Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Chinese Bronze Censer
Antique Chinese tripod censer that comes with a tall, circular stand. The lid of the censer has a playful fu dog as a finial. The front and back of the censer features a cylindrical panel with flora and fauna upon a textured background, and the handles on each side appear as large fu dog faces. Late 19th century circa 1890. Size: 12.5" height, 14" width
item #1312403
Antique Chinese Set of 4 Porcelain Plaques
Antique Chinese set of four (4) porcelain plaques in hardwood frames. Each plaque has a short poem and is signed by the artist Cheng Yi Ting (1895-1948). Two adorable small birds appear on each plaque surrounded by lotuses. Size : 16.25" height, 9.25" width
item #1312338
Antique Chinese Rosewood Desk
Antique Chinese desk made from beautiful lacquered rosewood. Two drawers are in front with melon shaped handles, with carved spiraling designs in the bottom corners. The feet are also carve with spirals. Late 19th century. Size: 30" height, 32" length, 20" depth
item #1312311
A Pair of Large Chinese Ancestor Portraits
A pair of large antique ancestor portraits, painted in mineral colors and ink with gold ink details on paper. A noble pair, a wealthy husband and wife, ornately dressed and sitting on carved chairs. As is traditional in this type of portrait the faces are rendered with much attention to each persons natural features and executed with many tiny brush strokes. The natural effect contrasts with the the elaborately rich robes which are executed in a much flatter manner, the patterns of dragons... Click for details
item #1312218
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Rare Japanese Small Keyaki Tansu
Stunning solid keyaki Antique Japanese small ko tansu with two sliding doors main upper doors. Three drawers with hand forged iron locks. The original finish comes off as a rick medium - dark honey lacquer finish. Dramatic quartered sawn grain pattern seen thronghout the piece

Early Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)

Size: 24.5" height, 24" width, 12" depth
item #1312199
Antique Japanese Edo Age Tansu
Antique Japanese low tansu made with hinoki (cypress) wood with deep brown original finish. The front has two slatted sliding doors with crossing iron lock plating in the center. Behind each door is an identical set of interior drawers with locks for each one. Simple and very functional. Dates from the Edo Age 18th century. Size: 21" height, 42" length, 23.5" depth
item #1312193
Japanese Framed Woodblock Print by Saito
A lovely Japanese woodblock print by artist Saito Kiyoshi (1907-1997) titled "Tea House". Signature in corner with red artist's seal. Framed. Size: (entire frame) 24" height, 29.5" width (artwork only) 14.5" height, 20" width
item #1311744
Antique Japanese Woodblock Print by Kunichika
Antique Japanese framed woodblock print by artist Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900). Print is numbered 18 in the series "Genji 54 Scenes". Artist's signature and seal in corner, titled, with publisher's name and address. Meiji period circa 1884. Size: (entire frame) 21" height, 16.5" width (print only) 14" height, 9" width
item #1311729
Antique Chinese Burl Top Nesting Tables
Antique Chinese set of four hardwood nesting tables with central burl tops in a gorgeous deep red lacquer original finish. Provenance: S. I. Hayakawa, the renowned semanticist who defied striking student radicals at San Francisco State University in the late 1960s and subsequently was elected to the U.S. Senate. Size : 22" height, 22" width, 22" depth
item #1311727
Stunning Rare Japanese Tansu
Very unusual rare Japanese low tansu with a dark original lacquer finish, wonderful burl front drawers, hirute style handles, an unusual side locking box with many small brush drawers inside. Very charming and a true one of a Kind piece. Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) All original and exceptional quality. Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) Size: 29" height, 45" length, 17" depth
item #1311671
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