Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Unusual Japanese Single Section Tansu
Antique Japanese unusual personal storage tansu made of Sugi (cedar) wood, with three attractive Keyaki (elm) front drawers. The large sliding door panels open to a roomy interior, with asymmetrical shelving and several small drawers for the display and safe keeping of smaller objects of value.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 46.5" L x 15.25" W x 22.5" H Size:
item #1356042
Antique Chinese Pair of Hardwood Bamboo Style Stands
Antique Chinese pair of tall hardwood stands, carved to look like they are comprised of stalks of bamboo. The tops show their natural woodgrain beautifully through the dark finish. The underside panels and connecting unit between its legs are designed like reticulated bamboo.

Size: 12.25" L x 12.25" W x 34" H
item #1355975
Antique Japanese Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant's chest) made of Hinoki (cedar) and Sugi (cypress) hardwoods in a rich medium finish, of a classic design with large warabite style drawer pulls, simple iron corner and lock hardware, two sliding middle panels with interior storage compartment, and side lockbox with two small drawers inside.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 29.25" L x 14.5" W x 29.25" H
item #1355903
$2,600.00
Japanese Indigo Ikat Coat
Japanese indigo ikat cotton coat, with neutral color sakiori (rag woven) cotton collar, its edges reinforced with white sashiko stitching.

Size: 35.25" L x 36" H
item #1355479
$1,200.00
Antique Japanese Small Kiri Personal Tansu
Antique Japanese small personal tansu chest, made all from Kiri (paulownia) wood with natural finish and simplistic black iron hardware. The upper area has two sliding doors with lotus pedal handles and center lock, while the bottom section houses three small drawers and two large drawers below.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 37" L x 16.5" W x 20" H
item #1355412
$1,250.00
18th Century Tibetan Gilt Bronze Dakini
Antique Tibetan gilt bronze Dakini, with traces of silver, inlay of coral and turquoise. In her hands are a raised kappala (or skull cup) filled with the elixir of life, and a curved blade. She is dancing on top of corpses to show her rule over ignorance and ego. Her lotus pedestal is made of gilt copper.

The Dakini are wrathful female deities often shown nude with long, flowing hair and glowering expression. Their name means "sky dancer" in Sanskrit as they lead the deceased into... Click for details
item #1355406
$5,500.00
Antique Tibetan Gilt Bronze Yabyum Deities
Antique Tibetan gilt bronze Tibetan Buddhist deity figures, posed into a tantric Yabyum position. The male deity figure wears an elaborate crown with inlay of diamonds and pointed finial. He holds in his hands a vajra (meaning thunderbolt/diamond in Sanskrit), a ritualistic weapon in Buddhism, and a bell. These items represent dualism just as the yabyum. The figures are raised on a tall hardwood pedestal, custom-made for the piece.

Size: 2.25" W x 2.5" D x 4" H (6.5" H on pedestal)
item #1355393
$7,000.00
Antique Chinese Porcelain Cricket Cage
Antique Chinese porcelain cricket cage of a gourd form. Its lid has reticulated air vents, enamel peonies and Chinese characters and gilt edge details. The cage front has enamel scene of a young boy and girl having tea in a field of flowers, with an inscription on the backside. Red four character mark on base.

Size: 4.75" L x 2.75" W x 1.75" H
item #1355349
$125.00
Listed Price $275.00
Antique Indonesian Silver Betel Nut Box
Antique Sumatra / Indonesian sterling silver betel nut box. Its sides are decorated by impressions of flowers and vines, as well as the corners of the lid with top handle. There are four lidded compartments and one open compartment inside with patina from use and remnants of slaked lime. Embossed silver hallmark on bottom of box.

The practice of betel nut chewing is common in many parts of South Asia. Slices of the areca nut would be wrapped in betel leaves and chewed, giving a mild... Click for details
item #1355337
$650.00
Antique Indonesian Silver Betel Nut Box
Antique Sumatra / Indonesian sterling silver betel nut box, with incised scalloped edges and inlay of flowers, draping vine handles, raised on four small legs, original key included. The interior houses four compartments with a small oval box and two spoons, as well as a small container with white residue of slaked lime. The practice of betel nut chewing is common in many parts of South Asia. Slices of the areca nut would be wrapped in betel leaves and chewed, giving a mild stimulant effect.... Click for details
item #1355195
$450.00
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