Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Ko Tansu (Personal Storage Chest) Kirinoki Edo Period
An antique Japanese Edo era Ko Tansu (personal storage chest) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All original finish and hand made iron fittings. Made with straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails. Original used to store daily documents, ephemera, small utilitarian accessories and personal items. Present day uses include using it as a small side table or a bedside nightstand.
item #1420003
Antique Japanese Low Mizuya Tansu Hinoki & Cryptomeria Meiji period
An antique Japanese low Mizuya Tansu (kitchen chest) made of Hinoki (Cypress) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria). Two sliding doors open to a spacious storage area with a removable shelf. Originally this chest was used for the storage of water jars. Present day uses would include doubling as a stereo cabinet or acting as a beautiful buffet.

Age: Meiji Period (1880-1900)

Dimensions: 42" Wide x 33" High x 16 1/2" Deep
item #1419908
Asian Prehistoric Clay Jar
Asian archaic clay jar with design of fish nets in soft red hue, clay showing signs of roots, repairs to lip.

East Bay Collection
Dates Approximately 1500 BC
Size H 9 1/4" x W 9"
item #1419905
Antique Japanese Kasane Tansu (Stacking Chest on Chest) Kirinoki Meiji
An antique Japanese Kimono Kasane Tansu (stacking chest on chest) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. Original hand made iron fittings with an open ceremonial fan design on the lock plates and Hirute drawer handles. Recessed hidden side handles on the upper section. The bottom section features slightly exposed side handles serving a dual purpose both as carrying handles as well as locking connections to the upper half of the tansu.

Age: Late Meiji Period... Click for details
item #1419538
Antique Japanese Chobako (Merchant Box) Kurinoki Meiji Era Signed
An antique Japanese Chobako (merchant storage box) made of Kurinoki (Chestnut) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. All original hand made iron fittings including the Hirute drawer handles and the Warabite carrying handle. It features unique Cherry blossom escutcheons behind the drawer handles and a coin slot at the top that drops into the top left drawer. The other 5 drawers were used to safely keep small store valuables.

Signed at the base that translates to read: "Made Meiji 40... Click for details
item #1419533
Japanese Antique Gourd-shaped Wasp Nest Bamboo Basket
Lovely Japanese Antique gourd-shaped wasp nest bamboo basket, with unusually large size and with metal flower insert at largest bulb. Wisteria branch wooden base and woven throughout basket body.

Size: 23.25"H x 16"D x 5"W
Circa 1930s
item #1419483
Antique India Hardwood Carving of a Mythical Bird
Antique India hardwood carving of a mythical bird with a hooked beak, hardhat head, pinecone body and tail feathers pointed down. Xanabu Collection
Dates 19th/20th Century
Size H 18 1/2" x W 17" x D 9"
item #1419482
Rare Antique Japanese Funa Tansu (Ship Chest) Edo Era Keyaki
A very rare antique Japanese Funa Tansu (captain's ship chest) made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Kirinoki (Paulownia) woods with a Urushi lacquer finish. All original hand made iron fittings with strapping over the top, sides and back of the chest. Unusual bottom hinged door design where the right door opens to two drawers behind and the left pho hinged door slides across revealing a small drawer and another pho drawer. This pho drawer is actually a cover that hides a Kirinoki wood pull out box. ... Click for details
item #1419466
Price on Request
Antique Chinese Coffer Table Elm Zhejiang Province 18th Century
An antique Chinese Coffer Table made entirely of Elm wood. Originating from the Zhejiang Province it epitomizes fine country furniture. It was designed with Peony drawer panels and patinated drawer pulls with a simple locking mechanism for one drawer. Below the drawers are 3 separate reticulated panels featuring a cloud motif and a pair of spandrels showcasing a scrolling leaf pattern that matches the continuity of the theme.

The finish is an original clear lacquer and the natural wear... Click for details
item #1419458
Antique Japanese 2 Section Isho Biraki Tansu Kirinoki Taisho Era
An antique Japanese 2 section Isho Biraki Tansu (Kimono Chest with hinged doors) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. The two doors open to a spacious storage area that houses 2 removable shelves with compartment separators. The bronze and iron fittings are original to the chest. Each section has recessed side handles. The ones on the lower section protrude slightly at act as a locking system when connected to the upper half. Construction includes straight dovetail joinery and... Click for details
item #1419306
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