Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Kanban Bulldog Sake Shop Sign
Charming Japanese kanban (shop sign) hand carved from solid carved Keyaki hardwood with gold gilt lettering. Carved with the image of a snarling bulldog in red lacquer and beige pigments. Shop sign for Bulldog sake shop.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 36" L x 1" D x 23" H
item #1378318
$1,500.00
Antique Japanese 3 Drawer Merchant's Tansu
Unusual Japanese gyosho bako tansu (merchant's chest). With original red lacquer finish, this large piece holds three very deep drawers, each with squared kakute iron pulls on stylized pine tree mounts. The top drawer features a large central lock with flying crane motif, while the lower drawers feature chrysanthemum locks. The sides of the tansu also have two handles for traveling.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 22" W x 27" D x 39" H
item #1378260
$875.00
Antique Japanese 1/2 Section Mizuya
Japanese half section Mizuya (kitchen tansu) constructed of Hinoki and Sugi wood, with a top set of solid sliding door panels (with chrysanthemum pulls), and a lower set of sliding door panels with crosshatched see-through doors.

Meiji Period (868-1912)

Dimensions: 56" L 18 3/4" D x 33" H
item #1378225
$1,575.00
Japanese Two Section Kiri Sakata Tansu
Japanese two section tansu, made with Kiri (paulownia) wood with natural finish front drawers, and original black lacquered frame. The piece has pine tree shaped hand-forged iron lock plates, with warabite iron pulls. The locks are incised chrysanthemums and the corner hardware is fan iron plating. The piece holds a side lock box with a large decorative iron chrysanthemum plating and keyhole. Inside the box are two small drawers with triangular plates and round pulls. From the Sakata... Click for details
item #1378208
$1,875.00
Antique Japanese Butsudan Shrine
A Japanese Butsudan, or Buddhist shrine for in-home use. The exterior of the shrine is lacquered in red with black lacquer and gold gilt pigments. The gilt hardware of the butsudan are highly ornate with motifs of chrysanthemums, lotuses, vines, and dharmachakra wheels. The lower area of the shrine features two pull-out platforms and hidden drawers. Above are several black lacquered platforms with gold gilt nashiji lacquer panels, carved gilt panels of floral motifs, with miniature temple ranma... Click for details
item #1376970
$2,450.00
Antique Japanese Half Section Mizuya
Antique Japanese half section Mizuya (kitchen cabinet) constructed with Hinoki and Sugi wood. This piece holds ten drawers of various sizes along the top and bottom of the chest. The mid section of the Mizuya holds a large open compartment behind two sliding panel doors with vertical slats and inlay hardwood pulls. The righthand side of the chest has a hinged door with a shelved compartment inside.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 56" L x 18 1/2" D x 32 1/4" H
item #1376903
$1,850.00
Antique Japanese Burl Front Ko Tansu
Antique Japanese ko tansu (small chest of drawers), constructed of Hinoki and Sugi wood, with Keyaki burl front sliding doors and Kiri front drawers below.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 36" L x 16" D x 26.25" H
item #1376898
$850.00
Antique Japanese Zenibako
Japanese zenibako (money safe box) made with Keyaki (zelkova) burl wood in original red lacquer finish. The zenibako is fitted with brass hardware including side handles in a mokko (melon) motif. The hinged lid has a large front lock plate with matching key, and a calligraphy inscription on the underside. The interior of the zenibako holds two open compartments.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 20 1/2" x 12" x 7 3/4" H
item #1376225
$750.00
Antique Japanese Two Section Kiri Tansu
Japanese two section tansu made with Kiri (paulownia) wood. The chest's four front drawers feature large, round Kiri wood mon (family crest) motif lock plates , while the Warabite style drawer pulls have small pierced plates below them in the style of a crane mon. The bottom section holds a small corner safe door with two small drawers inside.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 40 1/2" x 17 1/4" x 42" H
item #1376188
$1,650.00
Antique Japanese Two Section Kiri Tansu
Japanese two section clothing tansu, made with Kiri (paulownia) wood. Decorated with classic round iron locks and handles. The lower section holds a corner safe box.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 37" x 16 1/2" x 43 1/4" H
item #1376179
$1,650.00
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