Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Bamboo Ikebana Basket Grated Half Hooped Corners
An antique Japanese bamboo Ikebana basket with grated half hooped corners it in its design. The handle is loosely suggested in its token form suggesting its ethereal nature and use in the art of Ikebana flower arranging. It is a two slatted flat base with a bottom grid pattern measuring about 1" apart. The basket has an ephemeral quality as if it was made at the whim of the basket artist for the moment.
,br>Age: Meiji Era (1890-1910)

Dimensions: 18" High by 10" Wide by 11" Deep
item #1440532
$750.00
Antique Japanese Bamboo Ikebana Basket Diagonal Cross-hatch Design
An antique Japanese bamboo Ikebana basket in a stylized Baluster form with bi-color bamboo intertwined with mature bamboo featuring dark nodules in a diagonal cross-hatch pattern. Each square of the pattern measures 1 3/8" and they are not tightly woven though they are in scale with the size of the basket. The handles were created using twisted stalks that were integrated free-form into the basket. Open mouth with twisted rope lip.

The base has a low foot with a three slat star... Click for details
item #1440531
$1,650.00
Japanese Lacquered Two Tired Box with Rabbit
A stunning fine antique Japanese makie lacquer box decorated with a tataki-nuri style black background with makie of vines and gourd and folding fans on the exterior. The interior is decorated in nashiji with a still life of a flower arrangement set in a basket with a charming lifelike rabbit and autumn grass for the inner tray. The vibrant colors and designs are often seen in lacquer works from the Edo and Meiji periods. Overall excellent original condition.

Age: Early Meiji Period... Click for details
item #1440249
$4,500.00
Antique Japanese Sado Island Tansu Kasane Lucky Symbols Kiri Meiji Era
An antique Japanese Sado Island Kasane Tansu made of Kiri (Paulownia) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. All original hand forged iron hardware (including Warabite handles) and wiped Urushi lacquer finish. The metalsmith showcased his talent adding Chrysanthemum corners to each drawer front and Mum backplates to each handle. As if that were not enough, the tansu maker added iron plating to the front frame showcasing the individual drawers.

Upper drawer lock plates each feature a Phoenix... Click for details
item #1440170
$6,500.00
Antique Japanese Ko Tansu (Personal Storage Chest) Kiri Meiji Era
An antique Japanese Ko Tansu (personal storage chest) made of Kiri (Paulownia) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. All hand forged iron hardware including the Hikute drawer handles. and the Warabite side handles. Constructed using straight dovetail Japanese joinery as well as hardened wooden nails. Full moon lock plates, Atari handle stoppers and drawer front corner hardware complete this beautiful chest.
Originally used as an all purpose storage chest in Japan, it would make an elegant... Click for details
item #1440107
$975.00
Antique Japanese Suzuribako Calligraphy Box Kirinoki Meiji Era
An antique Japanese Suzuribako (calligraphy writing box) made of Kirinoki (Paulownia) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. All hand forged iron hardware including the Warabite handles on the lid and drawer front.

This box originally functioned as an essential instrument for storing writing paper, brushes, ink and the inkstone. Whether it was a merchant writing a customer receipt or a professional calligrapher writing a personal letter for a farmer, this box was always ready for duty.... Click for details
item #1440106
$675.00
Antique Japanese Cha Tansu (Tea Chest) Sakuranoki Late Meiji Era
An antique Japanese Cha Tansu (tea chest) made of Sakuranoki (Cherry) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. The body was constructed using Japanese Unique stylized four leaf clover cut-out design window allows natural light to showcase the interior shelf display. Upper four sliding doors opens to a spacious storage area. Below this to the upper left is a lift-out door behind which is more storage. Four multi-level shelves allowed for prominent viewing of seasonal and cultural decorations. ... Click for details
item #1440105
$750.00
Antique Japanese Ikebana Basket Textured Macrame Taisho Era
An antique Japanese Ikebana basket woven in a rope-like technique to create a classic design similar to a textured Macrame weave. The shape is an inverted cone with a splayed foot and flat weave. The wrapped handle creates a crescent-like opening and the body features a cross hatched undulating weaving design.

Age: Taisho Era (1912-2020)

Dimensions: 18" High by 9" Wide by 8" Deep
item #1440102
$2,500.00
Antique Japanese Bamboo Ikebana Basket Tsuki Kago Full Moon Design
An antique Japanese bamboo Tsuki Kago Ikebana basket. Beautiful interwoven design of narrow and young bamboo with a. mature thick spit bamboo on each side angled as if it is pointing towards the sky and the moon. Use of mature and young bamboo representing the circle of life. Depicting a timeless Japanese cultural pastime of the autumn moon viewing. Low relief foot with a 3 slat star bottom. Unsigned.

Age: Meiji Era (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 13 1/2" Wide by 13 1/4" High by 10"... Click for details
item #1439603
$850.00
Antique Japanese Sakata Kasane Tansu Kiri Wood Meiji Era w/ Secret Box
An antique Japanese Sakata Kasane (stacking chest on chest) Tansu in 2 sections made of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. All original hand forged Iron hardware. Using Japanese joinery including straight dovetails and age consistent hardened wood nails. Originates from the famous tansu making town of Sakata in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. Secret box is well hidden behind bottom drawer hidden behind small hinged door.

Formerly used for kimono storage, its contemporary function includes using it for... Click for details
item #1439570
$1,850.00
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