Southeast Asian Antique Wooden Makara Temple Carving
Antique Southeast Asian wood carving of the head of a makara. The Hindu water creature has the head of an elephant/deer and the body of a crocodile (or water monitor) giving it a dragon-like/serpentine appearance. Makara are often seen guarding entrances to holy spaces. This makara head was most likely once part of a temple. The Vahana (vehicle) of the goddess Ganga is a makara.
With custom metal stand.
Antique Philippine long wooden low bench-like slab for agricultural work. With shallow, circular mortar on one end for processing grain or seed. Stands on two low feet.
Age: circa 1900
Dimensions: 8" high x 73 3/4" long x 20" wide
Pair of Lamps w/ 19th C Indonesian Carvings & Mica Shades
A pair of Indonesian lamps comprised of wood temple carvings and Mica shades that were later added. The faces have carved leaves while the eaves have leaves that cascade down.
Age: 19th C
Dimensions of each: 16 1/4" Wide by 22" High by 9 1/4" Deep
Philippine Punamhan Ritual Box Lid with Figure
Antique Philippine container cover most likely from the Ifugauo people and part of a punamhan (ceremonial ritual) box or a pukok rice container. Carved with a guardian figure in relief. Confidently hewn with sure chisel marks and dark patina.
Age: circa 1900
Dimensions: 15" high x 13 3/4" wide x 2 1/2" deep
Yipwon Figure Papau New Guinea Tribal Hardwood Carving
An antique Papau New Guinea Yipwon figure of the Alamblak people. Anthropomorphic opposing hook style hardwood carving. A large one such as this was collectively owned by clans and worshipped to bring victory to battles and success during hunting. The Yipwon is the patron spirit of warfare and hunting. Custom metal fabricated stand supports the figure.
Provenance Handley Collection
Age: 19th Century
Dimensions: 12" Wide by 76 1/2" High by 12" Deep
Burmese Antique Religious Text
Antique Burmese/Thai religious text in book form. Written in ink on paper, folded and and bound so that the pages accordion and are covered with writing on both front and back. The covers of the book are embossed and lacquered with red covered with gold which has gained a lovely patina over time.
Age: 19th century
Dimensions: 26 3/4" long x 5 1/2" wide x 3" high
Antique Thai Manuscript Storage Cabinet Early 19th Century
An antique Thai Manuscript Storage Cabinet made of Teak that was used to store and preserve Buddhist scriptures that were written on manuscripts made of palm-leaf as well as text on Buddhism written on Khoi paper. Often donated by wealthy patrons to monasteries, they housed these venerable writings. It was decorated using a technique called Lai Rod Nam that is gold on a black lacquer ground. The front depicts from bottom to top, the underworld to the protectors of Buddhism to the enlightened... Click for details
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Rare Antique Philippine Barong Sword with Inlaid Scabbard
Antique Philippine barong sword with carved wooden handle and inlaid scabbard. The single sided leaf-shaped blade is attached to a hardwood handle with silver and natural fibers. The scabbard (taguban) is carved of wood, wrapped with rattan and has shell inlay in elaborate Islamic filigree. From the predominately Islamic Sulu Islands of Southern Philippines.
Age: circa early 1900's
Dimensions: 27 1/2" long x 4" wide
Jakarta (Javanese) 19th C. Teak Hardwood Wheeled Trunk
Hard to find Javanese Solid Teak wooden wheeled secure storage trunk from Jakarta. Handpainted with original pigments of green, russet chestnut orange with patterns of foliated flowers and rolling waves. Carved shell located at the lower center of the base. Hardwood teak top hinges open revealing a spacious open storage area. Nobility class furniture.
Jakarta, Indonesia's massive capital, sits on the northwest coast of the island of Java. A historic mix of cultures –... Click for details
Rare Himalayan Hardwood Hinged Storage Chest
A rare Himalayan hardwood storage chest with a simple hinge top lid. Originally from the foothills of the Himalayas this chest would have been used to keep safe storage of dry goods. All hand carved with geometric designs. Hand forged chain that hooks and secures the lid closed. Original finish with natural coloring. Very sturdy and in pristine condition.