Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Thai Antique Bronze Seated Buddha, Ayutthaya Kingdom
Antique Thai figure of seated Buddha Shakyamuni. Made of bronze and seated with his hands folded in meditation (Dhyana mudra). Downcast eyes with lids barely open, a gentle smile on his face, he exudes a sense of calm. With lovely patina and traces of gilt. Age: Ayutthaya (1350-1767 A.D.) Dimensions: 10 3/4" high x 7" wide x 2 1/2" deep
item #1440815
Antique Painted Wooden Box, Punjab Province
Antique wooden box, round from with lid, from Punjab Province, Pakistan/India. Carved and painted with designs of fish and flowers. Painted with natural red and black pigments.

Age: late 19th/early 20th century

Dimensions: 6 1/2" high x 4 3/4" wide diameter
item #1440804
Antique Korean True Chest Red Pine Double Gourd Mounts 19th C
An antique Korean true chest made entirely of red pine wood. Nickel hardware with double gourd hard mounts and stylized Chrysanthemum nail heads. Originally used to store valuables. Possibly originates from North Korea. Constructed using dovetail joinery.

Age: 19th Century

30 1/2" Wide by 17" High by 17 5/8" Deep
item #1440709
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
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
Antique Tibetan Traveling Trunk Hand Painted Leather Over Wood
An antique Tibetan traveling trunk made of hand hewn Pine wood. Leather was stretched over the wood and hand painted in polychrome lacquer. There are arrow shaped hard mounts, butterfly appliqué mounts on the corners and Dorje accents. The central panel features an offering tray of Hoju (sacred jewels). Stylized Peonies decorate the trunk and the main colors used were analogous primary hues. The cover of the top features a green water dragon.

Age: 19th Century

Dimensions:... Click for details
item #1440309
Antique Korean Two Section Nong Bridal Chest Maple Accents
This is an antique two section Korean Nong made of a hardwood with beautiful Maple wood accents. Original Nickel hardware with four drawers along the upper part of each section. There are bat handles representing happiness and medallions behind the lower handles signifying a wedding. The four carved panels on the upper half display two scenes of deer searching for the magic mushroom Lingzhi and two scenes of a Phoenix next to the Paulownia tree.

This chest was part of a bride's... Click for details
item #1440291
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
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
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
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