Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Fukushima Keyaki Tansu
Antique Japanese Fukushima Keyaki Tansu
Japanese keyaki wood tansu from the Fukushima region of Japan, with a black lacquer frame, iron hardware, lockplates incised with flora, and a side locking hinged door with a center kan pull mounted on flower plating. The back of the tansu is signed with Japanese characters. Taisho period (1912-1925) Size: 34.25" height, 45" length, 16.5" depth
item #1258811
Antique Japanese Kiri Two Section Tansu
Antique Japanese Kiri Two Section Tansu
Japanese two-section tansu made from kiri wood with two sliding doors on its top section, two small drawers with simple iron warabite handles, and one swinging door opening to a shelved section. The bottom section has two large, long drawers with fancy carved and pierced decorative iron hardware. Taisho period (1912-1925) Size: 35" height, 35.75" width, 15.5" depth
item #1258787
Japanese Bronze Figure of a Rabbit
Japanese Bronze Figure of a Rabbit
Japanese bronze figure of an adorable rabbit, scratching itself with its hind leg, its other leg curled underneath the body. The rabbit has a large, round body with very thin legs and long, rounded ears. Wonderfully detailed casting, quite heavy. Size: 6" height, 6" length
item #1258786
Japanese Bronze Foo Dog Censer
Japanese Bronze Foo Dog Censer
Japanese bronze censer in the form of a foo dog, or guardian lion. It stands with its tail sticking straight into the air, its head is hinged in front so that incense may be placed into his body and the smoke will billow out from its open mouth. It has a lovely bright green patina and a nicely detailed form. Showa period (1925-1989), provenance from the estate of Edward Gerber Size: 6.5" height, 7" length
item #1258782
Antique Japanese Lacquer Chest
Antique Japanese Lacquer Chest
Japanese wooden chest with a black lacquered body and iron handles on its front and back side, and red lacquered lid. The chest's top and sides are decorated with a gorgeous mother of pearl inlay in the shape of a kiri leaf, from the Tokugawa family. It is lined in rice paper and sits upon an added black wooden stand. Edo period (1615-1867) Size: (with stand) 20.5" height (no stand) 16" height, 24" width, 15.5" depth
item #1258295
$2,750
Antique Japanese Keyaki Zeni Bako
Antique Japanese Keyaki Zeni Bako
Beautiful Japanese keyaki wood zeni bako, or money box, the top of which has a handled door with three studded iron hinges and flower-shaped lockpin, and thin iron slot for depositing money, dropping into a small drawer with an iron lockplate. Two more drawers are in front with kan/ring pulls. Edo period (1615-1867) Size: 9" height, 8.5" width, 12.75" depth
item #1258116
$650
Antique Japanese  Single Section Yamagata Kuri Tansu
Antique Japanese Single Section Yamagata Kuri Tansu
Beautiful Japanese single-section tansu from the Yamagata region, made from chestnut wood, or kuri, with a warm glow and black lacquer frame. It has light brown iron corner hardware, kakute handles on its six drawers, all but one with a large iron incised lockplate with flower lockpins, and a small locking door with a large pierced iron hinge and articulated iron front decoration. SIze: 35.5" height, 41.5" width, 16.25" depth
item #1258085
$1,875
Vintage Japanese Conch Shell Horn
Vintage Japanese Conch Shell Horn
Vintage Japanese conch shell horn, known as a horagai or a jinkai depending on its usage. The horagai has been used in Buddhist practice for over one thousand years. The jinkai was used as a battle signal by samurai trumpeters called kai yaku. The shell has a bronze mouthpiece and decorative purple tassles. Early 20th century Size: 6" height, 16.5" length,
item #1257536
$700
Antique Japanese Two Section Keyaki Tansu
Antique Japanese Two Section Keyaki Tansu
Japanese two-section Keyaki Nihonmatsu tansu with a black lacquered frame, a corner lockbox with iron plating and hinged door, four long drawers with iron hardware, warabite handles and iron locks at their center with a the image of a tsuru (crane) flying over a kame (turtle). The tsuru and kame are sacred creatures in Asian culture, each a symbol for longevity, and are said to live one thousand and ten thousand years respectively. The tsuru is said to turn black if it lives to two thousand year... Click for details
item #1257535
$3,750
Antique Japanese Tansu with Burnished Sliding Panels
Antique Japanese Tansu with Burnished Sliding Panels
Japanese single-section sliding door tansu with a keyaki frame and wonderful burnished sugi front, great woodgrain texture and deep reddish color. Single shelf inside, iron lock in center of sliding doors, each with a nice brass handle. Edo period (1615-1867) Size: 35" height, 69" length, 24" depth
item #1257523
$2,500
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