Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Hardwood Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant's chest) made of kuri (chestnut) wood in warm brown lacquer finish. Each drawer face is decorated with elegant iron hardware accenting. The middle of the chest has two sliding doors with a center locking pin, with two more drawers and shelving within. Keys are included. Dates from late Edo period c1850. Size: 28" height, 30" width, 16.25" depth
item #1313099
Chinese Mountain Landscape Scroll Painting signed Zhao Tsungwu
Chinese landscape painting of a mountain pavilion nestled in among twisting pines, a river winds it's way through the rocks creating two waterfalls - one in the upper left of the composition and the other in the lower right below the pavilion, all done black ink on paper, signed Zhao Tsungwu, early to mid 20th century. Provenance: from the estate of the late actor James Coburn. Size of art only: 37 3/4" high x 19 1/4" wide.
item #1313098
Antique Vietnamese Celadon Ceramic Bowl
Antique Vietnamese bowl with goldenrod celadon crackle glaze. The outer rim has two sets of incised parallel lines. The inside center has five textured points in a star formation with thick pooled black glaze. The bottom half of the bowl has textured vertical striations with rich glaze pooling around the foot. Dates from Tran Dynasty 13th/14th century. From a private California collection. Size: 4" height, 6.5" width
item #1312844
Japanese Low Fire Ceramic Mask of Ebisu
Antique Japanese low-fire ceramic mask of Ebisu, one of the Seven Lucky Gods in Japanese folklore. Ebisu, the god of fishing and good fortune, is often depicted with the god Daikoku. This mask wears his usual joyful expression and is perfect for wall mounting. Meiji Period 1868-1912. Size: 14" height, 13.5" width
item #1312408
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
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