Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Chinese Antique Apothecary Chest with Display Shelf
Antique Chinese apothecary chest. Upper portion has an open display shelf with pierced carved dragons on the sides and a medallion on the back depicting a bird on a blossoming tree branch. The middle portion has 19 drawers, all the same size with the exception of one wider drawer toward the bottom. Each drawer is divided into three sections for storage of medicines and herbs. There is a hidden storage area accessed by openings beneath the bottom drawers. Made of jumu (elm) wood and... Click for details
item #1381370
Tibetan Dzi Bead
The mystical Dzi beads are implements of ancient Tibetan and other Asian cultures for several hundreds of thousands of years. Dzi beads are believed to hold magical properties bringing prosperity and protection to whomever wore these beads. They are also thought to hold medicinal properties, and so can be characterized by the "dig marks" left over the surface of the bead, where a small portion has been scraped away to be ingested. The Dzi bead has patterns of 9 white "heavenly eyes", considered... Click for details
item #1381299
Antique Korean Bedside Chest
A Korean hardwood bedside chest made with elm hardwood front doors, decorated by brass plate hinges, a central flower blossom medallion, and brass bat shaped handles. The interior of the chest holds six drawers with brass pulls and dramatic elm wood front panels.

Dates from 1950. Dimensions: 25 1/2" x 15 1/2" x 26" H
item #1381094
Unusual Japanese Choba Tansu
An unusual vintage Japanese Choa tansu with Keyaki burl front hardwood panels. The chest is decorated with highly ornate floral motifs and filigree seen through the iron plating and hardware. Each drawer and compartment has a black lacquered interior. The tansu has side handles for transport. dates from Showa c1950

Dimensions: 21 1/2" x 13" x 31" H
item #1381073
Antique Japanese Ikebana Basket
Japanese ikebana (flower arrangement) basket, hand-woven of bamboo and Wisteria branches. Of a rounded body with a small slightly raised foot.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 10 1/2" x 15" H
item #1381054
Antique Japanese Ikebana Basket
Unusual Japanese ikebana basket. This gourd form basket is constructed with hand-woven bamboo and Wisteria branch feet and exterior body.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 23" L x 11" W x 18" H
item #1381016
Japanese Scroll Painting signed Kano Tanyu
Antique Japanese scrol painting of a landscape with boat. The water is very still and the moon is high over a mountain in the distance. A flock of geese swoops down from the sky on the right. On the far left, an outcropping of rocks partially obscures some rural houses. A willow tree drapes itself outward over the water. With signed tomobako. Signed Tan'yu and with the seal of his given name Moninobu. Certified by Eitoku, his grandfather. Kano Tan'yu (1602-1674) was one of the foremost... Click for details
item #1381013
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Antique Chinese Beauty Fan Painting
Chinese fan painting of a beautiful maiden, admiring rows of chrysanthemum flowers with a bamboo grove background. With bamboo and black lacquer handle and frame. The front scene is painted on silk with gold fleck on silk backing.

19th Century

Dimensions: 15 3/4" x 10 1/2" (end to end) 9 3/4" x 9 3/4" (painting only)
item #1381012
Chinese Antique Gilt Bronze Chimera Scroll Weight
Antique Chinese scroll weight in the form of a chimera. The mythical dragon-like creature semi-coils it's body. Made of gilt bronze. Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Dimensions: 1 1/2" high x 2 3/4" long x 2" wide.
item #1381004
Antique Chinese Metal Calligraphy Box
Antique Chinese rectangular caligraphy box made from white brass, with built-in inkstone. The interior has old ink patina. The lid is inscribed with auspicious calligraphy and signature. Dates from 19th century.

Dimensions: 3 1/2" x 2 3/8" x 2" H
item #1381002
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