Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Ranma (transom)
Antique Japanese wood ranma (transom) with a black lacquer frame. The center panel is carved with a landscape scene of a bride with pine trees and rock formations.

Dimensions: 73" L x 1" D x 13 1/2" Height
item #1394432
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Japanese Antique Single Section Mizuya
Antique Japanese single section mizuya (kitchen tansu) made of sugi (crytomeria) wood and finished a light natural color. The large single compartment is opened by two sliding panels with details made of keyaki wood and rounded horizontal rounded slatsof sugi wood.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 33" high x 71 1/4" wide x 19 1/4" deep.
item #1394417
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Korean Personal Single Section Cabinet
Antique Korean single section cabinet made with elm wood and hardwood burl panels. Hardware is made of brass. Beautiful rich patina. The upper portion has four small drawers in a horizontal row along the very top. The body of the chest is mostly made up of two large compartments opened by hinged doors.

19th century

Dimensions: 46 3/4" high x 43" widest (40 3/4" wide in middle) x 21" deepest (20" deep in middle)
item #1394414
$950.00
Antique Japanese Ranma (transom)
Antique Japanese wood ranma (transom) with a black lacquer frame. The center panel is carved with a crane flying through pine trees. The crane, as well as the pine, are both symbols of a long and healthy life.

Dimensions: 73" L x 1" D x 14 3/4" Height
item #1394413
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Antique Chinese Hardwood Cabinet
Chinese hardwood cabinet made with Jumu (elm) or "chicken wing" wood and brass pulls and mounts. The double front doors showcase the dramatic natural grain. Behind each set of doors are a red lacquered interior with single shelving. The mid section of the cabinet holds two drawers that open with auspicious lucky bat handles.

19th century

Dimensions: 24" L x 15" D x 70" H
item #1394373
$3,000.00
Japanese Antique Keyaki Wood Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese choba tansu made of keyaki (elm) wood. The top portion has two small drawers. The middle portion has a compartment opened by sliding panels with horizontal slats. The slats are made of quarter sawn keyaki wood which dramatically accents the striped quality of the wood grain. Below this is a single large drawer. The hardware is made of iron and includes round lock plates.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 31" high x 24" wide x 14 3/4" deep.
item #1394372
$2,950.00
Japaese Antique Hand Scroll Painting, Legends of Mount Shigi
Antique Japanese hand scroll painting of Legends of Mount Shigi based on a painting called Shigisan-engi. The long narrative scroll depicts miracles revolving around a monk named Myoren who lived on Mount Shigi. According to the legends, Myoren was drawn to Mount Shigi by a Buddha statue. He built a shrine there and, that winter, he survived on rice provided to him by his roving rice bowl. This rice bowl would go down to the storehouse of a rich farmer every day, fill it's self up and... Click for details
item #1394362
$950.00
Japanese Antique Red Lacquer Trunk
Antique Japanese red lacquer trunk. Hardware is made of copper and ornately incised. Papered on the inside.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 14" high x 24" wide x 16 1/4" deep.
item #1394283
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Japanese Antique Single Section Isho Tansu
Antique Japanese single section isho tansu (clothing chest) made of kiri (paulownia) wood. Iron hardware includes warabite shaped drawer pulls and round lock plates. There are two large exterior drawers. In the bottom right hand corner is a safe box with hinged door and two small interior drawers.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 20" high x 37" wide x 16 1/4" deep.
item #1394275
$795.00
Rare Japanese Nigata Keyaki Burl Isho Tansu
Incredible Japanese 2 section isho tansu (clothing chest) constructed of Keyaki (elm) wood, with natural Keyaki quartered sawn burl front drawers. With hand forged iron handles and plates. Stunning clear lacquer original finish, overall in very good condition.

Early Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 35"L x 16 1/2" D x 50" Height
item #1394270
$9,500.00
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