Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Antique 2-Section Gifu Choba Tansu
Japanese antique 2-section choba tansu from the Gifu area. This merchant's chest is made of hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood and has extensive horizontal wooden slats on the sides for support. The top portion of the chest has sliding panels with horizontal slats which match the sides and one full-width drawer. The larger bottom section also has sliders with horizontal slats and 5 drawers of various sizes. There is small safe box (with key) on the lower right hand side which opens to 2 small... Click for details
item #1353892
Japanese Keyaki Wood Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese choba tansu, merchant's storage chest. This front of this tansu is made all of keyaki (elm) wood with original translucent lacquer finish and dramatic grain. The top portion has 2 sliding panels. The middle portion of the chest has a pair of large sliding panels which open to a compartment with one shelf. The right hand side and bottom portion of the chest are made up of 7 drawers of various sizes and a compartment with a drop in door panel.

Taisho Period... Click for details
item #1353854
Antique Japanese Two Section Futon Tansu
Antique Japanese two section futon tansu. The upper section has double sliding burl wood panel doors which house a roomy storage interior. The bottom section is comprised of six burl front drawers with decorative cloud design locks.

item #1353799
Antique Japanese 2-Section Kiri Tansu
Antique Japanese 2-section Kiri (paulownia) wood isho tansu, or clothes chest. Classic design with warabite style iron handles and semi-circle locks. The bottom section features a safe box with two small drawers locked away within. Working key is included.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Size: 37" L x 16.5" W x 41" H
item #1353628
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Japanese Framed Woodblock Print by Joichi Hoshi
Japanese framed woodblock print by Joichi Hoshi (1913-1979), (1913-1979) "Moon and Tree", signed in pencil, circa 1978.

Size: 10" L x 12.5" H (entire frame) 5.25" L x 8" H (print only)
item #1353388
Antique Japanese Signed Tiger Okimono
A Japanese okimono of a tiger, fully carved out of Keyaki (elm) wood with fantastic detailing. The tiger sits hunched over with fixated eyes, fangs out, and tail wrapped tightly against its body. Signature on bottom reads : Chizan December, Meiji 18th year.

Size: 5.5" L x 6" W x 5.5" H
item #1353063
Antique Japanese Ranma (transom)
Antique Japanese hardwood ranma (transom) with a black lacquer frame, carved with scenic imagery of large temple lanterns, pine trees, stylized bridge, and an island village.

Size: 73.5" L x 1" D x 15" H
item #1353035
Antique Japanese Ranma (transom)
Antique Japanese hardwood ranma (transom) with a black lacquer frame, carved with scene of a bridge, surrounded by small islands with pine trees.

Size: 74" L x 1" D x 13.5" H
item #1353011
Antique Japanese Plum Branch Ranma (transom)
Antique Japanese hardwood ranma (transom), ornately carved with a descending plum tree (ume) branch, bearing flowers in bloom.

Size: 73.5" L x 1" D x 20.75" H
item #1353009
Japanese Meiji Period Keyaki Wood Sendai Isho Tansu
Japanese antique single section isho tansu (clothing chest) made with dramatic keyaki (elm) wood burl on the front and sugi (cryptomeria) frame. The tansu is has a beautiful translucent light color lacquer finish on the front. The sides and top are lacquered a more opaque deep reddish brown. Two small drawers line the top portion of the chest. Under this, are three large drawers. The right hand side of the chest has two more small drawers; one above and one below the safe box door. Inside... Click for details
item #1352982
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