Maine and the Orient

Doll from Chefoo, China

Male doll dressed in several layers of clothing: vest, long coat , shirt, shoes and pantaloons. All clothing is hand stitched. Head and hands are ceramic and painted.

Chinese Wood Carving of Two Men Sawing

Sandalwood carving of two men sawing, from Canton. Part of series of carvings depicting various aspects of life.

Chinese Wood Carving of Man Pushing a Hand Cart

Sandalwood carving of man pushing a hand cart, with a man and woman on board as well as various bundles.

Chinese Wood Carving of Man Plowing with Water Buffalo

Sandalwood carving of man steering a hand plow pulled by a water buffalo. Part of series of carvings depicting various aspects of life.

Chinese Wood Carving of Man in Punishment Cage

Sandalwood carving of man standing up in a cage with his head outside of the cage and his neck in a wooden lock so he can't sit down. Part of series of carvings depicting various aspects of life.

Chinese Wood Carving of Man in Chair

Sandalwood carving from Canton, showing a man in a sedan chair. Part of series of carvings depicting various activities of life.

Chinese Temple Ornament, for Receiving Offerings

Chinese Temple Ornament of Kuan Ti (The Protector of Buddhism). Polychrome wood, c. 1830. Hole in back for offerings.

Chinese Slippers

Slippers woven of very thin straw, with cloth and paper pad on bottom.

Chinese Sewing Table

Chinese footed sewing table and box, with gold design over black lacquer and ivory fittings.

Chinese Sewing and Writing Box

Combination footed sewing and writing box of black lacquer. Hinged top opens to reveal an inset tray, with gold paint around top edges. Tray has 15 compartments for sewing items. Desk opens to a scarlet velvet writing surface.

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