Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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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
Antique Tribal Naga Beaded Necklace
Antique tribal necklace of the Naga people, native to north east India /north west Burma, composed of multicolored beads of coral, glass, quartz, and brass bells.

19th/20th century

Size: 13" length
item #1353008
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
Unusual Japanese Two Section Choba Tansu
Unusual Japanese two-section choba tansu (merchant's chest), made with Kiri (paulownia) front hardwood, Sugi (cedar) sides, and two large Keyaki (elm) sliding door panels with a roomy, shelved interior space. Each drawer opens with hirute style iron handles and a simple squared lock. Its sides are reinforced with horizontal slats.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 47.5" L x 16" W x 64" H
item #1352935
Antique Japanese Two Section Mizuya
Antique Japanese two-section mizuya (kitchen tansu) in all original finish hardwood of Hinoki (cypress) frame, Sugi (cedar) sides and large front panels, and Keyaki (elm) front drawers. The upper section has four sliding Keyaki front panels above two large sliding doors with wire mesh and horizontal panels carved with lingzhi mushrooms, with four small drawers at the bottom. The lower section is comprised of two large doors opening to a roomy, shelved interior.

Meiji period (1868-1912)... Click for details
item #1352927
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Antique Japanese Unusual Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese unusual choba tansu (merchant's chest) with original red lacquer finish hardwood. A single long drawers runs along the top, with four small drawers along the righthand side, and two large, hinged doors on the left, with an interior storage area. Simplistic decorative iron plating of round locks, squared (kakute) handles, and scalloped corner hardware decorative the front and frame of the piece.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 32.75" L x 13.5" W x 26.5" H
item #1352919
Antique Chinese Pair of Hardwood Stands with Marble Inlay
Antique Chinese pair of hardwood two-tiered stands, with sides carved of scroll ends and floral motifs. Each tier is inlaid with natural marble. Original finish hardwood with attractive, natural grain.

Size: 12.5" L x 17.25" W x 33" H
item #1352853
Antique Japanese Keyaki Front Tansu
Unusual Japanese single section isho tansu (clothing chest), with dramatic Keyaki (elm) front drawers, opened by simplistic hirute style handle pulls and small, squared locks. Its bottom safe box opens to reveal three small drawers within, for the storage of smaller precious articles.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 42" L x 18" W x 42" H
item #1352606
Antique Japanese Sendai Tansu
A gorgeous Japanese isho tansu (clothing chest) from the Sendai region, with a red lacquer Sugi (cedar) frame and Keyaki (elm) front drawers in its original, rich honey finish. Each drawer opens with mokko (melon) style handles on lotus back plates, and is adorned with elaborate scrolling vine iron locks. The bottom safe box holds three red lacquer front drawers, and hides away a secret back compartment.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 46.5" L x 23.5" W x 34.5" H
item #1352603
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