Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Keyaki Sendai Tansu
Japanese solid Keyaki isho tansu from the Sendai region. With original deep red lacquer finish. The interior of the drawers done in black lacquer. With black iron hardware incised with floral motifs, large lock plates with chrysanthemums and open work scrolling leaves, the small corner safe door adorned with a round open work iron plate with peonies and scrolling leaves, opening to two small interior drawers for precious keepsakes.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

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item #1399908
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Rare Japanese Antique Choba Tansu with Interior Drawers
Antique Japanese choba tansu made of solid quartered sawn keyaki (zalkova) wood with burl wood front. The upper portion of the tansu has a large full-width drawer and another full-width drawer on the bottom. The right hand side has three small exterior drawers. The middle section has sliding panels with unusually fine vertical slats. The interior has 3 small drawers in a vertical row. All original lacquer finish and iron hardware including square drawer pulls and elaborately cut out lock... Click for details
item #1399871
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Rare Japanese Edo Keyaki Burl Sado Island Fune Tansu
Rare Japanese Sado Island fune tansu, also known as a captions ship safe. Made of solid quartered sawn Keyaki (zelkova wood) burl construction with heavy hand-forged iron plates and mounts. The front of the piece with a drawer above a pull-out panel, opened by Kakute handles. The bottom panels pulls away to reveal four interior drawers surrounding a second pull-out panel, all with Hirute handles. The middle panel opens to a safe keeping box with heavy iron lock and hardware. The smallest drawer... Click for details
item #1399684
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Japanese Edo 2 Section Kanazawa Mizuya
Antique Japanese 2 section 6ft Mizuya with dark red lacquer frame made of Hinoki (cypress) wood, with Sugi (cedar) sides, and Keyaki (elm) burl hardwood front panel drawers and sliders edged with black lacquer frame. From the Kanazawa region. Kanazawa is the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture, on Japan’s central Honshu Island. It's known for well-preserved Edo-era districts, art museums and regional handicrafts.

Edo period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 69 1/4" L x 17 1/2" D... Click for details
item #1399412
Antique Japanese 2Section 4' Mizuya
Japanese 2 section Mizuya or kitchen tansu, the front frame with original dark lacquer Hinoki (cypress) wood, Sugi (cedar) sides, and door panels of Keyaki (elm) burl with original reddish orange lacquer finish. The top section holds a long and narrow upper compartment behind four sliding Keyaki front panels, with two mesh and wood panels below opening to another larger compartment, four drawers beneath, a small drawer and a pull away panel to the right side. The lower section holds the largest... Click for details
item #1399021
Antique Japanese Calligraphy Box
Japanese calligraphy box made with Keyaki (elm) wood in original dark red lacquer finish. The lid lifts open on three iron hinges with a top iron handle to a shallow lacquered compartment for storing calligraphy papers, and closes securely with a small iron latch. The front of the box holds three drawers with iron lock plates and handles on floral shaped iron mounts.

Edo period (c1850)

Dimensions: 16" L x 12" W x 12" H
item #1398121
Antique Japanese Half Section Mizuya
Antique Japanese half section Mizuya, or kitchen buffet tansu, made of Hinoki (cypress) and Sugi (cedar) wood frame. The chest has bold Keyaki (elm) front drawers along the bottom and right side with copper handles. The large sliding front panels are reinforced with attractive horizontal slats, and open to the large interior compartment.

Dimensions: 70 1/2" L x 18" D x 32" H
item #1397751
Japanese Half Section 6ft Mizuya
Japanese half section Mizuya (kitchen buffet tansu) with four Keyaki burl front panels opening to a wide, narrow open space along the top of the chest. Below this are two large openwork sliding door panels of geometric design, with a small door to the left opened by a hidden Persimmon wood latch. Six drawers with Keyaki burl faces are lined along the bottom of the chest, with brass warabite pulls.

Dimensions: 70 1/2" L x 18" D x 38 1/2" H
item #1397215
Rare Large Japanese Keyaki Iwayado Bar Tansu
Rare large Japanese locking bar tansu made of solid gorgeous quartered sawn Keyaki (elm) hardwood. Finished in its original translucent lacquer finish with a black lacquer frame and dark red lacquer front, top, and sides. The unusual configuration of the chest has not one but two symmetrical hinged safe doors on the left and right sides, two recessed drawers in the center with a locking bar running vertically in front of them, ornate hand-forged iron plates and mounts with Kiri leaf mon, and... Click for details
item #1396997
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Antique Japanese 2 Section 3ft Mizuya
Japanese 2 section Mizuya (kitchen chest of drawers) made with Hinoki (cypress) wood frame and Sugi (cedar) panels, with natural hardwood burl front drawers panels. The top section is configured with two small and three very small drawers below a large interior compartment. The sliding panels are decorated with carved wood accents and copper pulls with floral medallions. The bottom section holds the largest interior compartment behind sliding panels. The sides of the chest are slatted... Click for details
item #1396482
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