Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Antique Buddhist Dragon Textile
Antique Japanese long silk textile, possibly used as an altar cloth. Made of blue silk and woven with thin strips of metal leaf covered paper in a dramatic scene of a dragon in swirling clouds above waves. Framed in antique silk textile with woven designs of dragons.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 36" wide x 11 1/2 feet long
item #1410748
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Antique Japanese Ko Tansu
An antique Japanese Ko Tansu made of Kiri wood (paulownia). Charming round lock design, overall with 6 drawers and safe door compartment with two drawers behind. Good condition overall.

Date: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Measures: 19.25"H x 21.5"W x 12"D
item #1410710
Antique Japanese Two Section Kasane Tansu
An antique Japanese two section tansu with lovely fan lock made of Kiri and Sugi. Mokko hardware with raised tea leaf corners. The chest's top portion has two large drawers with an adjacent small drawer and locked door with two interior drawers. The bottom section has two large drawers. Good condition overall.

Date: mid Meiji (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 36" tall X 40 " wide X 17" deep
item #1410706
Antique Japanese Two Section Gifu Choba Tansu
An antique Japanese Gifu Choba Tansu made of Hinoki and Sugi wood. Top section has two slat sliding doors with two small interior drawers. The bottom section has a pair of sliding doors , five drawers and a safe compartment.Excellent condition.

Date: Mid Meiji (1868 - 1912)

Dimensions: 35" wide X 17" deep X 62" tall (both sections top section is 24" tall & bottom section is 38"
item #1410474
Antique Japanese Choba Tansu
An antique Japanese Choba Tansu (merchant chest) from the Niigata region of Japan. The front section is made of burled keyaki (Zelkova) and the sides are sugi (Crytomeria). The tansu has a pair of burled wood sliding doors over two burled drawers with heavy iron locks. Exceptional burled Keyaki wood.

Date: Early Meiji - 1870's

Dimensions: 34" tall X 32" wide X 20" deep
item #1410473
Stunning Antique Japanese Keyaki Choba Tansu
A Japanese antique merchant (Choba) tansu made of thick quartered sawn keyaki wood with keyaki burl wood doors. The wonderful hardware is hand made iron. The casing is crytomeria. The tansu's top section has three top drawers. The mid section has sliding doors with an interior shelf and adjacent two drawers. The lower section has 4 small drawers and below them 3 more smaller drawers. Beautiful original finish in great condition.

Date: early Meiji 1870's

Dimensions: 36" tall... Click for details
item #1410471
Antique Japanese Ko Tansu
An antique small tansu of kiri wood from the Taisho period. Sliding doors behind which books and small objects were stored. Lower drawers were used to store documents, photos, ephemera, receipts, etc.

Original bronze hardware. The sliding door handles feature a quarter moon casting light on a garden of flowers and the lock plates have a Kamon *family crest" design of a Botan (Peony) blossom with its leaves encircling the flower.

Date: Taisho period... Click for details
item #1410342
An Antique Bronze Tibetan Yama Dharmaraja
An antique bronze Yama Dharmaraja. Yama Dharmaraja is an emanation of Manjushri and is a Tantric Buddhist deity and a protector deity. The name means 'Lord of Death, King of the Law. Dharma is the law of cause and effect (karma).

Date: 18th Century (early to mid 1700's)

Dimensions: 6.5" tall X 5" wide X 2" deep
item #1410331
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An Antique Bronze Tang-Sui Votive with 7 Buddhas
An rare an early gilt on bronze Tang-sui votive on four curved feet with vine branches holding seven Buddhas. These images appear early Buddhist iconography representing the Buddhas of the Past. Later these multiple images became one image. This votive was made for personal devotion. See Anthony Lin Exhibition "Icons and Iconoclasts". Good condition with wear and loss from age.

Date: Late Sui Early Tang Dynasty (581-618, 608-907)

Dimensions: 5.5" tall X 4.5" wide X... Click for details
item #1410330
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Antique Persian Damascene Hookah Stand
An antique Persian hookah conical stand with Damascene silver and gold inlay. Geometric shapes surrounding six floral panels. Old losses.

Dates: Late 17th to early 18th century

Provenance Handley Estate purchased from London Spinks : Auction 1985

Dimensions: 8" X 7.5" diameter
item #1410086
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