Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Porcelain Figure of Fukurokuju
A charming porcelain figurine of Fukurokuju, one of the Seven Lucky Gods of Fortune. Fukurokuju is the god of wisdom and longevity, and is easily recognized by characteristics such as his dramatic, elongated forward, his root wood cane, and the scroll he holds. He wears a beautiful, flowing robe with flying cranes accented by gilt outlines. The cranes are an attribute to Fukurokuju as they, too, are a symbol of longevity.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Size: 7" L x 6" W x 12" H
item #1358082
Reversible Contemporary 3-Section Japanese Kaidan Step Tansu
Japanese contemporary Kaidon tansu known as a step tansu. Comprised of three sections. Made with solid Keyaki (elm) wood, this tansu will hold many precious things within its various size drawers and compartments. Each compartment opens from both sides, so this Kaidon can be facing either direction. Its doors feature vertical slats to create an interesting contrast of texture and design. The brass hardware adds subtle decoration such as lotus pod backplates with ring pulls and scrolling warabite... Click for details
item #1358063
Contemporary Hardwood Table
Contemporary Japanese side table. Made with unusual, mixed hardwoods, creating a bold contrast of color and grains. Its tabletop is accented by lighter wood inlay "butterflies" to hold together the natural fissures of the wood. The second tier below is secured into each leg by mortise and tenon joinery.

Size: 59" L x 18.25" W x 31" H
item #1358007
Antique Korean Small Burl Front Vanity Box
A small Korean vanity box, with gorgeous natural burl front drawers, opened by brass handles. The top drawer has a charming drawer pull in the form of a turtle.

Size: 20" L x 9.5" W x 18"H
item #1357997
Chinese Glazed Yixing Teapot
A rather unusual glazed Chinese yixing tea pot. Traditionally, mixing tea posts are unglazed and this pot combines unglazed sections, such as the interior and the glazes that encompass the exterior side of the pot. The pot contains a seal on both the undersides of the lid and pot, of the maker attributing to Zhao Jingnan. Zhao Jingnan was a noted artist specializing in producing fixing and zhisha tea wares during the Qing Dynasty. It is thought that he was able to produce various objects using... Click for details
item #1357850
Antique Korean Small Cabinet
A small, charming Korean single section cabinet. Three drawers with persimmon panels line the top of the cabinet, with a set of double doors below, on decorative iron hinges incised with sand dollars, and a central filigree edged lock. Within are two small drawers and a large open compartment. The very bottom of the piece has a front drop down lid with roomy open storage inside. The edges of the piece feature iron braces with floral motif studs.

19th century

Size: 25" L... Click for details
item #1357667
Antique Chinese Hardwood Altar Table
Antique Chinese hardwood altar table, with attractive natural woodgrain with dark finish. Simplistic design of scrolling feet and side bracing between each leg. Early 20th century, circa 1930s.

Size: 72" L x 16" W x 28" H
item #1357650
Antique Japanese Fireman's Coat with Kinko and Carp
Antique Japanese fireman's coat, cotton indigo dyed with sashiko stitching and freehand paste resist decoration (tsutsugaki). Design of Immortal God Kinko Sennon riding a giant carp.

Size: 46" W x 40" H
item #1357513
Antique Japanese Tsutsugaki Futon Cover with Baku
Antique Japanese cotton woven futon cover, dyed with a paste resist technique called Tsutsugaki on an indigo ground with the mythical creature Baku, devourer of dreams and nightmares and protector against evil. The Baku should not be summoned without caution, however, as ancient legends say that if he is not satisfied after consuming one's nightmares, he may instead devour their hopes and dreams.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Size: 64.5" x 53"
item #1357510
Full Size Antique Chinese Hardwood Altar Table
Chinese hardwood altar table, made of solid elm wood with its original red lacquer finish. Carved with dramatic scrolling legs on elevated feet. Five panel carvings in front depict various scenes with auspicious elements, dragon carvings in archaic style, the underside with scalloped edges. The altar style edges curl upwards in a scrolling fashion, with reticulated carvings of dragons below either side.

18th Century

Size: 83" L x 21" W x 35" H
item #1357501
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