Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Chinese Gongshi Scholar Viewing Piece
A large Chinese gongshi, or scholar rock, highly appreciated as a contemplative viewing piece by literati. The piece is formed by natural elmwood root that has been lacquered, entangling a lingbi stone, originating from the Anhui province of China. Inset within a wooden base.

19th Century

Dimensions: 16" x 20.5" x 35" H
item #1365780
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Japanese Antique Pair of Abumi (Stirrups)
Antique Japanese pair of abumi (samurai stirrups for horse riding). Made of iron and lacquered black with red lacquer foot. Each abumi is decorated with designs of kiri blossoms in gold lacquer. The buckle of each stirrup has an intricate pierced design and mon in gold lacquer. (Mounted on matching stands made of metal with wooden bases.)

Edo Period (early 1800's)

Dimensions: 16 3/4" high (10 3/4" high without stand) x 12" long x 5 1/2" wide.
item #1365778
Antique Japanese Ikebana Basket
Antique Japanese ikebana basket, for display of flower arrangements. The piece is all hand-woven with bamboo with a wide rounded mouth, and squared base. The handle is made with braided thin sections of bamboo, secured at the sides with knots. The basket interior holds a striped bamboo vase.

Dimensions: 8" x 17.5" H
item #1365769
Antique Japanese Keyaki Zenibako
Antique Japanese small zenibako (money box). The box is comprised of Keyaki (elm) wood. The zenibako top opens by its iron handle and lock pin, with an iron slot beside the lid. The front of the box holds three small drawers, opened by small kan (ring) pulls. The top left drawer aligns with the slotted top to collect money offerings. This drawer also bears old kanji describing the previous owner.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 7" W x 11.5" D x 7.75" H
item #1365766
Japanese Antique Kannon Biraki Choba Tansu
Japanese antique choba tansu (merchant's chest) with kannon-biraki cabinet doors (opening outward on hinges). The doors open to reveal one interior shelf. These door panels as well as the safe box door are both removable. (The hinge pins are built into the door side of the lock and slot into the hinges on the tansu frame.) There are 6 drawers of various sizes. The safe box on the lower right hand side has two additional small interior drawers. The tansu is made all of kiri (paulownia)... Click for details
item #1365729
Antique Japanese 2-Section Sugi Tansu
Antique Japanese 2-section Sugi (cedar) wood "isho tansu" or clothing chest. With a small lockbox built into the bottom section, holding two small drawers inside. Original condition.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 36.75" L x 16.5" D x 40" H
item #1365718
Japanese Antique Kanban Abacus
Antique Japanese Kanban soroban (abacus). Used by merchants, this large sized abacus has eyelets for hanging. It has 21 rows of wooden beads with 5 beads in each column (105 beads total). The beads are fitted onto wooden dowels. Behind each dowel is a boar's hair bristle which holds each bead in position when it's pushed upward even while the soroban is hanging sideways.

Showa Period (early-mid 20th century)

Dimensions: 43" wide x 12" high x 2 1/4 deep.
item #1365717
Antique Japanese Ko Tansu
Antique Japanese ko tansu (small chest of drawers). The piece is made with Sugi (cypress) hardwood top and sides, while the front is made with Kuri (chestnut) wood, with the original red lacquer finish and black lacquer frame. The piece holds five drawers of various sizes with heavy iron lingzhi form lock plates, and warabite style handles.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 25" L x 9" D x 22.75" H
item #1365541
Antique Chinese Framed Heron and Lotus Painting
Large framed Chinese painting on silk ground, of two white herons crouching beneath lotuses and reeds, as a small hummingbird flies into frame from the top lefthand side. The painting is displayed within a bamboo style gilt hardwood edge frame.

18th/19th Century

Dimensions: 37" W x 60" H
item #1365540
Antique Japanese Geta Bako
Antique Japanese geta bako (shoe chest). Made of sugi (Japanese cypress) wood. The sliding panels are carved with a bird on pine branches. The largest compartment has sliders with vertical slats with bamboo details and shelves on the inside for shoes. There is a tall, narrow compartment on the right for umbrellas.

Taisho Period (early 20th century)

Dimensions: 34 1/2" high x 28 1/2" wide x 11 3/4" deep.
item #1365483
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