Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Small Kiri Tansu from Niigata Prefecture
A small sized kiri or paulownia wood tansu with iron decorative fittings and locks surrounding the drawers and the sides of the tansu. The locks are decorated with motifs in the form of a plant and curved features for the side fittings. The bottom of all the drawers contain an inscription of which drawer goes where and the name of the previous owner. The top drawer, which has the most inscriptions, states that the tansu was acquired on November 23, 24th year of Meiji (1891) in the town of... Click for details
item #1171706
Japanese Cloisonne Vase by Gokou
Charming Japanese antique small cloisonne vase decorated with a scene of two koi swimming in a stream under blossoming wisteria, the flowers are done in purple, pink, yellow and white, the entire scene set on a turquoise blue ground, bottom contains an image of a bell (or suzu) with the name Gokou stamped onto the bottom, Meiji Period. Size: 7 1/2" high
item #1171598
Japanese Antique Sakiori Sodenashi Work Vest
Japanese sodenashi (work vest), made of indigo and other neutral colored sakiori (rag woven) cotton, edged with indigo cotton, beautifully worn, late 19th century. Size: 26" high x 21 1/2" wide
item #1171580
Large Japanese Antique Indigo Sakiori Hanten
Japanese indigo dyed sakiori hanten (work coat), woven with different hues of indigo blue, neck lined with black woven cotton, circa 1920. Size: 43 1/2" high x 49 1/2" wide
item #1171576
Japanese Antique Small Keyaki Tansu from Sakata Area
Beautiful Japanese antique small tansu with locking bar (bo), 3 drawers behind locking bar, locking bar has key and elaborate hardware with kiri mon, bottom drawer has large metal raised lock plate with crane, safe box in lower right hand corner with more metal hardware, two small interior safe drawers, front of keyaki (elm) wood, original finish, Meiji Period. Size: 24 3/4" high x 23 1/4" wide x 13" deep.
item #1171558
Japanese Antique Keyaki Wood Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant's chest) made of keyaki (elm) wood with original dark brown translucent lacquer finish, beautiful grain with some swirling burl used on sliding panels, two compartments with sliding panels, one compartment with drop in panel door, 6 drawers of various sizes, iron hardware with round lock plates on drawers and warabite shaped pulls, the smallest drawer has a handle shaped as a money bag, late Meiji Period. Size: 28 3/4" high x 24 1/2" wide x 14"... Click for details
item #1171353
Chinese Antique Carved Altar Cabinet
Antique Chinese beautifully carved altar cabinet, made of jumu wood, flanged top, the top portion has four drawers carved with flowers, the middle portion has two large compartments opened by four drawers on dowel hinges and carved with lions and flowers, the bottom portion has four drawers with no carving, late 19th century. Size: 37" high x 76 3/4" wide x 19 1/4" deep.
item #1171334
Pair of Hanging Apsaras or Kuyo Bosatsu
Pair of rare hanging apsaras, also known in Japanese as Kuyo Bosatsu or Hiten. The style of the face, the soft appearance of the hands, and the flowing robes are fine examples of the highest quality in Edo Period Buddhist sculpture. One apsara may have been holding an object to offer the Buddhas, while the other is carrying drumsticks and appears to be hitting the drum the apsara is carrying. The pair may have been part of a set long ago, but even so, it is rare to see this set. Age: Edo Period... Click for details
item #1171069
Chinese Hongmu Display Cabinet
Large Chinese hongmu cabinet with beautifully carved motifs of scrolling clouds and dragons on the panels of the cabinets, frames, and pillars. The back and sides are decorated in lacquer with images of literati figures set in a landscape setting. Age: 20th century. Size: Height: 76" Width: 14.25" Length: 36.75"
item #1170509
Chinese Republic Period Famile Rose Vase with Beauties
Antique Chinese enameled porcelain famile rose vase decorated all the way around with a charming scene of beautiful maidens in garden setting near a weeping willow tree and decorative rock formations beside a river, baluster shaped vase, red four character mark: Shao wen tang. Republic Period. Size: 17 3/4" high x 9" wide diameter.
item #1170204
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