Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Chinese Jiatousun Daqiaotouan Altar Table of Zitan
The top is a solid timber of Indian brown zitan Pterocarpus santalinus 15 1/2" thick. The everted flanges are joined to the end of the top and rail, and the spandrel is of two scrolling dragons carved in low relief. The legs of the table rest on horizontal feet. Between the legs are a carved pendant of double motifs of ruyi scepters and pair of scrolling dragons.

Republic Period

Dimensions: 80" L x 17 1/2" D x 35 1/2" H
item #1387533
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Chinese Set of Three - Chairs and Tea Table of Huanghuali Wood
The set is entirely carved in high relief of lingzhi fungus intertwined and layered, creating an imaginative form of a deer, frog, and other figures. The throne-like chair with a waist, five panel slats and stiles, and slight carved cabriole legs all finely carved and connected. The tea table is waist high with a mitered corner and a smooth surface. The cabriole legs are supported with an additional stretcher for strength.

Republic Period

Dimensions: 19 3/4" x 20" x... Click for details
item #1387343
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Huazhuo Waisted Painting Table of Zitan
The whole body, except for the top, is carved in relief with lingzhi fungus. The waist, the apron, and the connecting joints are also decorated. The legs are slight cabriole leg with block carved hoof feet. The wood is a brownish to black zitan from India known as Pterocarpus santalinus.

Republic Period

Reference: Wang Shixiang, "Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture, Ming and Early Qing Dynasties", Art Media Resources, Ltd. 1990, pg. 69

65" x 33" x 25 1/2"
item #1387332
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Chinese Pair of Bamboo Horseshoe Chairs
A pair of Chinese bamboo horseshoe chairs, of steam bent, tied, pegged and notched construction. The continuous horseshoe rail and arm rest has tied, cane split bamboo throughout the furniture. It is made to secure and create a decorative pattern. The open back slat frame has a geometric Shou pattern and a double happiness motif. The woven rattan seated is hard mounted on wood, front apron bent with four bamboo forming the square seat. The four bamboo legs of the chair are connected with a... Click for details
item #1386504
Philippines Contemporary White Nara Trunk
Hardwood stand made of white nara. Dramatic white rind with natural finished top.


Dimensions: 19 3/4" high x 24" wide
item #1386454
Chinese Antique Center Table of Root Wood
Chinese round table of natural gnarled, twisted hardwood roots, and a transparent russet lacquer. The table is constructed in two parts- The trunk-like pedestal base and the rooted edge, round top. This type of natural root furniture goes back to the 12th century aesthetic. Here is an example of the round center table produced during the Republic period, bearing the colonial form true to the Victorian Era.

Republic Period

Dimensions: 30" high x 42" wide diameter
item #1386453
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Chinese Antique Small Hardwood Display Shelf
Chinese antique small display shelf with stand, made of hardwood. A staggered shelf in the middle breaks up the square area. The front and sides of the unit is carved with delicate lined details and cusped edges. On each side of both the top and bottom shelf is a little window (four total) and the back is open. The underside of the base has a black lacquer panel painted with butterfly and chrysanthemums.

Republic Period

Dimensions: 13 1/4" high x 12" long x 5 3/4" deep.
item #1385147
Chinese Antique Pair of Jichimu Wood Stools
Chinese pair of carved jichimu wood stools. The curved legs are carved with cusped edges and narrow to lingzhi mushroom shaped feet. The seats are inset with white dali marble.

Republic Period 1912-1949

Dimensions: 18 high x 13 1/2" wide
item #1385145
Chinese Antique Woven Rattan and Wood Trunk
Chinese antique trunk. Rectangular form with beautifully woven dark and light color rattan. Iron and brass hardware with nice patina. The inside of the trunk is made of wood with black lacquer, old calligraphy paper, and patterned cotton on the underside of the lid. Ring hinges.

Early 19th century

13 3/4" high x 27 3/4" long x 10 3/4" deep.
item #1385073
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Chinese Antique Huanghuali Guan Pi Xiang Document Box
Antique Chinese guan pi xiang (document box), made of huanghuali. Top opens to a tray-shaped storage area. The doors are made with dramatic huanghauli wood burl panels and open to reveal 5 drawers (4 small drawers and 1 larger one).

Republic Period

Dimensions: 18 1/2" high x 19 3/4" wide x 15 1/2" deep.
item #1385065
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