Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Chinese Archaic Bronze Ding (tipod ritual food vessel)
Archaic bronze lidded ritual food vessel on three legs (Ding). The body is round in form and divided into banded areas of detailed interlocking cloud and thunder motif. The band closest to the rim curves inward before flanging out again. There are two animal headed looped handles cast on either side. The three feet are squat and curved with cast details like those on the handles. The lid is similarly divided into banded areas to match the body. There are four rings and a central handle... Click for details
item #1370868
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Antique Japanese Hinoki Safe Tansu
Antique Japanese safe (merchant's kinko box) made with Hinoki wood (cypress). This heavy piece holds 3 recessed drawers, each with melon motif lock plates, opened by warabite pulls. The edges are reinforced with heavy iron plating and its sides have carrying handles. This piece would have been used as a vault.

Dates from the late Edo c1850 Dimensions: 27.5" L x 18" D x 19" H
item #1370773
Japanese Antique 2-Section Kiri Isho Tansu with Fan Locks
Antique Japanese 2-section isho tansu (chest on chest for clothing). Made all of kiri (paulownia) wood with 4 large drawers. Iron hardware with large fan shaped lock plates and warabite shaped drawer pulls.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 40 1/2" high x 37 1/2" wide x 17" deep
item #1370716
Antique Chinese Red Lacquer Cabinet
Antique Chinese red lacquer altar cabinet/coffer. The two front swinging doors open by two metal pulls hanging from a round lock plate, the patina slightly oxidized green. The interior holds a single shelf. Above are two drawers opened with pulls, identical to the doors below. Original condition.

19th century

Dimensions : 36.35" L x 17.75" D x 35.25" H
item #1370583
Antique Japanese 2-Section Kiri Tansu w/ Red Lacquer Sides
Antique Japanese 2-section isho tansu (clothing chest of drawers) made of Kiri (paulownia) wood, natural front drawers and red lacquer top and sides. The lockplates of every drawer are shaped as large open fans, and the corner hardware of each drawer are fan-shaped as well. The other hardware implements are decorative with pierced motifs.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 33.5" L x 16.75" D x 40" H
item #1370579
Antique Japanese 2-Section Nihonmatsu Tansu
Antique Japanese 2-section hardwood isho tansu (clothing chest of drawers) from the Nihonmatsu region. Original red lacquer finished, with black lacquer frame. The chest holds four long drawers, and one corner safe compartment containing two small drawers. Each lock on the chest features a turtle shaped keyhole cover, with chrysanthemum latches. Keys shown included.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 41.75" L x 17.75" D x 45.5" H
item #1370529
Antique Chinese Oxbow Arm Chair and Table Set
Antique Chinese pair of oxbow arm chairs with a matching rectangular stand, carved with a pierced scrolling vine motif, the heavy golden hardwood with classic Huanghuali "ghost eye" grain. Very heavy in weight.

Dates early 20th century Dimensions: 29.5" L x 26" D x 39" H (each chair) 20" L x 16" D x 28.5" H (stand)
item #1370469
Antique Japanese Takeda Ningyo Doll
Antique Japanese Takeda Ningyo doll depicting a samurai warrior wielding a staff. The samurai wears hand-embroidered garb, his helmet rested against his shoulder, the meadate in the form of a dragon's head. The realistic eyes and facial features are all hand-painted, portraying menacing determination. The doll stands on a wooden base with inlay.

Edo period 19th century

Dimensions: 11" x 6: x 16" H (doll) 12" x 8" x 19" H (with base)
item #1370430
Chinese Antique Huanghuali Kangzhuo (Low Table)
Antique Chinese low rectangular table (kangshuo). Made of huanghuali wood with dramatic grain. The apron is carved on all sides in a rounded scrolling vine motif.

19th century

Dimensions: 11" high x 30 1/4" long x 16 1/4" wide
item #1370418
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Japanese Antique 4-panel Screen with Chrysanthemums
Japanese antique byobu screen painting in four panels depicting a scene of chrysanthemum flowers. The flowers are painted in an assortment of colors against the back drop of a bamboo garden fence. Mineral colors and gold flecks on paper.

Early Taisho Period (1912 - 1926)

Dimensions: 34" high x 70" long
item #1370366
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