Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Two Section Kiri Tansu
Japanese two section tansu made of Kiri (paulownia) natural finish wood. With hand forged iron hardware incised with motifs of cherry blossoms and fans.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 34 1/2" x 15 3/4" x 40 1/2"
item #1395469
$1,250.00
Antique Japanese Keyaki Burl Hibachi
Antique Japanese hibachi or coal brazier, constructed of heavy Keyaki (elm) hardwood with natural burl grain in a The frame of the brazier and drawers are done in kurogaki (black persimmon wood). The copper lining with original patina from oxidation.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 27 1/2" x 16" x 13 1/2" H
item #1395350
$975.00
Japanese Edo Kiri Stacking Box
Unusual Japanese Kiri wood stacking box, comprised of 9 shallow compartments for the storage of calligraphy implements. The edges of each compartment are reinforced with hand-forged iron plates. The lowermost compartment has a single pull out drawer with a kakute iron pull and lock.

Edo period

Dimensions: 18 1/2" x 11 1/2" x 27 1/2"
item #1395141
$1,200.00
Antique Japanese Lacquered Fune Bako
Japanese dark lacquered fune bake, or ship safe box with heavy hand-forged iron hardware and plates. The interior of the box holds six small drawers opened by kan (ring) pulls, one with a lock plate. The piece has a warabite handle for carrying on top.

Edo period

Dimensions: 16 3/4" x 11 1/2" x 13 3/4"
item #1395139
Antique Japanese 2 Section Keyaki Futon Tansu
Japanese two section futon tansu made with solid Keyaki (zelkova) hardwood. The top section holds a large open compartment behind two sliding Keyaki burl front panels with openwork carvings. Below are three drawers with mokko shaped iron pulls. The bottom section has another pair of sliding panels with horizontal slats. Behind the left panel are two large drawers and behind the right panel are two drawers and a small safe door with ornate iron plates, holding a third drawer inside. Beautiful... Click for details
item #1395015
$6,500.00
Japanese Edo Keyaki Burl Bar Tansu
An unusual Japanese Keyaki burl front bar tansu. The drawer faces are each labeled in Japanese kanji. The top "drawer" is actually a lift away panel. The middle two drawers are slightly recessed behind a vertical locking bar with ornate iron plates. The lowermost drawer face has a middle iron lock plate continuously below the locking bar. When the bar is removed, more kanji is written in sumi ink, possibly with the identity of the original owner. With iron kakute squared drawer pulls and iron... Click for details
item #1394972
$4,500.00
Japanese Keyaki Burl Wood Choba with Locking Bar, Edo Period
Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant's chest) made of keyaki (elm) wood burl with heavy iron hardware. The upper most portion of the chest has a large full width drawer above a compartment with sliding panels. The middle of the tansu has a horizontal row of three small drawers. The bottom portion of the tansu has a series of three drawers stacked in a vertical row and held in place with a locking bar. The lower right has a safe box with with two small interior drawers and an exterior... Click for details
item #1394968
$6,000.00
Antique Japanese Ranma (transom)
Antique Japanese wood ranma (transom) with a black lacquer frame. The center panel is carved with a landscape scene of a bridge with pine trees and rock formations.

Dimensions: 73" L x 1" D x 13 1/2" Height
item #1394797
$350.00
Antique Japanese Ranma (transom)
Antique Japanese wood ranma (transom) with a black lacquer frame. The center panel carved with a Shinto gate (torii) and temple lantern in a forest of pine trees.

Dimensions: 73 1/2" L x 1" D x 14 3/4" Height
item #1394757
$450.00
Rare Japanese Keyaki Karuma Tansu, Edo Period
Antique Japanese rare karuma tansu (wheeled chest). Made of solid quartered sawn keyaki (zelkova) wood with hand forged iron hardware. The upper portion of the chest has a large compartment opened by sliding panels with horizontal slats and heavy iron latch. The bottom portion has one large drawer. There is a small hidden compartment between the two portions of the chest. Gorgeous original finish with beautiful patina.

Mid Edo Period (1603 - 1868)

Dimensions: 30 1/2" high x... Click for details
item #1394727
$6,775.00
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