Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Vintage pair of Chinese porcelain fu-dogs. Sculpted with a sense of whimsy and great detail, one fu-dog crouches with his elaborately swirling tail in the air, the other lays on her belly. Though their other name, shishi, suggests their lion-like qualities, this pair with their long flapping ears have a more dog-like appearance. Glazed with a lovely translucent blue crackle glaze with wide black glazed eyes. Minor losses.

Chinese fu-dogs are an important protective element in Feng... Click for details
item #1444891
Antique Chinese solid Huanghuali (hardwood) scroll table, see with its conserved original warm tone finish. Beautiful dramatic sweeping grain with single huanghuali slab top. Joints look to be all original and in great shape. The hand carving is well done with small details showing.

Age: 19th Century (C. 1840's)

Dimensions: 68 1/2" long x 18 1/2" deep x 31" high
item #1443553
An unusual small sized Jumu (chinese elm) hardwood Chinese altar cabinet with hand forged brass pulls and hardware. Side panels with hand carved reticulated flowers, long underside panel carved with similar floral motif, large open interior space for storage, beautiful wood grain. Overall in excellent original condition with stunning light natural finish.

Age: Late 19th century Dimensions: 48" long x 24" high x 17" deep
item #1443528
Antique Chinese low rectangular table made of carved lacquer in the tixi technique and decorated with guri "sword-pommel pattern". The lacquer is applied in multiple thin coats of alternating black and red then carved down to reveal the layers. The underside of the table is carved with a four character mark.

Age: Republic Period

Dimensions: 9 1/2" high x 26 1/2" long x 13 1/2" wide
item #1442131
This is an antique Tibetan portable altar table used by a high lama to perform ritual ceremonies and prayers. It is decorated with curtain front cut-out panels that have a central snow lion carving and it is surrounded by beautiful articulated cloud formation. On the outer frame, it has a pho bamboo carving and beyond that is a scrolling lotus motif. Straight down the front, there is an inverted foot with a key fret pattern based with a horse hoof buffer.
18th Century

25" Wide by... Click for details
item #1441994
A Chinese cabinet made of black lacquered Elm with a top drawer and side by side doors opening into a spacious storage space with a removable shelf. It is a contemporary chest that would display elegantly in any home decor. Constructed using through mortise and tenon joinery and it features bronze hardware.

Age: Contemporary

Dimensions: 26 1/4" Wide by 34" High by 15 3/4" Deep.
item #1441192
An antique Tibetan traveling trunk made of hand hewn Pine wood. Leather was stretched over the wood and hand painted in polychrome lacquer. There are arrow shaped hard mounts, butterfly appliqué mounts on the corners and Dorje accents. The central panel features an offering tray of Hoju (sacred jewels). Stylized Peonies decorate the trunk and the main colors used were analogous primary hues. The cover of the top features a green water dragon.

Age: 19th Century

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item #1440309
An antique Chinese country stool made of solid Elm. It has acquired an age old patina as well as character marks and usage wear from its years of functional use. Constructed using through mortise and tenon joinery that are revealed at the base support frame.

Age:early 20th Century

Dimensions: 17 1/2" Wide by 21" High by 12 3/4" Deep
item #1437760
An antique Chinese skinny bench made entirely of Elm wood. Having acquired an antique patina over the years of weathering and loving use, it is sturdy and ready for its next century of function.

Contemporary uses include placement at the end of a bed, behind a sofa or in an entryway for ease of removing ones shoes before entering a home.

Age: 19th Century

Dimensions: 64 1/4" Wide by 20 1/2" High by 13" Deep
item #1437143
An antique Chinese chest made of hardwood and featuring 2 side by side drawers with removable 2 doors and separator. Used as a side table, it has spacious storage space behind the doors. Original metal hardware.

Age: 19th Century

Dimensions: 37" Wide by 32 1/2" High by 16 3/4" Deep
item #1436803
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