Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Unusual Japanese Single Section Tansu
Antique Japanese unusual personal storage tansu made of Sugi (cedar) wood, with three attractive Keyaki (elm) front drawers. The large sliding door panels open to a roomy interior, with asymmetrical shelving and several small drawers for the display and safe keeping of smaller objects of value.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 46.5" L x 15.25" W x 22.5" H Size:
item #1356042
Antique Japanese Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant's chest) made of Hinoki (cedar) and Sugi (cypress) hardwoods in a rich medium finish, of a classic design with large warabite style drawer pulls, simple iron corner and lock hardware, two sliding middle panels with interior storage compartment, and side lockbox with two small drawers inside.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 29.25" L x 14.5" W x 29.25" H
item #1355903
Antique Japanese Small Kiri Personal Tansu
Antique Japanese small personal tansu chest, made all from Kiri (paulownia) wood with natural finish and simplistic black iron hardware. The upper area has two sliding doors with lotus pedal handles and center lock, while the bottom section houses three small drawers and two large drawers below.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 37" L x 16.5" W x 20" H
item #1355412
Antique Japanese Nihonmtasu Two Section Tansu
Antique Japanese two section tansu from the Nihonmatsu region, made with Keyaki (elm) wood in original red/black lacquer finish. Its four large drawers have round lock plates incised with fu dogs. Its handles are incised with small floral motifs. There is a lockbox in the bottom corner housing two small drawers within, with a lotus flower front lock. Original key is included.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 45.25" L x 17.25" W x 43.5" H
item #1355059
Listed Price $2,900.00
Antique Japanese Half Section Mizuya
Antique Japanese small half section mizuya (kitchen tansu) made with natural finish Hinoki (cedar) and Sugi (cypress) woods. Its front sliding doors and sides are reinforced with horizontal slats. The interior has two shelves.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 48.75” L x 17.25” W x 29” H
item #1355056
Antique Japanese 4ft Mizuya
Antique Japanese two section Mizuya (kitchen tansu) with a Hinoki (cedar) wood frame and Sugi (cypress) sides, with natural burl front panels. The upper section has four sliding doors along the top with two panels below of mesh and wood panels carved with floral motifs, with four drawers below. The bottom section has a large shelved opening behind two panels with horizontal slats.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 47.5" L x 16.5" W x 66.75" H
item #1354581
Antique Japanese Choba Tansu
Antique Kyushu area Japanese choba tansu (merchant chest) made with natural finish Kiri (paulownia) wood and Sugi (cypress) frame. Two drawers are on the top and bottom of the piece with sliding door panels between, opening to an interior with shelving. Two smaller drawers are on the righthand side, with a lockbox in-between. All drawers open with square/Kakute style of handles.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Size: 37.5" L x 12.5" W x 34" H
item #1354517
Antique Japanese Cha Tansu
Antique Japanese solid ebony hardwood cha tansu, for storing and displaying tea ceremony articles. The top of the piece has a wide compartment behind two sliding panel doors, with two open shelves below. Its sides are carved with a reticulated honeycomb design. The bottom of the chest has two Persimmon burl sliding panels opening to a lovely shelved interior with foliate carved paneling and two small drawers.

Taisho period (1912-1925)

Size: 32" L x 17" W x 43" H
item #1354343
Antique Japanese Small Kiri Tansu
Antique Japanese small personal tansu from Fukushima, made of Kiri (paulownia) wood. All original condition/finish. Five drawers of various size in front with simplistic iron hardware and four locks.

Edo Period (1605-1868)

Size: 21.75" L x 15" W x 22" H
item #1354339
Rare Japanese Edo Kiri Tansu
Antique Japanese deep small tansu made entirely of Kiri (paulownia) wood. All original finish with natural patina front and red lacquer top and sides. A variety of drawers in unusual formation provide neatly organized storage of small treasures.

Edo Period (1603-1868)

Size: 30" L x 22.25" W x 24" H
item #1354289
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