Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Tansu Chest Kiri Wood Antique Furniture
An antique Japanese Tansu chest called Kotansu made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All original bronze and iron hardware including the Warabite handles. Locks feature a Chrysanthemum motif and the door handles display stylized clouds. Two sliding doors open to a spacious storage area and five drawers used for additional storage and organizing. Constructed using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails.

Age: Late Meiji-Taisho (1910-1920)

Dimensions: 23 7/8"... Click for details
item #1455799
$850.00
Antique Cha Tansu Mother of Pearl Inlay Japanese Chest Furniture Meiji
An antique Japanese Cha Tansu (Tea Chest) made of Suginoki (Cryptomeria) wood and hand lacquered with hand applied Mother of Pearl inlay. The central theme is longevity as the landscape design captures the Pine tree throughout the chest. Foliated accents highlight the front outline and sides. Four sliding doors at the top, 2 sliding doors to the bottom left, a pair of wood hinged doors to the bottom right, and two small drawers along the bottom.

Age: Meiji period... Click for details
item #1455644
$4,000.00
Rare Chinese Large Han Dynasty Tomb Pottery Figure of a Farmer
Rare Chinese large and beautifully sculpted terra cotta figure of a farmer. Standing with a long spade and a handleless shovel in his hands, he tilts his head slightly upward as if surveying his crops or checking the weather. He is dressed in boots and a hat and his robe is secured around his waist with a belt from which hangs another tool or knife. Sculpted with the simplified geometric proportions traditional during the Han period but unusually large in scale. Intended for burial, this... Click for details
item #1455642
Japanese Woodblock Print of a Strong Woman by Taiso Yoshitoshi
Antique Japanese woodblock print, framed oban diptych entitled "The Story of the Strong Woman Takashima Oiko of Omi Provence" from the series "A New Selection of Eastern Brocade Pictures" by Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839-1892). In the scene, the strong-woman, Takashima Oiko leads Saeki Urinaga, the sumo wrestler home in order to strengthen him for an up coming match. Printer: Tsunajima Kamekichi.

Age: 1889

Dimensions: diptych print: 14" high x 19" wide. Framed: 21" high x... Click for details
item #1455636
Japanese Tansu Chest 2 Section for Clothing Kiri Early Showa Furniture
A vintage Japanese 2 section Tansu chest made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All original bronze hardware with straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nail construction. 3 drawer top section and 2 drawer bottom section. Both sections can be separated for use and display in different rooms of a home. Side handles used to carry each section from place to place with the lower section handles serving a dual purpose of also securing the top section in place.

Age: Early Showa... Click for details
item #1455635
Japanese Tansu Chest Kotansu (Personal Storage) Kiri Taisho Furniture
An antique Japanese chest called Kotansu (for personal storage) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All original bronze hardware with straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nail construction. Two sliding doors open to a spacious compartment separated by a center shelf. 5 drawers for additional storage and organizing.

Age: 1910-1920 (Late Meiji-Taisho Period)

Dimensions: 23 3/4" Wide by 18 7/8" High by 11 7/8" Deep
item #1455634
Japanese Antique Wood Carving of a Pair of Fu-dogs
Antique Japanese wood carving of a pair of fu-dogs (shishi) near a waterfall. Playfully, they chase each other over the flowing stream. Clouds billow over head. Carved of keyaki (zelkova - Japanese elm) wood with details in black and red pigment.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 9" high x 28 1/2" long
item #1455630
Japanese Tansu Chest Kotansu (Personal Storage) Kiri Taisho Furniture
An antique Japanese tansu chest known as a Kotansu (for personal storage) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. Original bronze hardware. Six drawers of various sizes for organization and storage. Two sliding doors with a shelf behind. Constructed using hardened wood nails. It would make a practical side table or a nightstand.

Age: Late Meiji-Taisho (1910-1920)

Dimensions: 23 3/4" Wide by 19 1/4" High by 11 5/8" Deep
item #1455549
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Japanese Small Chest Kotansu Antique Personal Storage Kirinoki Taisho
An antique Japanese Kotansu (small personal storage chest) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All original bronze hardware. Two sliding doors open to a spacious storage area with a split level shelf. 5 drawers provide additional storage and organization. Constructed using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wood nails. Makes a great side table or functional nightstand.

Age: Late Meiji-Taisho (1910-1920)

Dimensions: 24" Wide by 21 1/2" High by 13" Deep
item #1455502
$850.00
2 Section Kamo Kimono Tansu Japanese Chest Kirinoki w/ Hidden Secret
A vintage Japanese 2 section Kamo Kimono Tansu chest made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia). All original hardware with maker's name engraved into the main lock plate. Upper section features two large hinged doors behind which are 8 kimono trays for storing textiles. The lower section has 3 drawers for additional spacious storage. Below the bottom drawer lies a false floor cover that hides a secret compartment where important papers and valuables were kept.

The Kamo Tansu originates... Click for details
item #1455501
$2,000.00
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