Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Carving of a Chinoiserie Candle Holder Attendant
Japanese export carving of a chinoiserie candle holder attendant, mounted on a gilt bronze French ormolu base. The heavenly attendant has original polychrome pigments of red, green, brown and beige and holds a long staff connected to the brass candleholder.

Circa 1910s-1920s

Dimensions: 7" W x 5" D x 20" H
item #1400069
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
Japanese Edo Set of 10 Sobachoko Blue and White Cups
Japanese set of 10 blue and white sobachoko or soba cups. With cobalt blue underglaze floral motifs and ocean landscapes, double ring below the inner rim, and a floral medallion in the center of the well with single ring. The foot is slightly recessed and left unglazed except for the center.

17th/18th century Edo period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 3" W x 2 1/4" H
item #1398652
Japanese 6-panel Screen Painting of Moonlit Grasses
Antique Japanese 6-panel screen painting depicting a scene of grasses growing in misty water. They bend gently as the full moon hangs low in the sky. Delicate yellow blossoms lean over in the mist. Signed Shiokawa Bunren. Painted in light mineral colors on paper.

Taisho Period (early 20th century)

Dimensions: 68 1/4" high x 147" wide
item #1398548
Japanese 4-panel Screen Painting with Ducks and Grasses
Japanese 4-panel screen painting depicting a scene of ducks swimming along the edge of a pond or stream. Tall grasses and rocks rise from the water. Painted in mineral colors on gold ground.

Showa Period (circa late 1940's)

Dimensions: 34 1/4" high x 60" long
item #1398490
Japanese Antique 2-panel Screen Painting of Bird and Irises
Antique Japanese 2-panel screen painting of a scene with a songbird on a gnarled, moss-covered rock. A stream runs around the rock. Blue and white irises grow on it's banks. Painted in mineral colors on gold leaf.

Dimensions: 43 3/4" high x 36" wide Meiji Period c1900
item #1398489
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