Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Chinese Hardwood Cabinet
Antique Chinese hardwood clothing cabinet, made with Jumu (elm) wood, with two large front hinged doors locked with center brass locking pin and double-fish pulls, its interior with two shelves and pair of small drawers.

19th century

Size: 37" L x 18.5" W x 67" H
item #1348558
Charming Japanese Indigo Sakiori Sodenashi Vest
Beautiful vintage Japanese sodenashi (work vest) made with indigo sakiori (rag weave) cotton, woven with multicolor areas to create a lovely patchwork effect, edged in solid indigo cotton, reinforced along the back, sides, and back of the neck in sashiko stitching. These vests were traditionally worn by workers in mountainous regions.

Early Showa period

Size: 13" W x 29" H
item #1348556
Antique Japanese 3-Section Isho Tansu
Antique Japanese 3-section isho tansu (clothing chest) made with Kiri (paulownia) wood in original dark finish. The top section has two sliding doors with open storage shelf with three small drawers below. The middle section has three drawers, while the lowermost section has two larger drawers for storing clothing. Iron hardware decoration includes keyholes with cherry blossom motifs and unusual recessed handles.

Size: 37" L x 15.5" W x 61" H
item #1348237
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Mounted Chinese natural Burl Ram's Head
Chinese scholar root sculpture in the form of a rams head. The rams symbolized filial piety, an important virtue, a primary duty of respect and obedience towards the care of ones parents and elderly family members. Unusual Mounted Chinese solid burl wood scholar's object, naturally formed in striking resemblance to the head of a ram.

A highly attractive root wood contemplation piece. Mounted on custom antiqued bronze step stand for enhanced viewing.

Size: 11" L x... Click for details
item #1348227
Antique Japanese Framed Photograph
Unusual Antique Japanese framed photograph of two young girls in kimonos heating a kettle over a hibachi (brazier) for tea, with lovely hand-tinted red and blue areas, by Kusakabe Kimbei titled "Girls at Home". Early Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 16.5" L x 14.5" H (entire frame)
item #1348129
Japanese 4-Panel Byobu Screen with Pheasant
Japanese 4-panel byobu folding screen, with a shochikubai or "Three Friends of Winter" motif (plum, pine, and bamboo), the image of a pheasant seated upon a jagged rock formation, with a small singing bird on the twisting trunk of the plum tree. The image was taken directly from a commemorative stamp which is affixed to the corner of the frame.

20th century

Size: 65.6" L x 36" H
item #1348120
Antique Korean Painted Horn Box
Antique Korean small jewelry box, with painted horn scenes of scholars, deer, cranes, peacocks, women at work in panels of red, green, pink, yellow, blue, and green pigments.

19th century

Size: 8.5" L x 6.5" W x 5" H
item #1347967
Antique Chinese Peking Carpet
Antique Chinese peking carpet, woven in light, medium, dark navy blue and tan colored fibers, with a central medallion flanked by peony bunches, its edges bordered with repeating geometric motifs. Circa 1920s

Size: 5 ft 10" x 4 ft 11"
item #1347898
Antique Japanese Gyosho Bako
Antique Japanese small gyosho bako (merchant safe box) made of Kiri (paulownia) wood in original red lacquer finish and black lacquer frame. Old working key included to unlock the front door to reach two drawers within. The top has raised edges with iron braced holes to securely carry the box.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 10” W x 13” D x 13.25” H
item #1347799
Antique Japanese Bamboo Usubata
Antique Japanese golden bamboo usubata (flower arranging vase) shaped and grown naturally into its wonderful twisting form, with a short bamboo insert.

Taisho period (1912-1926)

Size: 7" x 4" x 11" H
item #1347796
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