Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Kotans (Personal Storage Chest) Kirinoki Meiji period
An antique Japanese Kotansu (personal storage chest) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All original hand forged iron hardware including the Warabite handles. With six drawers total this chest was used to store letters, ephemeral, and small personal goods. Side handles were used to move the tansu from room to room.

Contemporary function includes using this as a side table or a bedside nightstand.

Age: Meiji Era: (1880-1890)

Dimensions: 27 1/4" Wide by 21 1/4"... Click for details
item #1448607
Japanese Antique Iron Samurai Go-Mai Dou with Fudo Myo-o
Antique Japanese iron samurai chest armor (dou) with Fudo Myo-o. Made in the five plate, four hinge go-mai chest armor sendai or yukinoshita style. On the breastplate, Fudo Myo-o, one of the five myo-o or Lords of Light stands with sword in hands, the flames of his nimbus swirling around him as he stands on churning waves. Fudo is a fitting subject for samurai armor as his name means "the unmovable or unshakable one". With his fierce appearance he guards the Law of Buddhism from the forces... Click for details
item #1448606
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Rare Antique Japanese Kyushu Choba Tansu (Merchant Chest) Keyaki Meiji
A rare antique Japanese Kyushu Choba Tansu (merchant chest from Kyushu island) made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. The frame of the chest was made using Suginoki wood measuring a very thick 1 1/ 8". Constructed with straight dovetail Japanese joinery and hardened wooden nails. It has 5 drawers and a pair of hinged doors that open to a spacious storage area with a split level shelf. All original hand forged iron hardware.

Age: Early Meiji Period... Click for details
item #1448605
Tibetan Painted Traveling Trunk (Yak Butter Trunk) 18th Century
Antique Tibetan painted traveling trunk (also known as a Yak butter trunk) used to store and transport religious yak butter sculptures and artifacts. The main image shows a flaming jewel while the surrounding painting shows an octagonal foliated grid pattern. The fractal design shows an infinite repetition of the Mandala shapes and patterns. Decorated with the arrow shaped mounts along the edges. The polychrome on wood is all original.

Age: 18th Century

Dimensions: 28 1/4"... Click for details
item #1448604
Japanese Antique Figure of Amida Nyorai on Lotus Throne
Antique Japanese figure of the seated Amida Nyoria (Amitaba) Lord Buddha. He is seated on a lotus throne, his hands in his lap in Dhyan Mudra (meditation). Carved of wood with gilt lacquer and traces of pigments on the lotos throne. His hair atop his subtle ushnisha is arranged in sweeping striations instead of the tight curls more commonly seen. His heavily lidded eyes are inset with glass or crystal and his facial expression radiates a calm stillness.

Age: Edo Period... Click for details
item #1448599
Japanese Antique Oribe Ware Fan Dish
Antique Japanese ceramic Oribe-ware fan-shaped dish. Glazed with a crackle white slip, deep olive-green and brown glaze and decorated with a pair of birds. Slab construction with fabric texture. Cut outs to suggest the ribs of the fan. Stands on three small loop feet. Signed and with tomobako.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 9" long x 11 1/4" wide x 2" high
item #1448597
Chinese Antique Celadon Plate with Twin Fish
Antique Chinese porcelain plate with celadon glaze decorated with a molded raised pair of raised fish in the center. The underside of the plate has a raised lotus motif with petals radiating out from the unglazed foot. The twin fish is an auspicious symbol representing harmonious marriage and good fortune.

Age: Possibly Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Dimensions: 10" wide x 2" high
item #1448593
Large Antique Chinese Carved Lacquer Coromandel Screen with Ladies
Antique Chinese 12-panel coromandel carved lacquer screen. A tranquil scene of court ladies and children, strolling through pavilion gardens, enjoying music and boats. The bottom of the screen is decorated with a band of zodiac animals. The top is decorated with small individual landscapes and flowers with a lovely gold ground. On either side are carved and gilded scholar objects. The reverse side of the screen is a large scale landscape scene of gnarled pines, blossoming plum, bamboo and... Click for details
item #1448542
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Japanese Antique Large Gold Lacquer Buddhist Altar Table
Antique Japanese large Buddhist altar table. Made of carved and lacquered wood and decorated with many petalled chrysanthemums. The kiri blossom in the center is the mon used by the Toyotomi clan. Dramatically curved legs and flanged top. Covered in a warm gilt lacquer finish. The table top is lacquered black.

Age: Late Edo Period

Dimensions: 31 1/2" high (34 1/2" high including flanges) x 82" long x 18 1/2" deep.
item #1448499
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Antique Japanese Kotansu (Organizer Storage Chest) Kiri Meiji Period
An antique Japanese Kotansu (organizer storage chest) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulwonia) wood. Hand forged iron hardware with Warabite handles. 9 drawers used for organizing artist supplies, Japanese carpenter hardware or store supplies. Constructed using straight dovetail Japanese joinery and hardened wooden nails. A very utilitarian chest that would work well in any home decor.

Age: Meiji Period (1880-1890)

Dimensions: 33 3/8" Wide by 13 5/8" High by 16 1/2" Deep
item #1448437
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