Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Funa Tansu (Captains Chest) Rare
Rare Japanese Funa Tansu known as a Ship Captain's vault chest. Made with beautiful original thick Hinoki (Japanese cedar) wood, with triangular mortis and tenon joinery. The corners and drawers are accented by attractive ash color iron plating. The inside of the chest holds a unique array of seven drawers in a natural finish, with hirute type drawer pulls and all but three with additional locks.

An old Japanese label remains on the second drawer down. This tansu also features a hidden... Click for details
item #1358877
Antique Set of Betel Nut Cutters
An antique set of four Indonesian betel nut cutters. Three of the smaller cutters are made with mixed metals and iron; One with the head of a goose, one with the head of a serpent, and one shaped as a peacock. The largest of the set is hand-carved into a playful dog.

The practice of betel nut chewing is common in many parts of South Asia. Slices of the areca nut would be wrapped in betel leaves and chewed, giving a mild stimulant effect. Sometimes tobacco and slaked lime would be... Click for details
item #1358815
Antique Chinese Jade Archer's Ring
Antique Chinese jade archer's ring. The edges are hand-carved with the image of a chimera over a crosshatch ground.

Dimensions: 1.25" x 1.25"
item #1358813
Antique Chinese Porcelain Narcissus Bowl
Antique Chinese porcelain bowl, of an oval form with ribbed sides and a famille rose color palette. The yellow sides are incised with various Chinese inscriptions in blue glaze while several key characters are glazed in red. The foot is tall and deeply recessed with a red seal of Daoguang (1821-1850). The bowl is placed within a dramatic metal display of a fleur de lys design, raising it on narcissus style legs.

Size: (including stand) 12.5" L x 8.5" D x 6"H
item #1358807
Contemporary Korean Kitchen Cabinet
Contemporary Korean single section kitchen cabinet, made with bold elm wood (Keyaki in Japanese). This piece has an upper and lower set of sliding doors with attractive latticework over rice paper. The top and mid region have four small drawers across, with the very top middle drawers as hidden compartments. The bottom of the piece has two doors on hinges, and a middle lock to match the others.

Size: 37.75" L x 17.25" W x 65" H
item #1358754
Antique Japanese Ashinaga Candlestick Holder
A charming candlestick figure of Ashinaga, a playful spirit in Japanese folklore with incredibly long legs. His counterpart, Tenaga, is the long-armed spirit who would ride on Ashinaga's shoulders and, working together, they would catch many fish from the ocean. Ashinaga is hand-carved with adorable features.

Size: 4.25" L x 3.5" D 16" H
item #1358748
Japanese Noh Choken Gold Phoenixes and Vine
A beautiful Japanese Noh Theatre Choken robe for dance performance. Hand-woven Asawith intricate gold thread motifs of flying phoenixes and cherry blossoms on branches against a white ground.

Date: Taisho Period

Size: 49" L x 31" H
item #1358561
Japanese Silk Fabric with Flowers
Japanese section of silk fabric, hand-woven in cream white and gold thread in delicate patterns of flowers.

Size: 79.5" x 40"
item #1358558
Japanese Silk Fabric with Gold Thread
Antique Japanese 15ft long section of silk fabric, hand-woven with gold thread in motifs of flora and fauna on a bright orange background.

Size: 180" L (15ft) x 27.5"
item #1358550
Japanese Silk Kimono with Flowers
Japanese silk kimono with shibori style ground, motifs of coins with peonies, kiri leaves, pine trees, and other floral elements against geometric patterns. Splashes of pink add a touch of feminine color to the kimono.

Size: 49" L x 66" H
item #1358516
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