Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Korean Antique Porcelain Blue and White Dragon Vase
Antique Korean porcelain vase with blue underglaze design of the great dragon protector and the magic pearl flying in the clouds. Baluster form with high neck.

Ceramics are a form of popular art during the Joseon Dynasty. Examples of ceramics include white porcelain or white porcelain decorated with cobalt, copper red underglaze, blue underglaze and iron underglaze. Ceramics from the Joseon period differ from other periods because artists felt that each piece of art deserved its... Click for details
item #1430004
Antique Korean Bundaji (Bedding Chest) Auspicious Symbols Elm & Genko
An antique Korean Bundaji (bedding chest) made of Elm, Genko and dense Pine woods. Likely commissioned to be made and presented as a wedding present for a married couple it features its original brass hardware filled with a multitude of auspicious symbols. The five gourd hinges represent fertility and wealth. The double cabbage design represents a harmonious marriage. The Sea Bream represents wealth while the diamond shaped archaic pyramids surrounding the front symbolizes the ancestral... Click for details
item #1429957
Korean Antique Nong, Bedside Storage Chest
Antique Korean nong, personal beside storage chest. Made with genko and cypress woods with burl panels. Hardware is made of brass and includes a chased brass square lock plate with double happiness characters. Doors open to reveal a large compartment for storage. On original stand with matching hardware.

Age: early 20th century

Dimensions: 29 3/4" high x 34" wide x 15 1/4" deep
item #1429418
Korean Bandaji Storage Chest with Persimmon Panels, Chosun Period
Antique Korean bandaji (blanket storage) chest made with mirrored persimmon wood panels and hardware of brass and iron. The door of the chest is hinged and opens downward to reveal a large storage compartment. The inside of the compartment is outfitted with small drawers in the back and shelves on the sides in an unusual and clever configuration.

Age: Chosun Period (circa 19th century)

Dimensions: 33 1/2" high x 40 1/4" wide x 19 3/4" deep
item #1429411
Antique Korean Intlaid Hexagonal Brushpot
Antique Korean hardwood inlaid hexagonal brushpot with bronze corner brackets. Scholar objects floral arrangements on each panel with flowering prunus arrangement. Etched shell and coral inlay. Standing on scrolling feet.

Size: 8.5"Diameter 7.5"High

Age: Chosun Dynasty, 19th Century
item #1428792
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Antique Korean Clothing Chest (Nong) Genko Wood Late 19th Century
A 2 Section antique Korean Nong (clothing chest) made of Genko Wood. Nickel hard mounts with center door medallion and stylized butterfly hinges. Side handles and a desk style bottom section.

Age: Yi Dynasty (late 19th Century)

Dimensions: 38 1/2" Wide x 36 1/2" High by 18 3/4" Deep
item #1427599
Antique Korean Bedside Chest
Antique Korean single section bedside chest, with book matched front panels of hardwood burl. Stylized Mandarin duck decorative bronze medallions with hinged side by side doors open to an expansive storage area. On original wooden stand.

Dimensions: 31.5" Wide x 27" High x 14" Deep.
item #1426642
Low Korean Inlaid Brown Lacquered Table W/ 4-Toed Dragon
Low rectangular Korean Inlaid table depicting a swirling 4-toed dragon with gold swirling inlaid whimsical clouds. Overall very good condition consistent with age. Brown lacquer over card wood body.
It was said that whoever could wield the yeouiju was blessed with the abilities of omnipotence and creation at will, and that only four-toed dragons (who had thumbs with which to hold the orbs) were both wise and powerful enough to wield these orbs, as opposed to the lesser, three-toed... Click for details
item #1426227
Korean Antique Tall Painted Panel of Two Phoenixes and Flowers
Antique Korean painting, very tall and narrow, of a pair of phoenix birds, one occupying the upper portion of the painting and the other one on the bottom. The lower phoenix emerges from water as shown by a blossoming lotus. The rest of the space surrounding both birds is filled with robust peony blossoms of different color. Painted in rich mineral colors on paper. Later put into a custom lacquered wood frame.

The magical phoenix is called Bonghwang in Korea. The double phoenix... Click for details
item #1425174
Korean Antique Blue and White Vase
Korean bulbous vase, blue and white, dating from the 18th/19th century, with a cylindrical lip over a round body with a floral design and a cylindrical foot, the design in a whimsical style of Korean art.

Provenance East Coast NY Estate
Choson Period 18th/19th century
Size H 7" x W 8 1/4" x D 8 1/4"
item #1418478
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