Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Chinese Daoist Wooden Plaque
A fascinating large wooden plaque known as qian. The qian is often seen in Daoist temples in the form of a collection of bamboo sticks placed in a bamboo cup and devotees will shake the cup to receive their fortune or oracle from the gods. The front of the panel contains an inscription stating this qian is of the formal troop of an army emanating their highest powers (or divine powers). the back of the piece also has an inscription which most of it is lost. Below the inscription are two Daoist... Click for details
item #1186136
Antique Burmese Red Lacquer Shaker Scoop
Beautiful antique red lacquer wooden Shaker scoop. Handle is beautifully Hand carved and with natural elements. Age: Early 20th century. Size: 14" length x 4.5" wide.
item #1186017
Antique Burmese Red Lacquer Bamboo Basket
Beautiful antique Burmese basket woven bamboo with red lacquer. Age: Early 20th century. Size: 12"diameter x 5" height.
item #1186011
Burmese Red and Black Lacquer Wood Offering Tray Kalat
Antique Burmese lacquerware offering tray or "Kalat" coated with red and black laquer used by families to carry offerings of food to the monastery. This beautiful piece is intensified by the vidid colors and high contrast. Stunning Original tray. Age: Early 20th century. Size: 19.125" top diameter x 8.5" height.
item #1185998
Philippines Wooden Large Bowl
Beautiful rustic large wooden bowl from Philippines. The wood has beautiful tones. Age: 20th Century. Size: 22" top diameter x 16" bottom diameter x 7.5" height x 1" thick.
item #1185898
Japanese Buddhist Keman
Japanese Buddhist devotional plaque made of bronze with design of lotus blossoms and braided cord tied in a bow. This keman would have hung in a temple as an offering for the Buddha. Age: Meiji Period (19th century). Size: 14.50" high x 10.25" wide.
item #1185741
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Short Letter by Xu Bei Hong
A fascinating letter composed by the noted Chinese artist, Xu Beihong (1895-1953). The letter is addressed to a Mr. Fu Wen and discusses about an exhibition and several works of art that Xu Beihong was expressing his congratulations to the person he was writing to. Letter signed by Xu Beihong. Age; 20th century. Size: Length 15.25" Height 12.25"
item #1185261
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Chinese Coromandel or Kuancai Screen
An elegant eight panel wooden folding screen with a view of a lakeside with people enjoying the ride on the boats. The edge of the screen is decorated with various auspicious motifs seen in Chinese art and design. Age: 19th/20th century. Size: Height: 86" Length 115"
item #1185238
Japanese Antique Keyaki Hibachi on Stand
A minimalist square hibachi utilizing fine Keyaki wood and the edge and side holders are fitted with a special Kurogaki or persimmon wood frame. Kurogaki wood is highly valued in Japanese woodcraft often seen made into writing boxes and tea utensils. The hibachi comes with a wooden legged frame and a cover to be used as a side table. Age: Taisho Period size: Length: 19.75" Width: 20.5" Height: 24"
item #1185040
Antique Korean Bandagi Chest
A rustic and simple Korean Bandagi chest made of elm wood. The exterior of the chest contains decorative iron fittings and handles. The interior of the chest contains three small drawers on the top area of the interior and a large space below to store a blanket. Age: 19th century. Size: Length 31.25' x Width 15.25" x Height 23"
item #1185016
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