Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese small choba tansu (merchant's chest) made with Hinoki (cedar) and Sugi (cypress) hardwoods, in original honey tone finish. Gorgeous condition. The piece features 7 exterior drawers and 2 interior drawers, behind a small corner safe door, all with rounded warabite style iron pulls, and most of which feature rounded lock plates. Two sliding panels in the center of the piece open to reveal a roomy storage compartment. The panels feature decorative lingzhi motif hardware.... Click for details
item #1362871
Antique Japanese Half Section Mizuya
Antique Japanese half section Mizuya. Made with a Hinoki (cedar) wood frame, with Sugi (cypress) sides, and Keyaki (elm) front panels in a dark reddish contrast to the lighter body. This piece will yield plenty of storage space for various articles. The left side of the chest holds two long, open compartments behind four sliding top panels and two panels below, with pierced floral motifs and chrysanthemum pulls. Three medium drawers sit at the bottom. The right side of the piece features a... Click for details
item #1362867
$2,500.00
Antique Japanese Small Kiri Personal Tansu
A small, charming Kiri (paulownia wood) tansu for the storage of personal items. With five drawers opened by warabite style pulls, plus an upper shelved compartment behind two sliding panels with locking pin. Original condition and finish.

Taisho period (1912-1925)

Dimensions : 23.75" L x 11.75" D x 18.5" H
item #1362738
$650.00
Antique Japanese 2-Section 3ft Mizuya
Antique Japanese 2-section, 3ft. Mizuya made with Hinoki (cedar) and Sugi (cypress) hardwoods, accented by gorgeous Keyaki (elm) burl wood front panels in a lovely contrast to the frame. Both the upper and lower section house a large central compartment with shelving for the storage of kitchen articles, with 2 and 3 burl front drawers beneath respectively.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 35.5" L x 16.5" D x 62.5" H
item #1361994
$1,750.00
Antique Japanese Single Section Mizuya
Antique Japanese half section 6ft mizuya, with bold, natural burl front panels. The left side holds a large shelved interior behind a pair of sliding doors, with vertical slats. The right side holds a smaller shelved area behind a pair of sliding doors with mesh and panels carved with foliate motifs. Either drawers with ring (kan) pulls line the bottom of the chest. Beautiful original finish.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 71.75" L x 19" D x 34.75" H
item #1361982
$2,250.00
Japanese Meiji Period Hinoki Wood Single Section Mizuya
Japanese single section mizuya (kitchen tansu). The front of this piece is made of hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood with lovely smooth grain. The top and side of the chest are made of sugi (cryptomeria) wood panels. The sides have hinoki wood supports beams. On the left hand side are a pair of large sliding panels with vertical slats and copper hardware. The right side has a compartment opened by smaller sliding panel with cut out motifs and wire mesh. The interior of the right hand... Click for details
item #1361921
$2,500.00
Antique Japanese Two Section Kiri Tansu
Antique Japanese two section isho tansu, or clothing chest. Made with Kiri (paulownia) wood in its original, natural finish. The chest is accented by black iron hardware, including round locks to each drawer and unusual pulls.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 36" L x 15" D x 38.75" H
item #1361808
$850.00
Antique Japanese Kanban (shop sign)
Antique Japanese gilt lacquered kanban, or shop sign. With hand-painted portrait of the shop's owner and the words "Trade Mark" above and kanji below.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 12" W x 2" D x 54" H
item #1361248
$750.00
Japanese Tall Kiri Wood Armoire
Japanese vintage tall armoire made all of kiri (paulownia) wood. This single section cabinet opens with two hinged cabinet doors. The interior has it's original metal rod for hanging clothes, a smaller metal rod on the right hand door and it's original small rectangular mirror. At the base is a single large drawer. Beautifully simple design with the only decoration being metal handles on the cabinet doors which are cut in a scrolling vine motif.

Taisho Period... Click for details
item #1361081
$1,300.00
The Trompe L’oeil Tansu " Fox & the Persimmon"
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Stunning Japanese Hand-Painted "Fox and Persimmon Tansu An antique, entirely custom hand-painted Japanese two-section kimono tansu. Made of beautiful thick Persimmon wood.

Taisho period (1912-1925)

Dimensions : 46.75" L x 16.75" D x 41" H

A write up from the artists :


The Fox and Persimmon Tansu

This unusual, mid-size, two section kimono tansu was handcrafted, circa 1920-1930,... Click for details
item #1360369
Price on Request
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