Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Rare Japanese Fune Tansu (Captions Chest)
Rare Japanese fune ko tansu known as a Ship Captain's vault chest. Made with beautiful original thick Hinoki (Japanese cedar) wood, with triangular mortis and tenon joinery. The corners and drawers are accented by attractive ash color iron plating. The inside of the chest holds a unique array of seven drawers in natural finish, with hirute type drawer pulls and all but three with additional locks.
An old Japanese label remains on the second drawer down. This tansu also holds a fun secret... Click for details
item #1358877
$5,000.00
Stunning Japanese Small Geta Bako "An Artist Tansu"
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An antique, entirely custom hand-painted Japanese geta bako, or shoe tansu. Made of Hinoki (cedar) and Sugi (cypress) woods, with burl front panels.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions : 28.5" L x 12" D x 34.5" H

A write up from the artists :
The Trompe L’oeil Tansu
Each tansu we create has its own unique theme. They have included:

“A Collection of Blue and White China”
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item #1358846
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Incredible Japanese hand painted "Hare Apparent Tansu"
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An antique, entirely custom hand-painted Japanese three section kimono tansu. Made of Kiri (paulownia) wood.

Taisho period (1912-1925)

Dimensions : 36" L x 17" D x 61"H

A write up from the artists :
The Trompe L’oeil Tansu
Each tansu we create has its own unique theme. They have included:

“A Collection of Blue and White China”
“An Orchid Aficianado’s... Click for details
item #1358845
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Incredible Japanese Tansu: "Orchid Collector’s Tansu"
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An antique, entirely custom hand-painted Japanese three section kimono tansu. Made of Kiri (paulownia) wood.

Taisho period (1912-1925)

Dimensions : 37" L x 16.5" D x v 61" H

A write up from the artists :
The Trompe L’oeil Tansu
Each tansu we create has its own unique theme. They have included:

“A Collection of Blue and White China”
“An Orchid Aficianado’s... Click for details
item #1358844
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Antique Set of Betel Nut Cutters
An antique set of four Indonesian betel nut cutters. Three of the smaller cutters are made with mixed metals and iron; One with the head of a goose, one with the head of a serpent, and one shaped as a peacock. The largest of the set is hand-carved into a playful dog.

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. Sometimes tobacco and slaked lime would be... Click for details
item #1358815
$500.00
Antique Chinese Jade Archer's Ring
Antique Chinese jade archer's ring. The edges are hand-carved with the image of a chimera over a crosshatch ground.

Dimensions: 1.25" x 1.25"
item #1358813
$350.00
Antique Chinese Porcelain Narcissus Bowl
Antique Chinese porcelain bowl, of an oval form with ribbed sides and a famille rose color palette. The yellow sides are incised with various Chinese inscriptions in blue glaze while several key characters are glazed in red. The foot is tall and deeply recessed with a red seal of Daoguang (1821-1850). The bowl is placed within a dramatic metal display of a fleur de lys design, raising it on narcissus style legs.

Size: (including stand) 12.5" L x 8.5" D x 6"H
item #1358807
$9,000.00
Antique Japanese Kiri Ko Tansu
Antique Japanese ko tansu (small personal chest) made entirely of Kiri (Paulownia) wood, with brasstone metal handles, corner hardware, and round locks, nearly matching the original finish of the wood.

Size: 24" L x 12" D x 17.5" H
item #1358756
$675.00
Contemporary Korean Kitchen Cabinet
Contemporary Korean single section kitchen cabinet, made with bold elm wood (Keyaki in Japanese). This piece has an upper and lower set of sliding doors with attractive latticework over rice paper. The top and mid region have four small drawers across, with the very top middle drawers as hidden compartments. The bottom of the piece has two doors on hinges, and a middle lock to match the others.

Size: 37.75" L x 17.25" W x 65" H
item #1358754
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Antique Japanese Ashinaga Candlestick Holder
A charming candlestick figure of Ashinaga, a playful spirit in Japanese folklore with incredibly long legs. His counterpart, Tenaga, is the long-armed spirit who would ride on Ashinaga's shoulders and, working together, they would catch many fish from the ocean. Ashinaga is hand-carved with adorable features.

Size: 4.25" L x 3.5" D 16" H
item #1358748
$1,850.00
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