Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Buddhist Abbott's Folding Chair
Antique Japanese Buddhist abbot's oxbow arm folding chair. Made of red and gilt lacquer hardwood, with seat made of leather. The backrest has gilt lacquered panels with geometric motif carvings and pierced lingzhi carving, the reverse of the backrest marked with a triple mokko-mon (family crest). The edges of the chair are decorated in metal plating incised with motifs of chrysanthemums.

Dimensions: 32" L x 20" D x 37" H
item #1369730
Antique Japanese Kiri Ko-Tansu
Antique Japanese ko tansu (small chest of drawers), made of Kiri (paulownia) wood with original finish and condition. This piece holds three large drawers opened by hirute form black iron handles, the center locks of each drawer with chrysanthemum studs and raised motifs resembling the hirute handles. The right side of the tansu features a safe door covered heavily in iron plating, a small drawer above it, and two more drawers hidden away inside.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)... Click for details
item #1369541
Japanese Antique 2-Section Mulberry Cha Tansu
Japanese antique 2-section cha tansu (tea chest) made with dramatic mulberry burl wood. The top section has a large compartment covered with 4 sliding panels. Below this in the middle portion of the chest is a large display area. On the left is an open "S" shaped stepped shelf over two small drawers. On the right is another compartment which appears to float between open shelves above and below. This compartment has two sliding panels that curve outward. The bottom section has a large... Click for details
item #1369536
Japanese Print of a Woman, Shiko Munakata
Japanese print of a woman holding a calligraphy paint brush, by Shiko Munakata (1903-1975). A zen Buddhist, he worked in oil painting, then woodblock printing, calligraphy and ceramics. He is sometimes called the Japanese Picasso because of his prolific multi media creative work. He was part of the sasuka-hanga movement and the mingei, folk art, movement. He is from the northern region of Aomori and incorporated many of those local themes into his art. The text on the back of the image suggests... Click for details
item #1369249
Japanese Antique Small Kannon Biraki Chest
Antique Japanese unusually small kannon biraki (hinged doors) tansu chest made of kiri (paulownia) wood. The top portion of the chest opens to reveal a compartment with a single shelf. The bottom portion has two exterior drawers. Elaborate iron hardware is like that of a larger kannon biraki chest and includes heavy hinges and cross bracing on the doors with an ivy leaf mon (crest).

Edo Period (early 1800's)

Dimensions: 16 1/4" high x 19 1/4" wide x 10" deep.
item #1369173
Rooftop and Birds Print by Tanaka Ryohei, etching and aquatint, 1994
A framed etching and aquatint print by Tanaka Ryohei. Scene of a thatched rooftop with a large flock of birds flying and trees branching out from behind the house. Signed in pencil and numbered 19/120. Dated 1994.

Framed: 22.75" high x 26.25" wide

Size of artwork: 13.5" high x 17" wide
item #1369106
"Snow and Thatched Roof" by Tanaka Ryohei, etching and aquatint, 1993
"Snow and Thatched Roof" framed etching and aquatint print by Tanaka Ryohei. Scene of heavy snowfall against a thatched rooftop blanketed by trees. Signed in pencil and numbered 113/120. Dated 1993.

Framed: 28.5" high x 26.75" wide

Size of artwork: 15.5" high x 15" wide
item #1369095
Barn and House, Tanaka Ryohei, etching and aquatint, 1993
"Barn and House" framed etching and aquatint print by Tanaka Ryohei. The Japanese artist is best known for his intricate prints of rural Japan. This print is most striking in it's simplified, dramatic composition. The roofs are pictured from the side against the black sky. Signed in pencil and numbered 60 of 120. Dated 1993.

Framed: 24" high x 29" wide

Size of artwork: 18" high x 14" wide
item #1369059
Rare Japanese Edo Keyaki Chobako
A rare and unusual Japanese cho bako ("cho" meaning small and "bako" meaning box). Made of Keyaki (elm) hardwood with its original lacquer finish. The upper region of the piece holds a pair of narrow sliding door panels, with a center locking pin to hold them securely shut, and vertical slats of branches. The middle region of the chest holds a large drawer, its corner hardware in motifs of raised seed pods, and its largest central lock plate a raised motif of flowers and leaves; The kakute... Click for details
item #1369049
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Antique Japanese Isho Tansu
Antique Japanese single section isho tansu (clothing chest of drawers). Made with Kiri (paulownia) and Sugi (cedar) woods with original finish. The chest holds 5 long drawers and 3 smaller side drawers, with hirute drawer pulls and rectangular iron locks.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 44.5" L x 16.75" D x 30.25" H
item #1368647
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