Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Antique Single Section Mizuya (Kitchen Tansu)
Antique Japanese single section mizuya (kichten chest). Made of hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood with dark keyaki (elm) wood burl panels. The left side of the tansu has a compartment opened by sliding doors with vertical slats. The right portion of the chest has a smaller compartment opened by sliders with decorative cut outs and wire mesh. Below these compartments are 8 drawers of various sizes all with keyaki wood fronts and round iron drawer pulls.

Meiji Period... Click for details
item #1390297
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Rare Small Korean Stacking Chest with Butterfly Locks
Rare antique Korean small personal stacking chest (ich'ung nong) in two sections plus a stand. Made with multiple woods and brass hardware including butterfly shaped locks and hinges. Old paper on the inside.

19th / 20th Century

Dimensions: 35 3/4" high x 22" wide x 13" deep
item #1390292
18th Century Japanese Namban Gold Lacquer Samurai Armor
An original 18th century Japanese Namban armor with momonari type kabuto. The wisteria meadate and other occurrences of variations of the Fuji mon belongs to the Fujiwara Clans. The meadate matches that of the family crest seen on the armor. The black lacquered dou is textured with crushed oyster shell in fine detail. The armor is presented the original hitsu (armor box) with gold beautiful gold calligraphy on the sides. The suneate are mounted on custom museum mounts for proper display. ... Click for details
item #1390221
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Chinese Carved Fish Amethyst Snuff Bottle
A Chinese snuff bottle carved from amethyst into a carp fish leaping over waves. The stopper is carved from light green hardstone, possibly fluorite. Provenance: Collection of Howard Kaplan.

20th century Dimensions: 3 1/4" x 1 3/4" x 3/4"
item #1390220
Chinese Cobalt Blue Porcelain Snuff Bottle with Dragon and Phoenix
Antique Chinese molded porcelain snuff bottle with a deeply modeled design of a phoenix on ones side and a dragon on the other, both on a backdrop of swirling clouds. Glazed a dark cobalt blue. Coral lid. Provenance: Collection of "Jade Collector" Howard Kaplan.

19th Century

Dimensions: Bottle 3" high (including lid 3 3/8" high)
item #1390214
Chinese Carved Glass Basket Weave Pattern Snuff Bottle
Antique Chinese carved glass snuff bottle. Made of dark red translucent glass and carved with a highly raised woven basket texture. Provenance: Collection of Howard Kaplan.

19th Century

Dimensions: Bottle: 2 5/8" high (3 1/8" high including lid)
item #1390193
Chinese Carnelian Snuff Bottle with Birds and Flowers
Antique Chinese snuff bottle carved of carnelian with birds on blossoming branches. Matching carved carnelian lid. With custom carved wooden stand (later). Provenance: from the collection of Howard Kaplan.

Late 19th Century

Dimensions: Bottle: 2 3/8" high, on stand 2 3/4" high
item #1390183
Japanese Antique Keyaki Wood Kura Tansu, Edo Period
Antique Japanese kura tansu (warehouse storage chest). Made of keyaki (elm) wood with iron hardware. The top portion has a large compartment covered by sliding panels with vertical slats. The bottom portion has another compartment covered by sliding panels with horizontal and vertical slats. Heavy wooden braces for strength on sides and back of chest.

Late Edo Period (1644 - 1868)

Dimensions: 35 1/2" high x 35 3/4" wide x 19 3/4"deep.
item #1389871
Rare Edo Period Japanese Solid Keyaki Wood Karuma Tansu
A rare antique Japanese karuma tansu (wheeled chest) originally used for storage. Made out of keyaki (elm) wood with hand forged iron hardware in very good original condition. Large sliding panels open to reveal an open shelf on the right side with a hidden storage area under the shelf. The left hand side has an open shelf with 4 drawers tucked underneath. Symmetrical uniform wooden horizontal bracing on the sides and back of tansu. Gorgeous original finish and patina. Unusual to find one... Click for details
item #1389869
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Antique Persian Suzani Embroidered Textile
A large Persian textile "Suzani" which literally means "needlework". The cotton cloth is hand-embroidered with complex floral medallions and scrolling work with brightly colored silk thread. These traditional Suzani would be used for headscarves, ottoman covers, prayer mats, wall hangings, and many other uses.

First Quarter 20th century circa. 1920

Dimensions: 135" L x 81" H
item #1389799
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