Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Antique Bamboo Ikebana Basket with Wisteria Vine
Antique Japanese ikebana basket for flower arranging. Made of light color split bamboo woven into a rounded form. Contrasting dark and twisting wisteria vines make up the handle and pierce the undulating form of the basket.

Age: Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 15" high x 12" wide x 11" deep
item #1432778
Antique Japanese Wedding Kimono Tansu Kiri Edo Period Rare Design
Antique Japanese wedding kimono Tansu made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All original hand made heavy gauge iron fittings and thick wood construction for strength and durability including straight dovetail Japanese joinery and hardened wooden nails. Specially commissioned chest for use as part of a bride's dowry to store her formal wedding kimono, her formal after wedding kimono and her informal wedding celebration kimono. The two small bottom drawers were used to store her wedding... Click for details
item #1432774
Japanese Antique Maki-e Lacquer Hibachi with Irises and Hydrangeas
Antique Japanese round hibachi made of kiri (paulownia) wood and lacquered with highly raised maki-e design of irises and hydrangeas. Exuberant blossoms in gold and black lacquer with shell inlay. With a copper insert. This hibachi was originally used as a household brazier.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 9" high x 15" wide
item #1432745
17th Century Japanese Baku Mythical Elephants
Pair of early Edo period carved Baku mythological elephants. These would have been built into the design of a temple, displayed high up by the beam construction. Hand carved with great care from a single piece of Keyaki hardwood (zelkova wood).

Baku are Japanese supernatural beings that dispel evil spirits and devour nightmares when the mouth is open and retain good spirits when the mouth is closed. They have a long history in Japanese folklore and art, and more recently have... Click for details
item #1432724
Kusuri Tansu (Apothecary Chest) 92 Drawer Japanese Antique Edo Era
Stunning original 92 drawer Japanese Kusuri Tansu (apothecary chest). Originally used to store herbs and spices for healing the body. Made of 100% hinoki wood (Japanese Cypress wood). Has a warm natural finish. Hand forged pulls located on each drawer.

Edo Period C. early 19th Century

36 1/2" high X 38" wide X 9" deep
item #1432720
Antique Japanese Kansai Choba Tansu Lacquered Hinoki Meiji Period
An antique Japanese Kansai Choba Tansu (merchant chest) made of Hinoki (Cypress) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Beautiful original Urushi lacquer finish and hand made iron fittings including the Warabite handles. Sliding doors hide a spacious area that was used to store business books and records while the 11 drawers held all things suitable for a merchant e.g. writing brushes, inkstone, receipts, valuables and money.

Each side has handles for carrying about the chest. The swivel... Click for details
item #1432691
Large Oushak Turkish Handknotted Wool Carpet
Large Oushak Turkish hand knotted angora wool carpet with lovely color and deep luxurious pile, made with rich color vegetable died palette of rust gold reds and various blues with charcoal and apple greens.

Size: 14.4' x 15.9'

Age: circa 1920s
item #1432658
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Japanese Antique Bamboo Ikebana Basket with Rope Bamboo
Stunning Antique Japanese moon handle basket for ikebana flower arranging. Made of split bamboo that has been twisted into rope and woven tightly together along with criss-crossing whole bamboo stalks. The deep reddish color of the split bamboo contrasts dramatically with the light color bamboo stalks. The wildness of the weaving highlights the tidiness of the overall form of the basket. Excellent original condition.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 16 1/2" high... Click for details
item #1432533
Japanese Antique Tobako-bon (Tobacco Box)
Antique Japanese Tobako-bon (tobacco box) with two small drawers. The top portion has an open square compartment lined with copper, a small rectangular-shaped space and another square compartment closed with a wooden lid. Just above the drawers is a long diagonal space to hold pipes. The box has a bamboo handle for carrying. Made with hardwood burl with dramatic swirling figure. Excellent original finish and condition.

Age: Early Taisho Period (c.1920)

Dimensions: 6" high... Click for details
item #1432532
Japanese Antique Rare Gyosho Bako (Peddler's Box) Set for a Barber
Antique Japanese rare gyosho bako (peddler's box) for a barber. A set of 3 separated boxes that fit together and can be easily carried. The largest box has 5 drawers with bronze hardware including hirute shaped drawer pulls and decorative peony back plates. The top of the box has 2 open compartments, a small covered compartment, and a handle for carrying. On the right side, a smaller box attaches onto the large box with 2 hooks. This box is narrow and has one compartment divided on the... Click for details
item #1432527
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