Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Korean 18th Century Low Scholar's Table
Antique Korean scholar's low table. Its top pair of panels are book matched of persimmon wood, with a boxwood frame. The inner compartment still shows traces of ink; The opposite compartment would hold brushes. The drawer has a wonderful persimmon cover that continues to the order of the low table. The low writing implement table has an inverted key fret leg and internal low shelf of boxwood.

18th century Chosun Dynasty

Size: 15.5” x 10.5” x 11.25”
item #1354740
Antique Korean Pair of Stone Guardian Statues
A fantastic pair of Chosun Dynasty Korean "grand father" guardian statues from Jeju Island. Made of local volcanic stone, dating back to the 19th century. These figures were traditionally placed in pairs and, according to legend, anyone who rubbed their noses would be blessed with fertility and the birth of a son.

Early 19th Century

Size: 11" L x 8" W x 26"H
item #1349534
Antique Korean Painted Horn Box
Antique Korean small jewelry box, with painted horn scenes of scholars, deer, cranes, peacocks, women at work in panels of red, green, pink, yellow, blue, and green pigments.

19th century

Size: 8.5" L x 6.5" W x 5" H
item #1347967
Rare Antique Korean Shagreen Stacking Cabinet (Ichung-Nong)
Rare Korean stacking chest, called an ichung-nong (two sections), covered in beautiful beige/green genuine shagreen (manta ray skin), antiqued brass hardware with butterfly locks, inlay of grey shagreen "double happiness" characters on either side of each set of doors, interior lined in old text pages. 19th century Chosun Period

Size: 23.5" L x 14" W x 36.5" H
item #1347389
Price on Request
Antique Korean Bandaji (blanket chest)
Antique Korean bandaji, or blanket chest, with a drop-down front covered in highly ornate white brass plating and hardware, incised with auspicious characters, lucky bat shaped handles, and interior lined with old paper, with two small drawers in the upper section. Key is included.

Yi Dynasty (circa 19th Century)

Size: 35.5" L x 17" W x 36.5" H
item #1347132
Antique Korean Burl Vanity Box
Antique Korean vanity box made with attractive burl hardwood, decorated in incised brass hardware of bats, double happiness signs, and floral motifs. The feet are carved with beast's faces. Turn of the century.

Size: 13.5" L x 8.5" D x 12.5" H
item #1344278
Antique Korean Framed Fish Painting
Antique Korean framed painting of a carp leaping out of the water, with a red setting sun in the background, and rolling wave motifs below. 19th century Chosun Period

Size: (entire frame) 35.75" H x 18.5" L x 1" W (artwork only) 20" H x 12" L
item #1342908
Korean Buddhist Religious Painting
A religious temple painting of a yellow buddha surrounded by 10 deity attendants. Seated atop a lotus throne, the buddha makes a gesture of reassurance, abbaya mudra, with his right hand, and a gesture of liberality with his left hand, varada mudra. There is an inset inscription on the left. Chosun Dynasty 17th/18th century. It measures 50" wide by 54" tall by 2.5" deep. Incense marks throughout. Previously featured in the 2008 Arts of Pacific Asia show.
item #1342904
Price on Request
Unusual Korean Chest with Persimmon Interior
A very unusual Korean chest with a complex network of geometric designs on its front, top, and sides, brass hardware incised with floral motifs, two front doors with large brass lock and working key, opening to a beautiful interior of persimmon laminate front drawers. The middle drawer opens with a special secret latch underneath it.

Size: 32.5" L x 13.25" W x 19.5" H
item #1342899
Sale Pending
Antique Korean Ginko wood Bandaji (blanket chest)
Beautiful Northern Korean bandaji (blanket storage chest) with highly ornate white brass fittings incised with birds and flowers and auspicious symbols. The white brass plated mounts are cladded onto the front of the chest hinged to allow operation of the drop leaf door. The chest has two handles on the side for mobility and two handles on the front to aid in operation of the door.

Yi Dynasty (circa 19th Century)

Size: 23 3/4" High x 37" Wide x 19 1/2" Deep
item #1341895
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