Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Keyaki Nihonmatsu Isho Tansu
Antique Japanese 2 section isho tansu (clothing chest) from the Nihonmatsu area. Made with keyaki (elm) wood with dramatic grain and original deep reddish orange translucent lacquer finish. The chest is made up of four large drawers and a safe box in the lower right hand side which has two small drawers behind a locking safe door (with key). Lovely iron hardware includes warabite shaped drawer pulls, large lock plates with pine motif and elaborate cross bracing on the the safe door. Solid... Click for details
item #1321780
18th Chinese Antique Red and Gold Lacquer Cabinet
Antique Chinese large cabinet. Beautifully lacquered with scenes of birds and flowers in gold on a red lacquer ground. Large doors open to reveal a compartment with two shelves. The top shelf has two small built in drawers. The sides of the cabinet are lacquered black. Dates from the 18th century. Size: 70 1/4" high x 44" wide x 20 1/4" deep.
item #1321245
Antique Japanese Kiri Tansu with Locking Bar
Antique Japanese tansu chest, made all of kiri (paulownia) wood. The tansu has four large drawers, the bottom two of which are locked with a vertical locking bar also made of kiri wood. The two top drawers have wonderful large iron lock plates in the shape of peony flowers with raised flower buds. The corners of each drawer are reinforced with chrysanthemum shaped ironwork. The lower right side has a safe box with a hinged door reinforced with iron cross bracing. The drawer pulls are... Click for details
item #1321228
Antique Chinese Hardwood Altar Cabinet
A large, hardwood (possible Huanghuali) Chinese antique altar cabinet with brass handles and other hardware, side panels with carvings of reticulated flowers, long underside panel carved with similar floral motif, large open interior space for storage, beautiful wood grain. Dates from the late 19th century. Size: 86" L, 20.5" D, 35" H
item #1320616
Antique Chinese Gilt Ink Stone
Antique Chinese large inkstone with gold lacquer dragons and calligraphy writing. The side is inscribed with a signature. Early 20th century. Size: 9" H x 4" W
item #1320190
Antique Chinese Archaic Jade Carving
Archaic Chinese large white jade with orange and brown areas, carved with geometric designs in the form of a large bird and a small dragon. Size: 8.25" L, 4" W
item #1320187
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Antique Japanese Kiri Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese small choba tansu (merchant chest), made with kiri wood (paulownia) in a original finish. Multi sized drawers with locks for safe storage, shelved interior with sliding doors, small safe box with working key included. Meiji period c1870 Size: 31.5" H, 31.5" W, 16.5" D
item #1320133
Antique Japanese Large Ceramic Jar
Antique Japanese very large ceramic jar with a highly textured form, wide mouth, large dripping area of natural ash glazes in blues and browns with bare tapered foot. Tokoname kilm dates from the Momoyama period 17th century. Size: 24" H x 18" W
item #1320132
Original Antique Chinese Rootwood and Boxwood Acrobat
Charming Chinese acrobat in a handstand atop a natural rootwood base. The acrobat is hand carved out of boxwood. He wears shorts tied at the waist and a pair boots. His hair is tied back and he has a goatee. Very finely carved. It is from the Ching Dynasty, 19th century. It measures 27 tall, about 18" wide at the base. Excellent original condition.
item #1320124
Antique Japanese Satsuma Vase signed Ryozan
A superb Japanese antique satsuma vase with eggshell white crackle underglaze, incredibly detailed artwork of a pheasant perched upon a gnarling branch with berries, wonderful intricate gilt banner design along the top, narrow neck with gilt rim, gilt ring along the foot, signature on bottom - Ryozan of the Yasuda Company.

19th century Meiji Period

Size: 8.25" H, 5" W
item #1319893
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