Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Meiji Period Lacquer and Mixed Metal Inlaid Jewelry Box
Small Japanese antique jewelry box, decorated all over with scenes of tiny chrysanthemums made of gold and silver mixed metal inlay on a gold lacquer (kinji) ground. The tiny safe box door is hinged and opens to reveal a scene of a golden bird on a blossoming plum branch near a fence. This scene spans both the interior of the door and three tiny interior drawers. The blossoms are made of gold and silver lacquer and the ground is a lovely dense and fine nishiji (gold flecks). Each drawer is... Click for details
item #1365115
Antique Japanese Kiri Sword Tansu
Antique Japanese sword tansu, made with Kiri (paulownia) hardwood, all original finish. The piece holds two large drawers and two small corner drawers, accented with heavy iron handles, lock plates, and corner hardware. The sides of the piece feature long iron fittings for carrying.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 45.5" L x 15.5" D x 16" H
item #1365113
Antique Japanese Ikebana Basket
Antique Japanese ikebana basket, all hand-woven with sections of bamboo. The body is a cylindrical shape, narrowing towards the bottom four short feet. The handle is made with natural Wisteria branches. The interior holds two small wooden containers to hold beautiful arrangements of flowers.

Dimensions: 7" L x 6.5" D x 17.75" H
item #1365108
Antique Japanese Small Desk
A small Japanese hardwood desk, with gorgeous root burl top. Three drawers of varied size open in front with iron handles. The desk stands on two ornately carved feet with pierced sides. Beautiful original condition.

19th Century Edo Period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 48.75" L x 13.75" D x 11" H
item #1365042
Japanese Apothecary (medicine) Tansu
Japanese antique apothecary (medicine) chest for a merchant of herbs. Made of 100% hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood with 35 drawers of various sizes. Hand forged Iron hardware includes hirute and ring shaped drawer pulls. From the Kansai Area.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 28 1/2" high x 35 3/4" wide x 11 1/4" deep
item #1364955
Antique Japanese 1/2 Section Mizuya
Antique Japanese 1/2 section mizuya, made with Hinoki (cedar) and Sugi (cypress) hardwoods, original finish. The interior holds a single shelf behind its two front sliding panels, with horizontal slats.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 67.25" L x 17.5" D x 29.5" H
item #1364889
Rare Japanese Keyaki Zenibako (money box)
Antique Japanese zenibako, or money box, made of heavy Keyaki (elm) wood. The piece uses a funnel top lid for collecting temple offerings, secured with a very large iron front lock. Original condition. With mortis and tenon joinery.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 10.75" W x 17" D x 12.5" H
item #1364885
Stunning Original Antique Japanese Keyaki Burl Chobako
Unusual Japanese chobako (merchant's box), made with Keyaki (elm) hardwood, and natural Keyaki burl front panels, all original finish. This piece originates out of the Kanto region of Japan, as seen in the style of iron hardware that is used. Heavy in weight.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions : 34.25" L x 15" D x 18.5" H
item #1364738
Fine Japanese Woven Basketry Suiban for Ikebana
Japanese woven suiban. This low, shallow container is used for ikebana flower arranging. Rectangular in form, this suiban is raised on low feet. A grain or leaf-like design is woven into all sides and the corners have intricate knot work. An oval shaped metal container sits perfectly inside for holding water.

Taisho Period

Dimensions: 4 1/2" high x 19 1/2" long x 12" wide
item #1364695
Antique Pair of Korean Wooden Clogs (Namakshin)
A traditional pair of Korean hand-carved wood clogs, or Namakshin. This type of footwear was originally introduced to Korea by shipwrecked Dutch sailors during the mid 1600s. Similar to the Japanese geta, Namakshin have two stilts beneath each shoe, designed to protect one's feet from muddy, wet ground.

Chosun Period

Dimensions: 10.5" L x 3.25" W x 6.5" H
item #1364650
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