Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese small choba tansu (merchant's chest) made with Hinoki (cedar) and Sugi (cypress) hardwoods, in original honey tone finish. Gorgeous condition. The piece features 7 exterior drawers and 2 interior drawers, behind a small corner safe door, all with rounded warabite style iron pulls, and most of which feature rounded lock plates. Two sliding panels in the center of the piece open to reveal a roomy storage compartment. The panels feature decorative lingzhi motif hardware.... Click for details
item #1362871
Antique Japanese Half Section Mizuya
Antique Japanese half section Mizuya. Made with a Hinoki (cedar) wood frame, with Sugi (cypress) sides, and Keyaki (elm) front panels in a dark reddish contrast to the lighter body. This piece will yield plenty of storage space for various articles. The left side of the chest holds two long, open compartments behind four sliding top panels and two panels below, with pierced floral motifs and chrysanthemum pulls. Three medium drawers sit at the bottom. The right side of the piece features a... Click for details
item #1362867
Antique Japanese Small Kiri Personal Tansu
A small, charming Kiri (paulownia wood) tansu for the storage of personal items. With five drawers opened by warabite style pulls, plus an upper shelved compartment behind two sliding panels with locking pin. Original condition and finish.

Taisho period (1912-1925)

Dimensions : 23.75" L x 11.75" D x 18.5" H
item #1362738
Antique Japanese Carving of a Figure with Axe
Unusual Japanese wood carving of a figure, appearing to be a foreign man, who wields an axe head. The figure is seated, kneeling upon a jagged throne. The patina of the carving shows remnants of old lacquer.

Dimensions: 7.5" L x 5.5" D x 11" H
item #1362482
Antique Japanese Small Blue and White Water Dropper
Japanese small porcelain blue and white water dropper, of a rectangular form with four very short legs. The top of the piece features lingzhi, lotus, and tight scrolling motifs with floral medallions over waves on its sides.

Dimensions: 2.25" L x 1.75" D x .75" H
item #1362471
Antique Japanese Two Panel Screen of Swimming Carp
Antique Japanese large 2-panel screen, depicting two large paintings of swimming carp and reeds in sumi ink. Gold leaf and silk borders each panel.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 74" L x 68.5" H
item #1362466
Antique Japanese Two Panel Calligraphy Screen
Unusual Japanese 2-panel calligraphy screen with highly stylized brushstrokes, bordered with silver leaf and silk. The left character reads "Gi" (or Righteousness); On the right reads "Dao" (the path or way). The inscriptions appear to mean "Righteousness must always be pursued".

Signature of a monk or a priest in his late 70s named Kakuan, appearing to date Spring 1851 with a description of the studio in which the painting was made. It is also written that Kakuan was overcome by... Click for details
item #1362459
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Japanese Antique Gilt Copper Temple Lantern
Antique Japanese Buddhist Temple lantern made of gilt copper with a wooden interior armature and iron handle. This six sided lantern is decorated all over with ornate pierced karakusa, scrolling arabesque filigree. Both top and bottom of the lantern have six trapezoidal friezes, each with a three dimensional medallion in it's center depicting alternating crests of blossoms and Buddhist symbols. The interior is lined with it's original paper.

Meiji Period... Click for details
item #1362426
Japanese Tall Ikebana Basket
Japanese antique tall ikebana basket, made of split bamboo. This basket has an elongated square body separated into two different treatments. The upper portion of the basket is woven in a diagonal criss cross pattern while the bottom is woven with straight vertical pieces. The handle is made of twisted wisteria branch sections. The front of the basket is also decorated with a branch of gnarled wisteria.

Taisho Period (1912-1926)

Dimensions: 24 1/2" high x 6 1/2" wide... Click for details
item #1362392
Antique Japanese Signed Ikebana Basket
Antique Japanese ikebana (flower arranging) basket, very finely hand-woven with thin strips of bamboo. Its form is narrow towards the mouth of the basket and flutes slightly towards the squared base, with four knot-woven feet, and the frame of the basket is reinforced with thicker bamboo sections, secured with tight coils. The handle is formed by natural Wisteria burl root. With hand inscribed signature on the base.

Dimensions : 9" x 7" x 19.75" H
item #1362391
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