woodblock printing as an important vehicle to spread sutras and good spirits. Though the printing press is said to have been invented in China, it never offered the same efficiencies to Chinese culture as it did in the West, due to the near endless numbers of Chinese characters and the labor involved in manipulating them. Enclosed in a contemporary wooden frame, each of the miniature wood blocks included in this early 20th-century type set was hand-carved with a Chinese character. Each is a unique and wonderful curiosity, providing an unusual look at a moment in time. Each set contains approximately 70 individual tiles.
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Late 19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

Materials

Wood

Chinese Blue and White Rice Bowl, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
This late 19th century footed bowl would have been offered by Chinese traders traveling along the Silk Road in exchange for spices or gems. The Chinese a...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Porcelain

Pair Blue and White Chinese Jars Qing Dynasty Circa 1875
Located in Katonah, NY
This beautiful pair of blue and white Chinese porcelain jars was made circa 1875 during the reign of the Guangxu Emperor. They are hand-painted in exquisite cobalt blue and are magni...
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Late 19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Chinese Red Lacquer Official's Chair, c. 1900
Located in Chicago, IL
The defining characteristic of a Chinese Officials Chair is the way that the back crest rail turns continuously into the back posts. Our artisan...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

Materials

Elm, Lacquer

18th Century Hand-Carved Jichi Wood Guanyin Figure
Located in New York, NY
This beautiful sculpture realized in China in the 18th century depicts Guanyin, a Bodhisattva associated with compassion. The female form holds a pot in her hands. She appears draped...
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18th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

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Hardwood

Chinese Kangxi mark & period Very Large Imari Dish or Plate Porcelain, Ca 1710
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a very beautifully hand painted Chinese Imari porcelain very large Dish or Plate / Platter from the Qing, Kangxi period, 1662-1722, dating to Circa 1710. Very large diameter...
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Late 17th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

19th Century Tapered Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
Antique Chinese tapered cabinet. Solid elm wood with round corner details, tapering 33 at the top to 34 at the bottom. Classic Chinese ...
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Early 1900s Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

Materials

Elm

Single Chinese Langyao Hong Oxblood Red Porcelain Vase, Wired as a Lamp
Located in New York, NY
Single Chinese Langyao Hong Oxblood Red Porcelain Vase, Wired as a Lamp. In the tianqiuping or globular form, on a wooden base, with a brass fixture. Shade available separately. 33&...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

Materials

Brass

19th Century Chinese Qing Dynasty Low Waterfall Style Prayer Table with Patina
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing Dynasty period low long waterfall style prayer table from the 19th century, with dark lacquer and weathered patina. Created in China during the Qing Dynasty, this low ...
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19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

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Wood

Vintage Chinese 'Famille Rose' Ginger Jar in Blue and Pink
Located in Glasgow, GB
Vintage Chinese ginger jar—a bright and colorful modern 'Famille Rose' iteration, crafted in China towards the latter end of the 20th century, specifically during the 1980s. Decorat...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

Materials

Enamel

Antique Chinese Qing Green Glazed Foo Dog Lion Joss Stick Incense Holder Pair
Located in Forney, TX
A whimsical pair of late Qing Dynasty (1636-1912) Chinese pottery Sancai green glazed joss stick incense holders. circa 1890 Born in China around the turn of the late 19th / early 2...
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Late 19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

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Ceramic, Earthenware, Pottery, Terracotta

Monumental Chinese Ancestor Portrait Scroll, c. 1850
Located in Chicago, IL
Believing that the departed continue to hold influence over the lives of the living, many Chinese households honor their ancestors in private family rituals, invoking their spirits f...
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Mid-19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

Materials

Fabric

Late 19th-Early 20th Century Pair of Chinese Stacking Bowls
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Late 19th-early 20th century Pair of Stacking Shaped Rectangular Bowls, Chinese. Cobalt ground with dragon decoration. Turquoise bowl, bottom & border. Original turquoise glaze miss ...
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Late 19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

