Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Taiko Drum Large Keyaki Body Rich Deep Sound
An antique Japanese large Taiko Drum with a Keyaki (Zelkova) wood body and strong leather ends. Beautiful rich deep sound when struck. All original hand forged iron hardware including the very large Taiko nails and the four carrying rings.

Age: Late Edo Era (1950-1860)

Dimensions: 30 1/4" Long by 26 1/2" Diameter.
item #1437506
Antique Japanese Ko Tansu (Personal Storage Chest) Kiri Meiji Era
An antique Japanese Ko Tansu (personal storage chest) and of Kiri (Paulownia), Hinoki (Cypress) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. Original hand forged iron hardware including the Mokko handles. A hinged door hides two small drawers behind and two sliding doors hide a storage space where books and reading material was tucked away.

Its original purpose was for the storage of papers, ephemera, letters, documents, books and small accessories. As a contemporary chest, it would work well as a... Click for details
item #1437502
$1,250.00
Japanese Antique Gilt Bronze Chrysanthemum Incensor
Lovely Gilt bronze incensor with raised chrysanthemum flowers and leaves on tripod feet with leg shaped attachments. Reticulated cover for smoke. Incised signature on bottom. Good condition.

Size: 6"H x 4" Diameter

Age: Meiji Period, (1868-1912) circa 1900s.
item #1437211
$4,000.00
Antique Japanese Kasane Tansu (Stacking Chest on Chest) Kiri Meiji Era
An antique Japanese all Kiri (Paulownia) wood Kasane Tansu (stacking chest on chest) with original hand forged iron hardware. Beautiful natural wood grain with a three dimensional texture. Side handles on both sections used for carrying from place to place.

Originally used as a storage chest for Japanese kimono, its contemporary function can be used as a dresser drawer, a linen chest or a pair of nightstands (space permitting).

Age: Mid Meiji Era (1880-1890)

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item #1437187
$1,650.00
Antique Japanese Kasane Tansu Kiri Meiji Era Hinged Door & Secret Box
An antique Japanese Kasane Tansu (stacking chest on chest) made of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. All original hand forged iron hardware including the stylized Mokko handles. Beautiful Japanese joinery including straight dovetail joints reinforced with hardened wood nails. Hinged door (often called the Theive's door) behind which lies two small drawers that held valuables. A secret box lies behind the bottom small drawer where extreme valuables were kept.

Age: Mid Meiji Era... Click for details
item #1437183
$2,350.00
Antique Japanese Kasane Tansu (Stacking Chest on Chest) Kiri Meiji
An antique Japanese Kasane Tansu (stacking chest on chest) made from Kiri (Paulownia) wood. All original hand forged iron hardware with full moon lock plates and curved Kakute handles. Side carrying handles features the rare locking pins used to connect the two sections together. Beautiful Japanese straight dovetail joinery is a testament to the expert craftsmanship used in making this chest.

Age: Early Meiji Era (1870-1880)

Dimensions: 30 1/4" Wide by 40 5/8" High by 16 3/4"... Click for details
item #1437177
$2,400.00
Antique Chinese Solid Elm Skinny Bench 19th Century
An antique Chinese skinny bench made entirely of Elm wood. Having acquired an antique patina over the years of weathering and loving use, it is sturdy and ready for its next century of function.

Contemporary uses include placement at the end of a bed, behind a sofa or in an entryway for ease of removing ones shoes before entering a home.

Age: 19th Century

Dimensions: 64 1/4" Wide by 20 1/2" High by 13" Deep
item #1437143
$750.00
Antique Japanese Large Jizai (Hearth Hook) Keyaki Edo Era Daikoku
An antique Japanese large Jizai (hearth hook) used above an Irori (fire hearth) and hung beneath the house rafter to support a rope and hook or a Jizai Kagi (adjustable hook) to hold a kettle or large teapot above the burning charcoal. Carved from one solid piece of Keyaki (Zelkova) wood, this sculpture epitomizes the true feeling of the Japanese word Mingei (folk art). It was designed in the style reminiscent of the hat worn by the popular Shinto God Daikoku (God of Agriculture) thereby being... Click for details
item #1437123
Antique Japanese Choba Tansu (Merchant Chest) 2 Section Kiri Meiji Era
An antique Japanese Choba Tansu (merchant chest) in a rare two section design made of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. All original hand forged iron hardware with full moon style locking plates and Warabite handles. Two sliding doors open to a storage area where merchant books and business records were kept. Recessed side handles on the tops of each section.

Merchant chests provided two important key elements for the store owner. The first was its functionality as a chest to consolidate the shop... Click for details
item #1437073
$2,500.00
Antique Japanese Kasane Tansu (Stacking Chest on Chest) Kiri Meiji Era
An antique Japanese Kasane Tansu (stacking chest on chest) made of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. Original copper clad metal hardware. Lift-up side handles on top section and swivel-up side handles on bottom section allows two persons to move each section by sliding a wood pole through the handles to carry.

Originally used for kimono storage, it functions well as a night stand (space permitting) or a dresser drawer for clothes storage.

Age: Mid Meiji Era (1880-1890)

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item #1436806
$850.00
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