Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Tibetan painted traveling trunk (also known as a Yak butter trunk) used to store and transport religious yak butter sculptures and artifacts. The main image shows a flaming jewel while the surrounding painting shows an octagonal foliated grid pattern. The fractal design shows an infinite repetition of the Mandala shapes and patterns. Decorated with the arrow shaped mounts along the edges. The polychrome on wood is all original.

Age: 18th Century

Dimensions: 28 1/4"... Click for details
item #1448604
A Republic period hardwood couch made of Hongmu wood. Chou symbol of water dragons with marble in the apron and the back slat has auspicious flying bats and Lingzhi mushrooms with Qin dynasty archaic key fret patterns.

Age: Republic Period (1900-1920)

Dimensions: 75 1/2" Wide by 29 3/4" High by 22" Deep
item #1447900
An antique Chinese scholar's stand made of natural gnarled twisted hardwood roots with a transparent russet lacquer. This type of natural root furniture goes back to the 12th century aesthetic. Here is an example of the round stand produced during the Republic Period, bearing the colonial form true to the Victorian Era.

Age: Early Republic Period

Dimensions: 17" Wide by 17 3/4" High by 13 1/2" Deep
item #1447727
A pair of antique Chinese Horseshoe chairs made of solid Zitan wood. They each feature a 3 section S-curve back splat with floating panel seats and a front that has an apron with a cloud motif and a foot stretcher. The back splat has symbol carvings related to the boar.

Age: Republic Period Early 20th Century

Dimensions: Each 35 1/4" High by 25" Wide by 23" Deep
item #1447522
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A vintage modern Chinese lacquer on wood Cubism stand or stool. Elegant simple design with open center for display or visual openness. Highlights of red lacquer along the edges adding depth and refinement to this sculptural furniture piece. It would also make a beautiful coffee table base with glass added to the top (not included).

Age: 1980's

Dimensions: 17 3/4" by 23 1/2" by 13 3/4".
item #1447370
A mid century modern Chinese solid Rosewood scholar's bench. Through mortise and tenon joinery with exquisite straight line beading work. Splayed legs with double horizontal leg supports. Beautiful craftsmanship and design. Stunning wood grain made in the style of a Ming scholar's bench.

Age: Mid Century: 1950's

Dimensions: 44 1/8" Wide by 21 1/8High by 11" Deep.
item #1447062
A wonderful example of a carved an painted mid 18th C. Mongolian storage cabinet with flat table top surface. Still retains its original pigment with floral motif seen along with the floral handcarved drawer fronts. Footed base support legs float the chest off the ground. Very sturdy and strong in construction. All original hand forged iron is there and complete.

Mid 18th Century C. 1740's

Dimensions: 44" Wide x 33 1/2'' H X 20" D
item #1446995
An antique Chinese country side chest in the Ming style made of Pine wood. Lacquer finish with two doors and two drawers. Nickel/brass hardware featuring a round medallion representing a coin which symbolizes wealth and prosperity. A removable shelf behind the doors. Constructed using double through mortise and tenon joinery for strength and durability.

It would make an elegant side table in any room decor.

Age: 19th Century

Dimensions: 34 1/2" Wide by 40 1/8" High by 16... Click for details
item #1446984
A contemporary Chinese buffet chest in a red lacquer. Constructed using up cycled reclaimed wood of Pine and Elm providing a green footprint for the environment. Two sets of double doors with removable shelves. In a Ming style with vermillion lacquer, it would make the perfect sideboard or liquor cabinet for entertaining.

Age: Late 20th Century

Dimensions: 72 1/4" Wide by 36 1/4" High by 17" Deep
item #1446981
An antique Chinese wardrobe cabinet made entirely of Jumu wood. Large circular nickel/brass plate door hardware representing a coin which symbolizes wealth and prosperity. It was originally commissioned and made for part of a woman's wedding dowry. Two large doors open to reveal a spacious storage area with a removable shelf which can adjust to two levels. Below the doors are three drawers with looped handles and a hand carved foliated apron.

Age: 19th Century

Dimensions: 42... Click for details
item #1446893
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