Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Woodblock Print Titled "Combing Hair" by Torii Kotondo
Japanese Woodblock print from artist Torii Kotondo (1900-1976). Print displays beautiful japanese woman combing her hair. Wearing a grey silk kimono with pink and darkened green floral details.The woman has lovely blush colored lips with shining raven hair. Print contrasted with blue toned graduated back ground. From the bijinga "12 Beauty" series. Contains signature and seals. Shown close up with detail images.

Circa 1929

Dimensions: 19" H x 13" W ... Click for details
item #1366389
Japanese 6-Panel Byobu (Folding Screen Painting) w Moon & Wheat Field
Japanese 6-Panel byobu folding screen, with painting of a flowering wheat field under the full moon. The screen's paper hinges are done in gold gofun paper. Excellent condition, very presentable well suited for the times. The screen bears elements related to the Shijo School, hand-signed signature, with two red chops, attributed to Shiokawa Bunrin (1808-1877).

Taisho Period (Early 20th Century)

Dimensions: 150" L x 68" H
item #1366150
Antique Chinese Buffet Cabinet
Antique Chinese hardwood buffet cabinet, with two sets of front swinging doors, each with round lock plates and hinges. The interior of each side holds a single middle shelf, with two small drawers below.

Republic Period

Dimensions: 69” L x 18” D x 34” H
item #1365901
Japanese 6 Panel Byobu (folding screen Painting Mount Fuji / Harbor
Full 6 panel Japanese screen painting of a sweeping landscape with mountains, low hills and a lake with Mt Fuji rising in the background. Around the edges of the lake are clustered tiny houses. Painted in light mineral colors and ink on paper with gold flecks.

Taisho Period (early 20th century)

Dimensions: 68 1/2" high x 142 1/2" long
item #1365786
Japanese Antique Pair of Abumi (Stirrups)
Antique Japanese pair of abumi (samurai stirrups for horse riding). Made of iron and lacquered black with red lacquer foot. Each abumi is decorated with designs of kiri blossoms in gold lacquer. The buckle of each stirrup has an intricate pierced design and mon in gold lacquer. (Mounted on matching stands made of metal with wooden bases.)

Edo Period (early 1800's)

Dimensions: 16 3/4" high (10 3/4" high without stand) x 12" long x 5 1/2" wide.
item #1365778
Antique Japanese Ikebana Basket
Antique Japanese ikebana basket, for display of flower arrangements. The piece is all hand-woven with bamboo with a wide rounded mouth, and squared base. The handle is made with braided thin sections of bamboo, secured at the sides with knots. The basket interior holds a striped bamboo vase.

Dimensions: 8" x 17.5" H
item #1365769
Antique Japanese Keyaki Zenibako
Antique Japanese small zenibako (money box). The box is comprised of Keyaki (elm) wood. The zenibako top opens by its iron handle and lock pin, with an iron slot beside the lid. The front of the box holds three small drawers, opened by small kan (ring) pulls. The top left drawer aligns with the slotted top to collect money offerings. When pulled out, this drawer has been labelled with kanji.

Dimensions: 7" W x 11.5" D x 7.75" H
item #1365766
Japanese Antique Kannon Biraki Choba Tansu
Japanese antique choba tansu (merchant's chest) with kannon-biraki cabinet doors (opening outward on hinges). The doors open to reveal one interior shelf. These door panels as well as the safe box door are both removable. (The hinge pins are built into the door side of the lock and slot into the hinges on the tansu frame.) There are 6 drawers of various sizes. The safe box on the lower right hand side has two additional small interior drawers. The tansu is made all of kiri (paulownia)... Click for details
item #1365729
Antique Japanese 2-Section Sugi Tansu
Antique Japanese 2-section Sugi (cedar) wood "isho tansu" or clothing chest. With a small lockbox built into the bottom section, holding two small drawers inside. Original condition.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 36.75" L x 16.5" D x 40" H
item #1365718
Japanese Antique Soroban (Merchant's Abacus)
Antique Japanese soroban (abacus). Used by merchants, this large sized abacus has eyelets for hanging. It has 21 rows of wooden beads with 5 beads in each column (105 beads total). The beads are fitted onto wooden dowels. Behind each dowel is a boar's hair bristle which holds each bead in position when it's pushed upward even while the soroban is hanging sideways.

Showa Period (early-mid 20th century)

Dimensions: 43" wide x 12" high x 2 1/4 deep.
item #1365717
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