Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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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
$1,200.00
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
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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
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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
$750.00
Very 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
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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
$4,500.00
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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Antique Japanese Tohoku Tansu Keyaki Burl Double Drawer Kimono Chest
An antique Japanese Tohoku Tansu made of beautiful Keyaki Burl root (Zelkova) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Original finish and hand made iron fittings including stylized Kakute handles. The top and sides used a traditional wiped lacquer technique. Raised tea leaf style corners on the drawers which is a traditional design for this region of tansu. Constructed using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wood nails. Used as a double drawer kimono storage chest.

Meiji period... Click for details
item #1418995
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Antique Japanese Katana Tansu (Sword Chest) Kirinoki Meiji Period
An antique Japanese Katana Tansu (sword chest) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All of the iron fittings are original and hand made including the Hirute handles. Constructed using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails.

Age: Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 43 5/8" Wide x 12" High x 12 1/8"Deep
item #1418992
$1,650.00
Antique Japanese Kuruma Tansu (Wheeled Chest) Edo Period Kurinoki
Rare an unusual antique Japanese Kuruma Tansu (Wheeled Chest) made of Kurinoki (Chestnut) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Strength and durability provided by wood structural slats on all sides as well as the top. Split level shelf behind the sliding front doors with two small storage drawers along the front bottom. Both the finish and the hand made iron fittings are original to the chest.

Age: Mid Edo Period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 31 1/2" Wide x 27 1/2" High x 17" Deep
item #1418991
Price on Request
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