Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Keyaki Wood Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese choba tansu, merchant's storage chest. This front of this tansu is made all of keyaki (elm) wood with original translucent lacquer finish and dramatic grain. The top portion has 2 sliding panels. The middle portion of the chest has a pair of large sliding panels which open to a compartment with one shelf. The right hand side and bottom portion of the chest are made up of 7 drawers of various sizes and a compartment with a drop in door panel.

Taisho Period... Click for details
item #1353854
Antique Japanese Two Section Futon Tansu
Antique Japanese two section futon tansu. The upper section has double sliding burl wood panel doors which house a roomy storage interior. The bottom section is comprised of six burl front drawers with decorative cloud design locks.

Size: 69" L x 28.25" W x 69.25" H
item #1353799
Antique Thai Chofa Temple Roof Adornment
Unusual Thai architectural sculpture known as a chofa. These beast-like ornaments embellish temple and palace rooftops as a symbol of power and protection. Natural patina and remnants of red and gilt lacquer show antiquity. A photo is shown to demonstrate how a chofa would look while still in place on a temple roof. The temple shown is in Chiang Mai, the largest and most culturally rich city in Thailand.

19th century or earlier

Size: (on stand) 12" W x 17" D x 65" H... Click for details
item #1353455
Chinese Jade Bowl Carved with Auspicious Symbols
Chinese jade bowl, carved with a scrolling vine motif and auspicious symbols. The foot of the bowl is bordered by a lotus pattern. Finely carved of very thin jade of a beautiful mottled green. Circa 1950

Size: 7" wide diameter
item #1353440
Japanese Framed Woodblock Print by Joichi Hoshi
Japanese framed woodblock print by Joichi Hoshi (1913-1979), (1913-1979) "Moon and Tree", signed in pencil, circa 1978.

Size: 10" L x 12.5" H (entire frame) 5.25" L x 8" H (print only)
item #1353388
Antique Japanese Signed Tiger Okimono
A Japanese okimono of a tiger, fully carved out of Keyaki (elm) wood with fantastic detailing. The tiger sits hunched over with fixated eyes, fangs out, and tail wrapped tightly against its body. Signature on bottom reads : Chizan December, Meiji 18th year.

Size: 5.5" L x 6" W x 5.5" H
item #1353063
Antique Japanese Ranma (transom)
Antique Japanese hardwood ranma (transom) with a black lacquer frame, carved with scenic imagery of large temple lanterns, pine trees, stylized bridge, and an island village.

Size: 73.5" L x 1" D x 15" H
item #1353035
Antique Japanese Ranma (transom)
Antique Japanese hardwood ranma (transom) with a black lacquer frame, carved with scene of a bridge, surrounded by small islands with pine trees.

Size: 74" L x 1" D x 13.5" H
item #1353011
Antique Japanese Plum Branch Ranma (transom)
Antique Japanese hardwood ranma (transom), ornately carved with a descending plum tree (ume) branch, bearing flowers in bloom.

Size: 73.5" L x 1" D x 20.75" H
item #1353009
Antique Tribal Naga Beaded Necklace
Antique tribal necklace of the Naga people, native to north east India /north west Burma, composed of multicolored beads of coral, glass, quartz, and brass bells.

19th/20th century

Size: 13" length
item #1353008
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