Antique Persian hand-woven 100% wool runner carpet, originating from the large village of Malayer with natural dyes of deep red, indigo, rust brown, and beige hues. With repeating boteh medallions, double-bordered with scrolls and floral motifs.
Antique Caucasian Azeri runner carpet, hand-woven 100% wool in a Karaja
design of two large central diamond medallions flanked by Heriz style medallions, surrounded by angular and geometric floral motifs, in hues of rust, indigo, bright green and yellow.
Late 19th century, circa 1890
Dimensions: 2' 3" x 8' 9"
Antique Chinese Pair of Carved Fu Dogs on Stands
Chinese pair of fu dog temple guardians, carved hardwood with old remnants of blue, red, and white pigments. Each fu dog is formed with intricate detail and expression, one with a pearl in its partially open mouth. Mounted on steel plates for museum quality presentation.
Dimensions: 21" L x 6 1/2" D x 10" H each carving (15 1/4" H on stand)
Tibetan Ningxia Buddhist Vajra Seat Cover
Tibetan hand-woven seat cover, once would have used by a Buddhist priest. The region of Ningxia supplied the Buddhist monasteries of western China and Tibet with these rugs. The textile with central four prong vajra, with vajra corner guards and a simple guard band border. Hand-woven wool with cotton.
Dimensions: 28" x 29"
Antique Chinese Bronze Chrysanthemum Snuff Bottle
Chinese bronze snuff bottle, decorated with high relief chrysanthemum flowers. The stopper has a coral top and the base of the snuff bottle with maker's cartouche reading "Zu Wen".
Dimensions: 1 1/2" x 2 3/4"
Antique Japanese 2Section 4' Mizuya
Japanese 2 section Mizuya or kitchen tansu, the front frame with original dark lacquer Hinoki (cypress) wood, Sugi (cedar) sides, and door panels of Keyaki (elm) burl with original reddish orange lacquer finish. The top section holds a long and narrow upper compartment behind four sliding Keyaki front panels, with two mesh and wood panels below opening to another larger compartment, four drawers beneath, a small drawer and a pull away panel to the right side.
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Antique Chinese Pao Tao Peking Rug
Chinese rug from the Baotou-Suiyuan area, hand-woven in shades of blue with beige accents. The central image of a geometric medallion surrounded by scholar's objects, with scrolling meander double border, with white fringe edges.
Dimensions: 2'2" x 4'1"
Antique Chinese Pewter Peach Snuff Bottle
Chinese pewter snuff bottle in the form of a peach with three leaves, one leaf done in copper. The pewter stopper is formed like a natural stem with attached spoon. The snuff bottle rests on its own small hardwood tripod base.
Dimensions: 1 1/4" x 1 3/4" (2 1/4" on stand)
Antique Chinese Turquoise Snuff Bottle with Cat and Bird
Chinese snuff bottle carved from turquoise mottled with natural dark brown veining. The front is carved in relief with a cat staring intently upwards at a nearby flying insect, surrounded by flora. The reverse is carved in relief with a bird perched on a flowering tree branch. The turquoise lidded stopper carved with lingzhi mushroom motif.
Dimensions: 2" W x 1" D x 2 7/8" H
Antique Chinese Turquiose Snuff Bottle of a Toad
Chinese antique snuff bottle, carved entirely from turquoise in the form of a small adorable toad. The lower body of the toad appears more green and transitions to the classic turquoise blue in the upper body and face. the stone is mottled with natural dark brown oxide veining. The small toad is carved with a smiling, open mouth with a carved turquoise stopper.