Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Momoyama Scroll Painting of a Woman
Antique Japanese scroll painting from the Momoyama period, charming depiction of a woman pounding wrinkles out of clothes. With tomobako.

Momoyama period (1573-1615)

Size: (entire scroll) 49.5” H x 18” W (painting only) 16.5” H x 11.5” W
item #1350289
Antique Japanese Two Section Todana Tansu
Antique Japanese 2-section todana tansu, comprised all of Keyaki (elm) wood, with stunning, bold natural burl front panels with original, warm finish. Simplistic design with minimalistic hardware. Its two lowest sets of sliding door panels hold spacious shelved storage room within, while the top holds an open space. A small lift-away panel with an eggplant shaped handle adds a subtle touch of charm.

Taisho age (1912-1925)

Size: 35" L x 18" W x 66.75" H
item #1350287
Antique Japanese Sword Tansu
Antique Japanese Kiri (paulownia) wood sword tansu, with two very wide drawers opened by large iron handles of a "hirute" style, with foliate edge lock plates, and one small bottom drawer with similar features.

Edo Period (1603-1868)

Size: 42" L x 12" W x 12" H
item #1350054
Japanese Meiji Period Fune Bako
Antique Japanese fune bako (ship safe chest) in original red lacquer finish. With heavy black iron fittings, a top handle for carrying. The front hinged door plated in iron, incised with Kiri leaf and peony designs, the side lock incised with mushrooms. The interior holds five drawers of varying size with pull handles. Included with a copy of antique certification from Oct. 17 1973.

Late Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 13" W x 16.5" D x 15" H
item #1350049
Japanese Edo Period Fune Bako
Antique Large Japanese fune bako (ship safe chest) made with original dark finish Kiri (Paulownia) wood. With decorative iron fittings. Front lock opens with sliding floral latch. The interior holds five drawers of various size, two of which bear iron lock plates.

Edo period (1603-1868)

Size: 19" D x 15.5" W x 18" H
item #1350005
Japanese Framed Print signed Ay-O
Japanese framed print signed by artist known as Ay-O 靉嘔(1931-present). His full name is Takao Iijim, a prominent member of the Fluxus artist movement since its beginning.

Fluxus is described "the most radical and experimental art movement of the sixties".

Ay-O represented Japan at the Venice Biennale in 1966 and at the São Paulo Biennale in 1971. He also built the famed "Tactile Rainbow" at the Osaka World's Fair in 1970. In 1971, true to his Demokato... Click for details
item #1349913
Antique Japanese Two Section Gifu Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese two-section gifu choba tansu (accountant's chest) made with Hinoki (cypress) and Sugi (cedar) wood. The top section has two sliding doors with slats, and an open compartment inside with two drawers. The bottom section has an open storage compartment behind another pair of sliding doors, with five drawers and a lock safe.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 33" L x 14.25" W x 55" H
item #1349912
Unusual Japanese Kyushu Sword Tansu
Antique Japanese sword tansu from the Kyushu region, with unusual Nara (oak) front hardwood and Sugi (cedar) sides, the top lacquered in black.

Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)

Size: 69" L x 16.75" W x 17.75" H
item #1349904
Japanese Framed Abstract Print by Tsuyoshi Yayanagi
Japanese framed print by artist Tsuyoshi (Go) Yayanagi (born 1933), numbered 13/50, titled "Journal Des Animaux Prefers (S)" and signed in pencil.

Dated 1973

Size: 19.75" L x 25.6" H (entire frame)
item #1349536
Japanese Framed Print by Hiroyuki Tajima
Japanese framed abstract woodblock print by sosaku-hanga artist Tajima Hirohuki 田嶋 宏行 (1911-1984), titled "Ancient Writing B", number 23/100 of the series, and signed in pencil.

A printmaker of the sōsaku-hanga school. He was born in Tokyo and graduated from Nihon University in 1932. In 1943, he graduated from the Western-style painting division of the Tokyo School of Fine Arts. He created his first print in 1946, and joined the Bijutsu Bunka... Click for details
item #1349535
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