Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Large 2-section 19 Drawer Merchant's Tansu
Beautiful Japanese antique 2-section merchant's chest, made of hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood, copper hardware including warabite shaped drawer pulls and corner bracing on each drawer, top section as 4 sliding panels with rounded horizontal slats which cover a large compartment with a single shelf (removable), the bottom section has four rows of four medium sized drawers under which is a single row of 3 larger drawers (total of 19 drawers), Meiji Period (1868-19120. Size: 65 3/4" high x... Click for details
item #941559
Chinese Ancient Han Dynasty Glazed Ceramic Jar
Wonderful, large ancient Chinese ceramic jar, round shape, stands on three small feet, beautiful blue green glaze has become iridescent with time, dramatic drips , Han Dynasty (206 B.C. - A.D. 220). Size: 10" high x 12 1/2" wide.
item #938271
Japanese Antique Keyaki Burl Wood Step Tansu
Beautiful Japanese antique kaidan tansu (step tansu) made of dramatic keyaki (elm) wood burl, iron hardware with hirute shaped drawer pulls, in two sections, Edo Period, circa 1850s, (early 19th century). Size: 76 3/4" high x 71 1/2" wide x 27 1/2" deep.
item #934422
Japanese Bronze Mixed Metal Usubata
Japanese bronze usubata (container for ikebana flower arranging), with pair of Mandarin ducks with gold inlay, wonderful red patina pattern over all, in two pieces, Taisho Period (early 20th century). Size: 10" high x 12" wide
item #934400
Japanese Pair Gilt Brass Lotus Candlestands
Japanese vintage pair of lotus study candlestands with removable prickets, charmingly rendered. Height 19".
item #932636
Antique Chinese Porcelain Dragon & Clouds Kendi
Chinese Blue and white Dragon and Clouds Kendi, Ching dynasty, 18th century, 12.5" High, with crackle to glaze.
item #932629
Japanese Unusual and Rare Keyaki Karuma
Japanese antique karuma from the Noto Peninsula area, very unusual configuration: large drawer on top with chrysanthemum lock, 4 drawers with ring pulls and locking bar on left side of chest, to the right is an open compartment with sliders with vertical slats, below that is a medium size drawer, on the bottom left is another open compartment covered by sliders with horizontal slats, on the bottom right is a safe box with small interior drawers, comes with 2 keys, has a removable carved... Click for details
item #924542
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Japanese Charming Satsuma Fudog Censor with Child
Japanese antique Satsuma ware incensor in the form of a fudog with a child on top of a drum on his back, very charming, drum is painted with images of children, Meiji Period. Size: 5 3/4" high x 5" long.
item #924530
Antique Japanese Zushi Shrine Jizo Bodhisattva
Black lacquered double door zushi portable shrine opening to a well-carved and polychrome painted image of Jizo Bodhisattva, sitting in repose on a lotus throne, his hand holding a staff with sacred rings, framed by a gilt metal mandorla. Accompanied by two attendants in a rocky grotto setting. Size:14.5"W closed, 29"W open x 11.5" D x 20"H. Edo Period, circa pre 1850s.
item #923437
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Francis Frith Albumen Photograph in Egypt
Albumen Photograph of Egyptian Ruins of Doorways with Hieroglyphs, Frith originally etched on plate, size: 8.5"H x 6.5"W, good condition, matted and framed in gold leaf frame, overall dimensions: 27"H x 21"W. Photographed in 1857 on 2nd trip to Middle East. Print Date: 1857. One of the first to travel and photograph area. Reference: Egypt and the Holy Land by Richard Lunn.
item #920274
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