Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Chinese Antique 17th Century Haunghuali Altar Table
Chinese antique huanghuali altar table with flanged top. Cloud form apron with cusp edges and round legs. Heavy solid wood top with dramatic grain and patina. Used for wine.

17th century

Dimensions: 35" high (37 1/4" high including flanges) x 47" wide x 15" deep.
item #1371304
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Japanese Russet Iron Jingasa
Unusual circular russet iron jingasa, with 16 triangular riveted plates. The iron is flattened to a thin gauge for lightweight comfort. It sports a finial top and a hand mount ring to a silk cord decoration.
The samurai class in feudal Japan, as well as their retainers and footsoldiers (ashigaru), used several types of jingasa made from iron, copper, wood, paper, bamboo, or leather.Kasa shares its etymology with the Japanese word for "umbrella" (which is also pronounced "kasa", but... Click for details
item #1371299
Japanese Ashikaga Iron Jingasa
Japanese russet lacquered leather zunari jingasa with riveted plating. Finely disguised as metal which is completely constructed of lightweight materials strengthened by lacquer. The interior helmet is lacquered in red. The front features a large gilt mon of the Ashikaga crest. The finial form takes shape of a chrysanthemum flower. Mounted on custom display stand.

19th Century Edo Period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 13: x 12" x 6" H
item #1371230
Unusual Pair of Chinese Square Hardwood Tables with Porcelain Panels
Antique Chinese pair of square hardwood tables. Each table is inset with a large square porcelain panel which sits into the top and is removable. The panels are glazed with scrolling vines and flowers with bats in the corners on a greenish blue ground. Each table has a solid shelf and swirling aprons.

Late 19th Century

Dimensions: 27" high x 25" wide x 25" deep.
item #1371229
Japanese Antique Kayaki Burl Wood Cha tansu
Antique Japanese Cha Tansu. Made with dramatic solid keyaki (elm) wood burl on the front. The upper portion of the chest has a compartment closed with two sliding panels. The middle portion of the chest has a large compartment with stepped shelves for display which is covered with two sliding panels of etched glass. Below this is another compartment with two sliding panels and a small compartment with a drop in door on the right. The very bottom of the chest has 3 drawers in a horizontal... Click for details
item #1370873
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
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 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
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