Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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A fine example of a low rectangular Huanghuali low table. Original finish is great condition. Figurative grain, texture, color, odor testing confirms the low table is 100% Huanghuali hardwood.
The common characteristics of these woods are hardness, corrosion-resistant, having distinct textures, and furniture made of them is beautiful and durable. These raw materials are now rare and expensive

19th century

Dimensions: 32" wide x 12" high x 17 3/4" deep
item #1452351
An antique Chinese export desk made of a hardwood and hand carved with dragons. Stylized egg and dart pattern along the edge. Cabriolet legs of dragons with each three toe claw holding a Hoju (sacred jewel). Skirt and fence also decorated with dragons.

Age: Early 20th C

Dimensions: 48 1/2" Wide by 44 1/2" High by 27" Deep
item #1452266
Pair of antique Chinese Horseshoe Chairs made of Elm and original rattan woven seats with original support structure to the underside. They each have 3 back splat panels which are indicative of the 18th Century Kangxi Period. With a slight difference in size, the male chair has a back panel wood carving of a ring connecting two arabesque vine patterns suggesting double happiness in marriage (called a Chou pattern). The female chair has a wood carving of a stylized Lotus design. Both chairs... Click for details
item #1451334
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 Elm 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
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