Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Contemporary 3-Section Japanese Kaidon Step Tansu
Japanese contemporary Kaidon tansu, or step tansu, comprised of three sections. Made with Keyaki (elm) wood, this tansu will hold many precious things within its various size drawers and compartments. Each compartment opens from both sides, so this Kaidon can be facing either direction. Its doors feature vertical slats to create an interesting contrast of texture and design. The brass hardware adds subtle decoration such as lotus pod backplates with ring pulls and scrolling warabite handles.... Click for details
item #1358063
Contemporary Hardwood Table
Contemporary Japanese side table. Made with unusual, mixed hardwoods, creating a bold contrast of color and grains. Its tabletop is accented by lighter wood inlay "butterflies" to hold together the natural fissures of the wood. The second tier below is secured into each leg by mortise and tenon joinery.

Size: 59" L x 18.25" W x 31" H
item #1358007
Antique Japanese Two Section Kiri Tansu
Antique Japanese two section isho tansu (clothing chest), made with natural finish Kiri (paulownia) wood, all original. The hardware design is simplistic, with round locks on each drawer, matched with a set of original working keys. The handles are deeply recessed within foliate edge iron plates.

Taisho period (1912-1925)

Size: 37" L x 25" W x 41.5" H
item #1358002
Antique Korean Small Burl Front Vanity Box
A small Korean vanity box, with gorgeous natural burl front drawers, opened by brass handles. The top drawer has a charming drawer pull in the form of a turtle.

Size: 20" L x 9.5" W x 18"H
item #1357997
Antique Japanese Kiri Cha Tansu
A small Japanese cha tansu (tea display chest), made from Kiri (paulownia) wood, with original finish and accented with red pigment edges. The upper portion has edges incised by decorative shapes, and two tiered shelves for display of tea articles. The right side holds three drawers; The left holds five additional drawers within a pair of front opening doors, with brass Double Happiness handles.

Taisho period (1912-1925)

Size: 29.75" L x 14.25" W x 25" H
item #1357964
Antique Japanese Two Section Kiri Tansu
Antique Japanese two section isho tansu, made entirely of natural finish Kiri (paulownia) wood. The chest is accented by decorative, incised iron hardware, with motifs of auspicious flowers, clouds, and mushrooms. The bottom section has a safe box highly covered in attractive iron plating, housing two small drawers within.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 44.5" L x 18" W x 41.75" H
item #1357894
Chinese Glazed Yixing Teapot
A rather unusual glazed Chinese yixing tea pot. Traditionally, mixing tea posts are unglazed and this pot combines unglazed sections, such as the interior and the glazes that encompass the exterior side of the pot. The pot contains a seal on both the undersides of the lid and pot, of the maker attributing to Zhao Jingnan. Zhao Jingnan was a noted artist specializing in producing fixing and zhisha tea wares during the Qing Dynasty. It is thought that he was able to produce various objects using... Click for details
item #1357850
Antique Korean Small Cabinet
A small, charming Korean single section cabinet. Three drawers with persimmon panels line the top of the cabinet, with a set of double doors below, on decorative iron hinges incised with sand dollars, and a central filigree edged lock. Within are two small drawers and a large open compartment. The very bottom of the piece has a front drop down lid with roomy open storage inside. The edges of the piece feature iron braces with floral motif studs.

19th century

Size: 25" L... Click for details
item #1357667
Antique Chinese Hardwood Altar Table
Antique Chinese hardwood altar table, with attractive natural woodgrain with dark finish. Simplistic design of scrolling feet and side bracing between each leg. Early 20th century, circa 1930s.

Size: 72" L x 16" W x 28" H
item #1357650
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Antique Japanese Glass Door Cha Tansu
Antique Japanese cha tansu (tea display chest), with two glass sliding front doors bearing frosted panels, etched with cherry blossom trees. This area is perfect for the display of various tea articles. The tansu has gorgeous mulberry wood burl front panels with delicate hardware.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 26.75" L x 11.5" W x 44.75" H
item #1357607
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