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Ceramic

Chinese Blue And White Porcelain Calligraphy Brush Washer, Late Qing Period
Located in seoul, KR
In the late Qing Dynasty, it was popular to incorporate calligraphy and poetry into ceramics. The piece has a flat, oval shape and was likely used as an inkstone, one of the essentia...
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20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Chinese Green Glazed Foo Lions, Near Pair, Late 19th Century, China
Located in Austin, TX
A charming near pair of Chinese green glazed foo lion joss stick holders, late 19th century, China. The delightful foo lions, also referred to as foo dogs, crafted as joss (incens...
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Late 19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

Materials

Stoneware

Mid-19th Century Pair of Coral Ground Covered Bowls, Chinese. Qing dynasty
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Mid-19th century pair of coral ground covered bowls, Chinese. Qing dynasty. Rare coral ground with auspicious symbols & gilt character marks. Gilding rubbed & one rim chip (with fun ...
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19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Chinese Temple Jar Imari Qianlong Style
Located in Glasgow, GB
A large vintage Chinese temple jar, handcrafted in China during the 1980s. Hand-decorated and enameled with an Imari-style design, inspired by Qianlong-era porcelain. The jar's body...
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1980s Chinese Vintage Qing Furniture

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Gold, Enamel

Vintage Chinese Ginger Jar Pastel Toned 'Doucai' Porcelain
Located in Glasgow, GB
A vintage doucai ginger jar, handcrafted in China during the 1980s. Shaped in a unique decagonal form, it features ten individual panels that smoothly twist upwards, creating a har...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

Materials

Enamel

Chinese Carved Hetian Jade Figure Of Boy
Located in Bradenton, FL
19th Century Chinese Hetian Jade intricate carving of a boy in sitting position. Jade is green and rust in color. A wonderful addition to any jade collection.
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19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

Materials

Soapstone

Chinese Soapstone Mountain, Village And Sitting Man Carving
Located in Bradenton, FL
Qing Dynasty soapstone carving depicting an intricate scene of a mountainside, a sitting man, and a part of a village. Carving is in a beige-brown color. Carving is sitting on a beau...
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19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

Materials

Soapstone

Antique Carved Chinese Soapstone Figure Of Man With Foo Dog
Located in Bradenton, FL
19th century carved Chinese soapstone figure. Features a smiling figure with a foo dog on his shoulder and a gourd in his other hand, all in brown color.
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19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

Materials

Soapstone

Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Longevity Dish, Qing Period (18-19th century)
Located in seoul, KR
The dish features underglaze cobalt blue decoration, showcasing the Chinese character "shou" (symbolizing long life) at the center. Surrounding the center are bands with a stylized S...
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Early 19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Pair Antique 19th Century Framed Chinese Silk Embroidery Panels Qing Dynasty
Located in London, GB
A PAIR OF CHINESE SILK EMBROIDERED PANELS 19th Century, Qing Dynasty Each worked to depict a pair of cranes perched atop a leafy branch over crashing waves, mounted in glazed frames,...
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19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

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Silk

Carved Chinese Qing Soapstone Arhat Figure
Located in Bradenton, FL
19th century carved Chinese Soapstone Arhat figure in the style of the Qing dynasty. Intricately carved figure is in seated position, hand to face, wearing a robe with aqua and dark ...
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19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

Materials

Soapstone

Antique Chinese Kesi Fourth Rank Badges Qing Dynasty
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fine silk kesi civil rank badge panel (known in Chinese as Buzi) framed and glazed. The fourth rank panel feature borders of fret archaic key and are centered by the insignia bird ...
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19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

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Silk, Giltwood

Pair of Vintage Chinese Wucai Ginger Jars, Jingdezhen 1970s
Located in Glasgow, GB
A pair of vintage ginger jars, handcrafted in Jingdezhen, China, in the 1970s, Both gingers jars are hand decorated; and exhibit the colourful wucai technique. The wucai method in...
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1970s Chinese Vintage Qing Furniture

