Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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18th Century Japanese Zenga Horse Scroll
Antique Japanese scroll painting of a horse, done in sumi ink, its legs kicked up into the air. Very disciplined calligraphy brush work is used, and may have been executed by a Zen Buddhist monk. This horse painting was possibly cut down from a larger screen and mounted as a scroll.

18th century Edo period (1603-1868)

Size: 17.5" W x 52" H (entire scroll) 14.25" W x 20.75" H
item #1356237
Antique Japanese Sakata Region Lacquer Tansu
Antique Japanese small Kiri tansu from the Sakata region, with red lacquer top and sides and black lacquer front. Motifs of bamboo, pine, kiri leaves, and other floral imagery can be seen in the iron plates of each drawer. The bottom right corner houses an ornate lockbox with two small drawers inside. Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 33.25" L x 16" W x 21.5" H
item #1356236
Japanese Blue Print by Mayumi Oda
Original Japanese print by well known artist Mayumi Oda (1941-present), titled "Let Wisdom Arise Within Us" (Blue) , number 23/100, and signed in pencil along the bottom. Wonderful depiction of a goddess wielding a sword while riding on the back of a growling fu lion, surrounded by large bouquets of peonies, the flower petals blown around her by mystic winds.

Size: 19" W x 26" H
item #1356206
Unusual Japanese Single Section Tansu
Antique Japanese unusual personal storage tansu made of Sugi (cedar) wood, with three attractive Keyaki (elm) front drawers. The large sliding door panels open to a roomy interior, with asymmetrical shelving and several small drawers for the display and safe keeping of smaller objects of value.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 46.5" L x 15.25" W x 22.5" H Size:
item #1356042
Antique Chinese Pair of Hardwood Bamboo Style Stands
Antique Chinese pair of tall hardwood stands, carved to look like they are comprised of stalks of bamboo. The tops show their natural woodgrain beautifully through the dark finish. The underside panels and connecting unit between its legs are designed like reticulated bamboo.

Size: 12.25" L x 12.25" W x 34" H
item #1355975
Antique Japanese Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant's chest) made of Hinoki (cedar) and Sugi (cypress) hardwoods in a rich medium finish, of a classic design with large warabite style drawer pulls, simple iron corner and lock hardware, two sliding middle panels with interior storage compartment, and side lockbox with two small drawers inside.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 29.25" L x 14.5" W x 29.25" H
item #1355903
Japanese Indigo Ikat Coat
Japanese indigo ikat cotton coat, with neutral color sakiori (rag woven) cotton collar, its edges reinforced with white sashiko stitching.

Size: 35.25" L x 36" H
item #1355479
Antique Japanese Small Kiri Personal Tansu
Antique Japanese small personal tansu chest, made all from Kiri (paulownia) wood with natural finish and simplistic black iron hardware. The upper area has two sliding doors with lotus pedal handles and center lock, while the bottom section houses three small drawers and two large drawers below.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 37" L x 16.5" W x 20" H
item #1355412
18th Century Tibetan Gilt Bronze Dakini
Antique Tibetan gilt bronze Dakini, with traces of silver, inlay of coral and turquoise. In her hands are a raised kappala (or skull cup) filled with the elixir of life, and a curved blade. She is dancing on top of corpses to show her rule over ignorance and ego. Her lotus pedestal is made of gilt copper.

The Dakini are wrathful female deities often shown nude with long, flowing hair and glowering expression. Their name means "sky dancer" in Sanskrit as they lead the deceased into... Click for details
item #1355406
Antique Tibetan Gilt Bronze Yab-yum Deities
Tibetan gilt bronze Buddhist deity figures, posed into a tantric Yab-yum ("Father / Mother") position is a common symbol in the Buddhist art in India, Button, Nepal, and Tibet. It represents the primordial union of wisdom and compassion, depicted as a male deity in sexual union with his female consort. Its also a reincarnation image of creation. The male deity figure wears an elaborate crown with inlay of diamonds and pointed finial. He holds in his hands a vajra... Click for details
item #1355393
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