Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Rare Japanese Fune Tansu (Captions Chest)
Rare Japanese fune ko tansu known as a Ship Captain's vault chest. Made with beautiful original thick Hinoki (Japanese cedar) wood, with triangular mortis and tenon joinery. The corners and drawers are accented by attractive ash color iron plating. The inside of the chest holds a unique array of seven drawers in natural finish, with hirute type drawer pulls and all but three with additional locks.
An old Japanese label remains on the second drawer down. This tansu also holds a fun secret... Click for details
item #1358877
$5,000.00
Stunning Japanese Small Geta Bako "An Artist Tansu"
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An antique, entirely custom hand-painted Japanese geta bako, or shoe tansu. Made of Hinoki (cedar) and Sugi (cypress) woods, with burl front panels.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions : 28.5" L x 12" D x 34.5" H

A write up from the artists :
The Trompe L’oeil Tansu
Each tansu we create has its own unique theme. They have included:

“A Collection of Blue and White China”
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item #1358846
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Incredible Japanese hand painted "Hare Apparent Tansu"
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An antique, entirely custom hand-painted Japanese three section kimono tansu. Made of Kiri (paulownia) wood.

Taisho period (1912-1925)

Dimensions : 36" L x 17" D x 61"H

A write up from the artists :
The Trompe L’oeil Tansu
Each tansu we create has its own unique theme. They have included:

“A Collection of Blue and White China”
“An Orchid Aficianado’s... Click for details
item #1358845
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Incredible Japanese Tansu: "Orchid Collector’s Tansu"
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An antique, entirely custom hand-painted Japanese three section kimono tansu. Made of Kiri (paulownia) wood.

Taisho period (1912-1925)

Dimensions : 37" L x 16.5" D x v 61" H

A write up from the artists :
The Trompe L’oeil Tansu
Each tansu we create has its own unique theme. They have included:

“A Collection of Blue and White China”
“An Orchid Aficianado’s... Click for details
item #1358844
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Antique Japanese Kiri Ko Tansu
Antique Japanese ko tansu (small personal chest) made entirely of Kiri (Paulownia) wood, with brasstone metal handles, corner hardware, and round locks, nearly matching the original finish of the wood.

Size: 24" L x 12" D x 17.5" H
item #1358756
$675.00
Antique Japanese Two Section Kiri Tansu
Antique Japanese two section isho tansu (clothing chest), made with natural finish Kiri (paulownia) wood, all original. The hardware design is simplistic, with round locks on each drawer, matched with a set of original working keys. The handles are deeply recessed within foliate edge iron plates.

Taisho period (1912-1925)

Size: 37" L x 25" W x 41.5" H
item #1358002
$875.00
Antique Japanese Kiri Cha Tansu
A small Japanese cha tansu (tea display chest), made from Kiri (paulownia) wood, with original finish and accented with red pigment edges. The upper portion has edges incised by decorative shapes, and two tiered shelves for display of tea articles. The right side holds three drawers; The left holds five additional drawers within a pair of front opening doors, with brass Double Happiness handles.

Taisho period (1912-1925)

Size: 29.75" L x 14.25" W x 25" H
item #1357964
$650.00
Antique Japanese Two Section Kiri Tansu
Antique Japanese two section isho tansu, made entirely of natural finish Kiri (paulownia) wood. The chest is accented by decorative, incised iron hardware, with motifs of auspicious flowers, clouds, and mushrooms. The bottom section has a safe box highly covered in attractive iron plating, housing two small drawers within.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 44.5" L x 18" W x 41.75" H
item #1357894
$1,650.00
Antique Japanese Glass Door Cha Tansu
Antique Japanese cha tansu (tea display chest), with two glass sliding front doors bearing frosted panels, etched with cherry blossom trees. This area is perfect for the display of various tea articles. The tansu has gorgeous mulberry wood burl front panels with delicate hardware.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 26.75" L x 11.5" W x 44.75" H
item #1357607
$1,400.00
Beautiful Original Antique Japanese Two Section Kannon Biraki Tansu
Antique Japanese two section Kannon Biraki tansu, made with Kiri (paulownia) wood, original red lacquer finish. The top section houses two large drawers behind a pair of double hinged doors. Decorations of iron hardware include a charming heart shaped lock within a single iron ring and strips of iron across the front of each door, with chrysanthemum shaped studs. The lower section also holds two drawers with iron locks, as well as a safe compartment in its bottom corner. Inside its safe are... Click for details
item #1357444
$2,500.00
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