Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Chinese Chest 2 Drawer 2 Door 19th C Hardwood
An antique Chinese chest made of hardwood and featuring 2 side by side drawers with removable 2 doors and separator. Used as a side table, it has spacious storage space behind the doors. Original metal hardware.

Age: 19th Century

Dimensions: 37" Wide by 32 1/2" High by 16 3/4" Deep
item #1436803
Antique Japanese Kyoto Mizuya Tansu 2 Section Keyaki & Hinoki Meiji
An antique Japanese Kyoto Mizuya Tansu (kitchen chest) in 2 sections made of Keyaki (Zelkova), Hinoki (Cypress), Kaki (Persimmon) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. All original bronze hardware with burled Keyaki door panels and drawer fronts. Unique and natural thunder bolt-like grain pattern on the Hinoki wood frame. Side horizontal supports add strength and aesthetic beauty to the tansu. Inverted trapezoid shaped runners at the base of each sliding door.

Its original use was as a kitchen... Click for details
item #1436802
Antique Chinese Orange Lacquer Beijing Chest 19th C 2 Drawer 2 Doors
An antique Chinese orange lacquer two drawer chest with hinged doors made of a hardwood. The doors and the center separator are all removable. It would make a wonderful room accent piece and function to provide a substantial storage space.

Age: 19th Century

Dimensions: 38 3/4" Wide by 33 1/2" High by 16" Deep
item #1436795
Antique Chinese Side Table with Two Drawers 19th C Hardwood
An antique Chinese side table with two drawers. Made from a hardwood, the red with hints of a black lacquer undercoat finish is reminiscent of Japanese Negoro lacquer.

It would make a beautiful altar stand or a useful side stand.

Age: 19th Century

Dimensions: 35 1/4" Wide by 35 3/4" High by 15" Deep
item #1436793
Rare Japanese Matsumoto Choba Tansu (Merchant Chest) Keyaki Meiji
A rare an high quality Japanese Matsumoto Choba Tansu (merchant chest from the Matsumoto region of Japan) made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. All original hand forged iron hardware with full moon style lock plates and Warabite handles. Recessed side handles lift open to accommodate a wood pole through each handle allowing two persons to carry the tansu from place to place. Solid floating wood panels on the side, the top and the sliding doors were used to prevent cracks over... Click for details
item #1436790
Stunning Japanese Ko Tansu (Personal Storage Chest) Lacquer Kiri Meiji
An antique Japanese Ko Tansu (personal storage chest) made of Kiri (Paulownia) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. All original hand forged iron hardware with auspicious Paulownia leaf lock plates and Warabite handles. The original finish was done in a wiped Urushi lacquer technique for both the drawer fronts and the tansu body.

It was used in a wealthy Japanese home to store personal effects, ephemera, writing tools, and other miscellaneous sundries. In a modern home, it would make the... Click for details
item #1436786
Antique Japanese Isho Tansu 2 Section Kiri/Sugi Late Meiji Era
An antique Japanese 2 section Isho Tansu made of Kiri (Paulownia) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. Upper section has sliding doors that open to a pair of small drawers and a storage compartment with a split level shelf. The bottom section has a configuration of large and small drawers for kimono storage.

Age: Late Meiji Era (1900-1910)

Dimensions: 45" Wide by 43" High by 16" Deep
item #1436735
Japanese Antique Ryukyu Cha Tansu (Tea Chest) Lacquer & Shell Okinawa
Antique Japanese Ryukyu Cha Tansu (display and storage chest for tea items). Lacquered black and inlaid with Mother of Pearl (Raden) in intricate and extraordinarily fine designs of noblemen and scholars in pavilion gardens. The upper portion has a compartment with four sliding panels. Below this are two open shelves inlaid with larger designs of birds on a blossoming dogwood branch. The lower portion has a large compartment with two large dowel-hinged doors on the left side and a rounded... Click for details
item #1436463
Japanese Antique Two-Section Isho Tansu with Round Locks
Antique Japanese isho tansu (chest on chest for clothing). Made all of kiri (paulownia) wood. The top section has two large full-width drawers while the bottom section has a full-width drawer and a medium sized drawer beside two small drawers in the lower right hand portion. Iron hardware includes matching large round lock plates and foliate corner bracing on each drawer. Richly grained wood and natural finish.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 41 1/2" high x 34"... Click for details
item #1436457
Japanese Antique Large Hanging Temple Lantern (Tsuridoro)
Antique Japanese large hanging Buddhist temple lantern made of gilt copper. Elaborately designed with a three dimensional hexagonal form and decorated all over with pierced scrolling filigree featuring chrysanthemum blossoms and swirling mist. Smaller friezes display ocean waves. Raised roundels with peonies decorate the feet. The interior is lined with rice paper.

Age: Late Meiji Period (circa 1900)

Dimensions: 29" high x 33" long x 31" wide
item #1436420
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