Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Chinese Large Elm Wood Cabinet
Chinese large jumu (elm) wood cabinet with natural light finish. The interior is outfitted with shelves for a TV and components. Doors on wooden dowels pocket in for a nice clean appearance. Sliding panels in the back interior allow for cords. Four interior drawers are perfect for storing CDs and DVDs. There are another two drawers on the lower exterior.

Dimensions: 69 3/4" high x 43" wide x 25 3/4" deep.
item #1381397
Chinese Antique Red Lacquer Cabinet
Antique Chinese low cabinet. The upper portion has two drawers over a compartment opened by two cabinet doors. The doors swing on wooden dowel hinges which seat into small decorative carved peony flowers. The interior of the cabinet has one shelf. The front is finished with a rich red lacquer while the sides and top are a dark, distressed reddish brown lacquer finish.

19th century

Dimensions: 33 1/4" high x 31 3/4" wide x 19 1/2" deep.
item #1381390
Chinese Antique Apothecary Chest with Display Shelf
Antique Chinese apothecary chest. Upper portion has an open display shelf with pierced carved dragons on the sides and a medallion on the back depicting a bird on a blossoming tree branch. The middle portion has 19 drawers, all the same size with the exception of one wider drawer toward the bottom. Each drawer is divided into three sections for storage of medicines and herbs. There is a hidden storage area accessed by openings beneath the bottom drawers. Made of jumu (elm) wood and... Click for details
item #1381370
Tibetan Dzi Bead
The mystical Dzi beads are implements of ancient Tibetan and other Asian cultures for several hundreds of thousands of years. Dzi beads are believed to hold magical properties bringing prosperity and protection to whomever wore these beads. They are also thought to hold medicinal properties, and so can be characterized by the "dig marks" left over the surface of the bead, where a small portion has been scraped away to be ingested. The Dzi bead has patterns of 9 white "heavenly eyes", considered... Click for details
item #1381299
Antique Korean Bedside Chest
A Korean hardwood bedside chest made with elm hardwood front doors, decorated by brass plate hinges, a central flower blossom medallion, and brass bat shaped handles. The interior of the chest holds six drawers with brass pulls and dramatic elm wood front panels.

Dates from 1950. Dimensions: 25 1/2" x 15 1/2" x 26" H
item #1381094
Unusual Japanese Choba Tansu
An unusual vintage Japanese Choa tansu with Keyaki burl front hardwood panels. The chest is decorated with highly ornate floral motifs and filigree seen through the iron plating and hardware. Each drawer and compartment has a black lacquered interior. The tansu has side handles for transport. dates from Showa c1950

Dimensions: 21 1/2" x 13" x 31" H
item #1381073
Antique Japanese Ikebana Basket
Japanese ikebana (flower arrangement) basket, hand-woven of bamboo and Wisteria branches. Of a rounded body with a small slightly raised foot.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 10 1/2" x 15" H
item #1381054
Antique Japanese Ikebana Basket
Unusual Japanese ikebana basket. This gourd form basket is constructed with hand-woven bamboo and Wisteria branch feet and exterior body.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 23" L x 11" W x 18" H
item #1381016
Japanese Scroll Painting by Kano Tanyu
Antique Japanese scrol painting of a landscape with boat. The water is very still and the moon is high over a mountain in the distance. A flock of geese swoops down from the sky on the right. On the far left, an outcropping of rocks partially obscures some rural houses. A willow tree drapes itself outward over the water. With signed tomobako. Signed Tan'yu and with the seal of his given name Moninobu. Certified by Eitoku, his grandfather. Kano Tan'yu (1602-1674) was one of the foremost... Click for details
item #1381013
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Antique Chinese Beauty Fan Painting
Chinese fan painting of a beautiful maiden, admiring rows of chrysanthemum flowers with a bamboo grove background. With bamboo and black lacquer handle and frame. The front scene is painted on silk with gold fleck on silk backing.

19th Century

Dimensions: 15 3/4" x 10 1/2" (end to end) 9 3/4" x 9 3/4" (painting only)
item #1381012
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