Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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An antique Japanese Kannon Biraki (wedding dowry chest) Tansu in a 2 section stacking set made entirely of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. With original hand made iron hardware including the Warabite handles and copper Chrysanthemum nail head covers surrounding a Paulownia main lock plate. Behind the hinged doors hide two large and two small drawers with an ingenious sliding pin that locks the left door in place allowing the right door to latch shut. Side handles allow for carrying each section by hand... Click for details
item #1430210
$1,600.00
An antique Japanese Kyoto Mizuya Tansu (kitchen chest) made of Hinoki (Cypress), Kaki (Persimmon) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. Constructed using mortise and tenon Japanese joinery and inlaid solid Persimmon wood sliding door runners. Hand made bronze hardware with Warabite and Maru Warabite handles. Side ribs accentuate the exterior design and add strength and beauty in design for years of lasting enjoyment. The textured glass that is original to the piece hides a split level shelf display... Click for details
item #1430030
$2,650.00
A pair of antique Japanese lacquer presentation processional boxes finished in original Urushi. Constructed of Hinoki (Cypress) wood it was made for both strength and to make it light in weight. The tops each have a hook style hinge on one side and a clasp on the opposite side where a cord or a lock would have kept the contents secure. The interior is lacquered and the floor contains two rings which were used in conjunction with a cord to secure the valuable content from shifting about. The... Click for details
item #1429915
$1,200.00
An antique Japanese 2 section Kyoto Mizuya Tansu (kitchen chest) made of Hinoki (Cypress) and Keyaki (Zelkova) woods. Constructed using mortise and tenon Japanese joinery and hardened wooden nails. Original hand made iron hardware with Hirute handles. Side ribs accentuate the exterior design and add strength and durability for years of lasting enjoyment. Stylized Obi (Kimono sash) silhouettes in hand carved panels to the upper sliding doors with bronze handles designed in a stylized... Click for details
item #1429693
$2,400.00
An antique Japanese Yamagata Kimono Tansu (Kimono chest) made of Kiri (Paulownia) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. It originates from the famous tansu making area in Japan situated in the northern Tohoku region of Honshu island. It ha an all original finish of natural Kiri to the front and a wiped lacquer technique to the top and sides. It was constructed using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails. The sides feature two sets of handles; one pair of handles for the hands for tansu... Click for details
item #1429688
$1,200.00
An antique Japanese large 2 section Todana Tansu made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods that comes from the Tohoku region of Japan. Hand carved beaded wood work to the front and frame with through mortise and tenon Japanese joinery in its construction. Floating wood panels within the frames of the doors and sections used to prevent cracks from forming. All original bronze hardware with hand carved Ebony sliding door handles.

Similar in function to the Mizuya Tansu... Click for details
item #1429583
$4,000.00
An antique Japanese 3 section Isho Biraki (Kimono) Tansu made of Kiri (Paulownia) with an interior of Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. Behind the sliding doors is a half shelf with a storage space below which are three side by side drawers. The center section has two hinged doors with three removable Kimono trays while the bottom section has two large drawers for more useful storage. Hardened wooden nails were used in its construction and its light weight design allows an individual to move the tansu... Click for details
item #1429570
$1,150.00
A two section large antique Japanese Choba Tansu (merchant chest) with front and sides made entirely of Keyaki (Zelkova) wood with Sugi (Cryptomeria) interior and Kiri (Paulownia) interior drawer sides. It features mitered through mortise and tenon joinery and side horizontal support ribs for additional strength, durability and visual elegance. Behind the two sets of large sliding doors are areas for spacious storage while the small sliding doors hide two small side by side drawers. ... Click for details
item #1429416
$3,000.00
Antique Japanese 2-section mizuya tansu (chest on chest for kitchen storage) from the Kyoto area. Made with hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood frame and sugi (cryptomeria) wood interior. The top section has two compartments; the upper most with four sliding panels of beautiful burl wood; below this is a compartment for food storage with sliders made of pierced carved hinoki wood and wire mesh for ventilation. Four kayaki (elm) wood drawers are positioned side by side towards the middle portion... Click for details
item #1429195
$2,400.00
Antique Japanese 2-section biraki isho tansu (clothing chest with opening doors) made especially for storing kimono. The top section has hinged doors which open to reveal a set of 7 kimono trays which can be slid all the way out like shallow drawers. The bottom section has three large drawers. The chest is made all of kiri (paulownia) wood and has pierced hardware with designs of peony flowers.

Age: Taisho Period (circa 1920's)

Dimensions: 64 1/2" high x 42" wide x 17 3/4"... Click for details
item #1429192
$1,400.00
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