Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Black Lacquer Box with Makie
Antique Japanese black lacquer box, with makie (sprinkled gold powder) designs on its top and sides. The lid shows an open book with images of bamboo and flying sparrows and a scroll with raised images of leaves and foliage, and its sides have other auspicious maki-e elements such as butterflies and flowers. The underside of the lid and lining of its two small front drawers are decorated with an orange/bronze toned nashiji.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 7.5" height, 12"... Click for details
item #1276938
Antique Japanese Keyaki Choba Tansu
Fantastic Japanese choba tansu, or merchant's chest, made from keyaki wood with a gorgeous original semi-matte red finish. It has many drawers for storage with simple iron hardware of a squared form (besides the handles, whose shape is called 'warabite') and two sets of sliding door panels with a middle lock. Meiji period circa 1900 Size:40.5" height, 36" width, 17" depth
item #1276560
Antique Japanese Two-Section Hinoki Tansu
Antique Japanese two-section Cho-ba tansu (merchants chest) made from hinoki (cypress) wood. Its top section has two large sliding panels with beautiful molded handles and three small drawers. The bottom section have multiple drawers, some with brass keyholes that have been etched with attractive designs, and two more sets of sliding panels. The bottom, slatted panels hide a secret compartment with a small storage drawer. Early 20th century-Taisho Period Size: 60" height, 35.5" width, 14.75"... Click for details
item #1276554
Antique Japanese Pair of 2-Section Tansu
A set of two Japanese antique tansu comprised of two sections, with attractive burl wood sliding panels, kiri wood fronts with iron mokko ("melon") handles and round lockplates. One of the tansu has a bottom lockbox with two drawers concealed inside, from the Kansai area of Japan. Meiji period (1868-1912) Size of Each: 63" height, 35.5" width, 16" depth
item #1276541
Antique Japanese Keyaki Zeni Bako
Antique Japanese zeni bako, or money box, made from keyaki (zelkova) wood with a very defined, textural woodgrain. It has a slot in its top for deposting money and a single front drawer with decorative lockplate. From the Fukushima region. Size: 6" height, 7.25" width, 12.5" length
item #1276442
Unusual Antique Japanese Double Door Keyaki Tansu
Unique and rare Antique Japanese Tansu opens up from middle by two doors, revealing three shelves and two large drawers at bottom. Beautiful iron hardware and lock. Made of 100% solid Keyaki wood, has a rich wood grain and patina. Original finish in wonderful condition. Edo Period (1603-1868) Dimensions: 30.5" Tall, 21.25" Wide, 16" Deep
item #1276434
Antique Indonesian Burl Wood
Antique Indonesian heavy piece of burl wood, with a large hole in its middle that may have been used as a mortar and pestle. The hole appears to have been worn through to the bottom over time. Size: 15" height, 24" width
item #1276429
Japanese School Desk with Inkwell
Charming Japanese school desk in a long bench style, with coat hangers on each side. The top of the desk has an inkwell and a dip for storing pens. The desk's surface has multiple carvings done by school children, such as an arrow through a heart containing a short love sentiment in kanji. Early Showa period (1926-1989) Size: 31" height, 43.25" length, 25" depth
item #1276402
Japanese Keyaki Wood Burl Tansu with Sliders
Antique Japanese tansu, made with beautiful all keyaki (elm) wood on the front including sliding panels and drawers of dramatic burl, iron hardware including round lock plates on drawers and warabite shaped drawer pulls, the top portion of the chest has a compartment covered by sliding panels, the lower portion of the chest has three drawers, Meiji Period. Size: 33 3/4" high x 34 1/2" wide x 19" deep.
item #1276311
Antique Chinese Hardwood Natural Stand/Stool
Antique Chinese hardwood heavy stand or stool. Solid wood with beautiful natural finish that allows the grain to show through. Unusual design, very sturdy. Dimensions: 13 1/2" High X 20 1/4" Wide
item #1276309
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