Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Original Japanese Antique Small Keyaki Choba Tansu
Original Small Antique Japanese choba dansu (merchant's chest) with locking bar and locking safe box. Made with keyaki (elm) hardwood with beautiful original grain on front, reddish orange translucent lacquer on front. Top and sides as well as the frame on the front are all lacquered black. Safe box has 2 small interior drawers also of keyaki wood, iron hardware including square shaped drawer pulls. comes with original key. Edo Period (Circa 1940's). Wonderful Original Condition and... Click for details
item #888853
Japanese Antique Keyaki (Elm) Wood Mizuya Tansu
Dramatic antique Japanese 2-section mizuya tansu (kitchen chest), made of beautifully grained keyaki (elm) wood, top section has sliding panels that open to one large compartment with one shelf, an opening door on the upper right has a very unusual wooden handle and also opens to a compartment with one self, below that are three small drawers of different sizes, along the middle of the piece are 4 larger drawers with iron warabite shaped drawer pulls, the bottom section is one large... Click for details
item #888123
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Japanese Keyaki Fune Tansu (Ship Safe) with Double Lock
Japanese antique fune bako (merchant's safe), made all of keyaki (elm) wood, very heavy quartered sawn slab of keyaki wood. The door opens to 3 interior drawers also with keyaki wood fronts (interior of each drawer made with kiri (paulownia) wood, wooden bracing on the bottom, heavy iron hardware including double locks on the outer doors and each of the three interior drawers has a large lock as well, two handles on top of safe, 2 iron reinforced holes at the bottom of each side to allow... Click for details
item #885832
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Japanese Deco Period Lacquer Box with Hibiscus Flower
Japanese rectangular suzuribako, lidded lacquer box with artfully and beautifully done with a dramatic design of blooming red hibiscus and its leaves, lacquer is raised and colors appear in layers, a most unusual and lovely technique, Taisho Period, signed and sealed tomobako: Setaro Imai, born Meiji 26 (1894). Size: 12 1/4" long x 11" wide x 2" high
item #885808
Japanese Antique Black and Gold Lacquer Letter Box
Beautiful antique Japanese fubako (letterbox), black lacquer ground with roses in raised gold and silver, lidded box , interior with clouds of dense nishiji, tiny squares of gold, Meiji Period (1868-1912). Size: 23" long x 6 3/4" wide x 4 1/2" high
item #885450
Korean Antique Head Side Chest with Inlay
Korean antique 2-section personal head side chest, extensive chased brass (silver color) hardware, lovely mother of pearl inlay of birds and flowers, 4 small drawers across the top, bottom section has one large drawer, opening cabinet doors in the middle lead to one large compartment, dark color finish, nice wood grain, Chosun Dynasty (circa 1900). Size: 42 3/4" high x 38" wide x 17.5" deep (top flange 18.5" deep)
item #883105
Japanese Okame Noh Mask, Edo Period
Antique Japanese Noh mask of the character Okame, a young moon faced woman, pleasant rounded features and smile with blackened teeth, very beautifully worn lacquered and painted kiri wood, remnants of old mouth piece on back, Edo Period. Size: 8" high
item #882673
Japanese Okina, Old Man Noh Mask
Antique Japanese Noh performer's mask, carved, lacquered and painted, wrinkled features beautifully rendered and sensitively painted, good patina, white beard and eyebrows, mouth grip, worn circular chop on back: "_____munae", Edo Period (early 19th century). Size: 6" high x 4 3/4" wide
item #882196
Japanese Edo Period Armor Box
Japanese Edo Period Samurai's Armor Box, with iron fittings, mon on top lid cover and kanji writing on side. For transport with iron rings for tie-downs. All-kiri wood, wear and losses. Dimensions: 21" Deep 18" Wide 26" High.
item #881812
Japanese Large Temple Dedication Plaque
Japanese Temple Dedication Plaque carved of hinoki wood with carved and lacquered characters, details of swirling carved clouds, middle with carved characters lacquered in gold, Taisho Period (early 20th century). Size: 122" long x 20"high x 1 3/4" deep.
item #880704
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