Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Small Lock Bar Tansu
Antique Japanese small Kiri (paulownia) wood bar tansu, with five front drawers opened by squared iron handles. Its three mid front drawers are kept secure by a locking bar with decorative iron plates. The side of the chest has a safe door, with pierced iron hardware. The safe door opens to reveal three more small drawers inside.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 23" L x 12" x 24" H
item #1367556
$1,450.00
Japanese 2-Section Kannon Biraki Tansu
Antique Japanese kannon biraki (opening door) isho tansu (clothing chest) in 2 sections. Made with kiri (paulownia) wood front with sugi (cryptomeria) wood top and sides. The top section has a pair of hinged doors which open to reveal two large drawers. The bottom section has two large drawers and a safe box in the lower right hand side. The hinged safe box door opens to reveal two small interior drawers, one of which has a hidden compartment. The hardware is all iron and includes warabite... Click for details
item #1367355
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Antique Japanese 2-Section Keyaki Kaidon (Stair) Tansu
Antique Japanese 2-section kaidon tansu, or step/stair chest of drawers. Made of solid Keyaki (elm) hardwood, the bold woodgrain is well-complimented by the original deep red lacquer finish and heavy iron hardware. With original set of keys.
Exhibited at the Prestigious SF Fall Art and Antique show, 2017.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 55" L x 26 1/8" D x 80" H
item #1367244
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Chinese Lapis Lazuli Snuff Bottle
Chinese snuff bottle, made with lapis lazuli, of a flattened flask shape, with carved Kirin front, and stopper made with yellow peking glass and agate.

Republic Period

Dimensions: 1.25" x 2.5" H
item #1367134
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Chinese Monochrome Peking Glass Snuff Bottle
Chinese monochrome peking glass snuff bottle, made of an intense bright orange glass, with hard stone stopper. The bottle shows imagery of dragons carved in relief over ocean wave ground. Its base is signed with 4 character mark.

Republic Period

Dimensions: 2.25" x 1.25" x 3.5"
item #1367132
$2,250.00
Antique Japanese Iwayado Tansu with Phoenix and Fu Dogs
Antique Japanese tansu from the Iwayado area. Made with Sugi (cypress) wood frame and dramatic Keyaki (elm) burl front panels, in original red/orange lacquer finish. The extensive iron plating is incised into flowers and Kiri leaves; The top drawer features a large flying Phoenix as its lock plate. The two drawers below are kept secure by the original lock bar with working key included; To the right is a hinged door with a large iron Fu Dog lock plate, holding two Keyaki front lacquered drawers... Click for details
item #1367086
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Chinese Hardwood Altar Table with Jade
Chinese hardwood altar table. With jade "coins" wrapped into the wood apron, carved to resemble rope. Standing on four tall and narrow legs.

Dimensions: 48" x 16" x 33.25" H
item #1367080
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19th Century South Chinese Seated Buddha
Made of camphor wood, gold and red lacquer. The countenance of the Buddha has a full broad complexion and down cast eyes in complete contemplation, flowing robes, hand forming the crown mudra. The back has a consecration covering and three guardian entities; Goat, man, and pig.

The crown chakra (sahaswrara in Sanskrit) is the seventh of the main chakras and it is located outside of the physical body just above the head. It spans upward and comes to us in the ethereal realm and is... Click for details
item #1367078
$8,500.00
18th Century Newari Nepalese Gilt Bronze of Krishna and Radha
Of dual construction technique lost wax casting and repousee work in order to achieve a realistic interpretation of the materials; Particularly the folds of fabric and the separate molding of the figure. The seated, embracing figures have a sense of spatial relation between the two, creating a tension in the composition and resulting in a naturalism of the posture. The upper body, head, hands, and feet are cast. The skirt and folds of fabric in dress is done in repousee. The crown jewels are... Click for details
item #1367049
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Japanese Edo Period Child's Pull Toy Horse
Mounted on a black lacquered platform with wooden wheels. The horse is carved from Keyaki wood, which is covered in lacquered brown leather. The eyes are reverse painted glass. It has ears of leather, with real horse hair tail and mane. The horse is outfitted with iron bits and silk harness. The kura saddle is lacquered in red, with a leather cushion seat and silk straps. Cords are attached to the abumi stirrups and aori mats. The bagu tassel fringes and cords tuck under the tail. The horse... Click for details
item #1367048
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