Accessories and Furniture

Decorative accessories embellish interior spaces and often have functional purpose. In earlier times functional objects were handmade with pride and made to not only last generations but to reflect the talents of those who created them. We have always been fascinated with small and utilitarian items crafted so masterfully that their presence adds a unique, personalized and warm presence to surroundings where they are displayed.

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  • Antique Carved Coconut Grater/Fruit Cutter, India (9225D-UKH) $250

    $250.00
    H: 5.125″  W: 21.5″  D: 9″ | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    Hand carved coconut cutters like this were commonly used in India and Thailand to facilitate the difficult task of extracting all parts of the coconut that were routinely used in these cultures. Carvers took pleasure in creating unique and functional folk art tools with local artistic motifs. Long since discontinued, this carving with its warm and rustic feel would be a special decorative addition to any style kitchen and an interesting conversational piece.

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  • Antique Puppet Head with Top Bun, China (5274BCE) $495

    $495.00
    H: 22.25″  W: 7.25″  D: 5 ”  |  Call 213-568-3030 for shipping cost

    This antique male puppet head was carved from a single piece of wood, and like most puppets, has a tapering neck. With a well carved calm, peaceful expression, downcast eyes and half-smile, it could have been for either religious or secular purposes. The thin ridge on his forehead indicates it was likely used for various of roles in different stories.

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  • Antique/Vintage Sweetmeats Confection-Mold, China (19434DRK) $425

    $425.00
    H: 16.5″  W: 10.5″  D: 2.25″ CALL 213-568-3030 FOR SHIPPING

    This finely detailed hardwood mold was used to make sweetmeats confections, perhaps mooncakes for the Chinese Autumn Moon Festival. It is covered with deeply carved propitious symbols for marital harmony, sons and successful endeavors:  a four clawed dragon for fertility, two ducks symbolizing marital bliss and harmony, one atop a carp for conjugal bliss and achieving noble rank and a boat with a sail for making all this easy sailing. This would be a great accessory or gift (especially for weddings) to spice up any kitchen.

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    Pair of Antique/Vintage Carved Opera Figures (16161LME), China – SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $875.00.Current price is: $675.00.
    H: 12.5″ W: 5.25″ D: 3.375″  |  CALL 213-568-3030 FOR SHIPPING COST

    Wood opera figures are rare and difficult to carve as they wear multicolor costumes with attached trappings and unique headgear and have complex painted faces providing viewers insight into their character. This is a simplified official and his wife with uniform coloring and a unifying lacquer coat seated on pedestals reflect the consummate carving skills in fashioning the many details reminiscent of opera costumes.

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  • Rare Antique Yixing Teapot with Scene from Peking Opera, China (1148BKE) $975

    $975.00
    H: 6”  W: 8.5”  D: 6.125” | FREE SHIPPING IN CONTINENTAL U.S.!

    Yixing stoneware teapots are praised as the best in the world for tea infusion. This gorgeous, extremely rare antique teapot with  tight-fitting lid and elegant spout is finely decorated with a brown wash and hand applied bright painted enamel designs designs of a scene from the Peking opera Romance of Three Kingdoms. The   floral images are a wish for a long and healthy life, perfect metaphors for those sharing a fresh pot of tea with those they love. Kiln seals are impressed in the body, bottom and lid.

  • Stoneware Green Glazed Censer, Shiwan Kiln, China (16901C-CKE) $1450

    $1,450.00
    H: 15.25 ”    W: 7.27 ”    D:5  ”    | CALL 213-568-3030 FOR SHIPPING COST

    This vibrant stoneware Shiwan censer is the central part of a 5-piece altar set featured in our Instagram post.  Placed in a special room considered the home’s center it was used to perform ritual offerings honoring ancestors deities to bring good fortune and long life and repel malevolent energy and spirits. Jost (incense) sticks were held inside, and smoke could waft from the lid. This truly special set should be kept in tact in the home of a lucky resident to continue to foster positive feng shui.

     

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  • The Taoist Queen Mother of the West with a 3 Phoenix Headdress (16804BCK)

    $625.00
    H: 14.75″  W: 4″  D:  4.5″  | FREE SHIPPING IN CONTINENTAL U.S.!

    This unique carved head is the Queen Mother of the West, the first Chinese deity to be represented in Chinese art and the most important female deity in the Taoist pantheon. Carved from a single piece of wood, it is either  a puppet head or was attached to a larger figure. Her headdress has three phoenixes instead of her iconic single phoenix. Having a cavity on the rear of the head is rare indicating it might have been consecrated by a Taoist monk.

  • Vintage Shell Ear Cover, Male Figure, India (1639B-GKE) $225

    $225.00
    Ht: 5.25″  W: 3.75″  D: 3.75″ | FREE SHIPPING in continental U.S.!

    Conch shell ear covers worn by Naga men only are attached to pierced ears using thin natural fiber strings with glass bead, wood or bamboo stoppers. They are made with one of two stippled (engraved, marked with black dots) designs on the shell that is a difficult process. This rare one portrays a standing frontal male in a wide stance with his arms and hands with fingers splayed and held up and an abstract round head atop a long neck and is  a pair with 1639A-GKE.

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