Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Pair of Chinese 17th Century Huanghuali Official's Hat Arm Chairs
Antique pair of Chinese official's hat arm chairs, made of huanghuali wood with intricately woven rattan seats. Carved cusped edged apron. Dramatic grain.

Provenance: From the collection of the Santa Barbara Museum.

17th century

Dimensions: 44" high x 18 7/8" wide x 17" deep. Seat: 20 1/2" high.
item #1384062
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Antique Japanese Keyaki Hardwood Shelf
Japanese hardwood platform shelf for a tokonoma, a recessed art display area for a traditional tea ceremony room. Made with bold Keyaki (elm) hardwood with original dark lacquer finish. Original condition.

Dimensions: 54" L x 18" D x 9" H
item #1384058
Antique Japanese Half Section Mizuya
Japanese large half section Mizuya, or kitchen buffet tansu, constructed of Hinoki wood frame and Sugi wood panels. The large pair of sliding doors open to the spacious interior with two removable shelves straight across. The sides of the chest have horizontal bracing slats for reinforcement.

Dimensions: 69 1/4" x 19 1/2" x 35 1/2" H
item #1384057
Antique Chinese Porcelain Daoist Monk
Chinese porcelain figure of a seated Daoist monk. The monk's skin is left unglazed, his draping robes and seat with Sancai "three colors" of yellow, green, and dark purple underglazes. One of the figure's ears is pierced through for gas to escape during kiln firing.

18th/19th century

Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 4 1/4" x 11" H
item #1384013
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Antique Japanese Hirado Ware Porcelain Horse
A fine Japanese hirado porcelain okimono of a recumbent horse. The horse has a whimsical expression. Its eyes are left unglazed with blackened pupils, its unglazed teeth exposed in a wide grin, the corners of the mouth and nostrils pierced through. Touches of cobalt blue underglaze accent the hooves and snout of the horse. The base is impressed with maker's cartouche.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 8 1/2" L x 4" W x 6" H
item #1384009
Chinese Zitan Luohan Day Bed
Chinese antique luohan day bed, made of zitan hardwood with rattan seat. Arms and back carved in key fret motif. Wide arching legs.

19th c. Qing Dynasty

Dimensions: 30 3/4" high x 82" wide x 39" deep. Seat: 17 1/2" high x 76 1/4" wide x 35" deep.
item #1384005
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Antique Korean Lacquer Inlay Container
Korean round lacquered container with shell inlay motifs of scrolling vines and lotus petals. The lid is topped with a pointed finial, lifting away to the red lacquered interior. The base is black lacquer with inlay sides and delicate inlay along interior rim.

19th Century

Dimensions: 3 1/4" W x 2 1/4" H
item #1383998
Antique Chinese Crystal Mythical Qilin
A Chinese rock crystal carving of a mythical beast called a Qilin. Resembling a fu dog, the creature is a chimera mixed with a lion, a deer, a dragon, and sometimes other animals. The Qilin is said to appear with the arrival and the passing of a sage or high ruler.

19th Century

Dimensions: 4" L x 1 3/4" W x 4 1/2" H
item #1383995
Chinese Huanghuali Luohan Root Bed
A symbol of humility and modesty, a bed made for the scholar's hermitage aesthetics. Carved huanghuali wood in a naturalistic root form, constructed and joined together creating the enveloping roots and branches. The seat platform is of block wood fitted to mimic woven mats. These types of furniture are reminiscent of the Song dynasty. Scholars retreated into the mountains and relinquished materialism. The aesthetic is based on nature and moves away from lavish and precious gold, bronze, and... Click for details
item #1383951
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Exquisite Pair of Chinese Huanghuali Horseshoe Back Arm Chairs
Chinese pair of horseshoe back arm chairs, made of huanghuali wood. The back splat is carved with a chimera and the front apron is carved with a scrolling vine motif. Dramatic grain patterning and rattan seats.

19th century

Dimensions: 39 1/2" high x 27" wide x 25" deep. Seat is 20" high.
item #1383950
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