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Enamel

Chinese Yixing Red Clay Teapot with marbled decoration fully marked, Circa 1920
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is an antique Chinese hand potted Red Clay YIXING Teapot and cover, fully marked and dating to the early 20th Century. The Teapot and lid are hand-potted in an interesting com...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Clay, Stoneware

Qing Dynasty Chinese 19th Century Dark Red Lacquer Coffee Table with Rattan Top
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Chinese Qing Dynasty period dark red lacquer wooden low coffee table from the 19th century, with rattan top, low-relief carved meander motifs and spandrels. Created in China during the Qing Dynasty in the 19th century, this low coffee table features a rectangular top with woven rattan inset, sitting above two recessed panels adorned with a careful arrangement of meander motifs carved in low-relief. Raised on four straight feet with carved scrolling spandrels on the front and strengthened with side stretchers, the table boasts an elegant dark reddish brown lacquered finish. With its small proportions and skillfully carved décor, this antique 19th century Qing Dynasty period Chinese low coffee...
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19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

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Rattan, Wood

Chinese Famille Rose/Verte Ewer, Qing Dynasty
Located in seoul, KR
Beautiful flowers and scenary painted familie rose/verte ceramic ewer from Qing dynasty. Excavated from cargo underwater. This piece is from the early Qing dynasty, and it is not cl...
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17th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

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Ceramic

Chinese Yunnan Lobed Pot, c. 1800
Located in Chicago, IL
Cloaked in a beautifully irregular brown slip finish, this 19th-century earthenware pot was charged with the humble task of storing dry goods in a Qing dynasty kitchen. The lobed pot...
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Early 19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

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Terracotta

Chinese Famille Rose/Verte 'Crane and Flower' Baluster Vase, Qing Dynasty
Located in seoul, KR
The vase's form is elegant, with a tapered body and domed lid with long line of body, crowned with a delicate finial, embodying the sophistication and high aesthetic standards of Qin...
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17th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

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Ceramic

Circa 1920 Chinese Export Set of 10 Rose Canton Salad Plates
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Circa 1920 Chinese Export Set of 10 Rose Canton Salad Plates. Double happiness symbols; birds & butterfly reserved border panel & central medallion. Marked "Made In China". Small spo...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Ceramic

Mid 20th Century Chinese Porcelain Baluster Vase Mille Fleur Style
Located in Glasgow, GB
A small porcelain baluster vase, handcrafted in China during the mid-20th century, specifically between the 1950s and 1960s Finely decorated and displaying a vibrant scene of flower...
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Mid-20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

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Porcelain

Hand-Painted Porcelain Chinese Famille Rose Bowl With Stand
Located in Bradenton, FL
19th century hand-painted Chinese Famille Rose porcelain bowl with wooden stand. Vibrant colors of turquoise, red, yellow and blue. Floral and fish designs. Has gold trim at top of b...
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19th Century Chinese Antique Qing Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Small Vintage Chinese Ginger Jar Mille Fleur Style
Located in Glasgow, GB
A small porcelain ginger jar, crafted in China during the 1980s. Hand-painted with the bright and colorful Chinese 'Mille Fleur' style, meaning 'Thousand Flowers'. This vibrant styl...
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1990s Chinese Qing Furniture

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Porcelain

Petite Lacquered Chinese Altar Coffer
Located in Chicago, IL
This petite altar coffer keeps with the style of Ming-dynasty furniture with clean lines and minimal ornamentation. The narrow coffer stands on thin legs ending in subtle hoof feet, ...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Qing Furniture

Materials

Elm

Qing furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Qing furniture for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage furniture created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include asian art and furniture, decorative objects, tables and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, ceramic and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Qing furniture made in a specific country, there are Asia, East Asia, and China pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original furniture, popular names associated with this style include Wang Hing & Co., Satsuma, Copeland Spode, and Cornelis Pronk. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for furniture differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $38 and tops out at $188,800 while the average work can sell for $2,474.

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