Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Japanese Antique Small Gigaku Mask of the Demon Konron
Antique Japanese small Gigaku performance mask. Gigaku (literally meaning "skill music") is an earlier form of Japanese theatre that was brought over from Korea and China in 612. Gigaku reached a high point during the Nara Period and continued it's popularity until it was eventually replaced by Bugaku theatre. Traditionally performed outdoors at a temple, Gigaku masks were carved with exaggerated features in order for them to be seen by an audience seated at a distance. There are 14... Click for details
item #1443558
Very Rare Edo Japanese Nagamochi Karuma Castle Tansu
A Very rare an extraordinary antique Japanese Karuma tansu (wheeled chest) made of kirinoki (paulownia) wood. Extremely rare design, Most possibly a tansu from the Akita Castle.
All original including the finish and hand forged iron fittings. Top hinged lid over a thin flat compartment, sliding door compartment locked door reveals inner drawers, bottom sliding door compartment has key that reveals small drawers. There are iron rope rings on each corner to help roll this chest form... Click for details
item #1443554
19th Century Chinese Huanghuali Scroll Table
Antique Chinese solid Huanghuali (hardwood) scroll table, see with its conserved original warm tone finish. Beautiful dramatic sweeping grain with single huanghuali slab top. Joints look to be all original and in great shape. The hand carving is well done with small details showing.

Age: 19th Century (C. 1840's)

Dimensions: 68 1/2" long x 18 1/2" deep x 31" high
item #1443553
Unusual Antique Japanese Kasana Tansu
An antique Japanese casante (stacking chest on chest) tansu in 2 sections made of kiri (paulownia wood). Original hand forged iron hardware with oversized round handle plates. As always beautiful joinery including straight dovetails and age consistent hardened wood nails.
Originates Sakata Shonai, Japan

Age: Meiji period (1868 - 1912)

Dimensions: 34 1/3" wide x 45 1/4" high x 16 1/2" deep
item #1443541
Unusual Small Chinese Hardwood Altar Cabinet
An unusual small sized Jumu (chinese elm) hardwood Chinese altar cabinet with hand forged brass pulls and hardware. Side panels with hand carved reticulated flowers, long underside panel carved with similar floral motif, large open interior space for storage, beautiful wood grain. Overall in excellent original condition with stunning light natural finish.

Age: Late 19th century Dimensions: 48" long x 24" high x 17" deep
item #1443528
Japanese Zenga Staff Scroll Painting by Zen master Nakahara Nantenbō
Japanese Zenga scroll painting of a staff by the Zen master Nakahara Nantenbō (Toju Zenchu) (1839–1925). Born into the Shioda samurai clan in Saga Prefecture, Nantenbō lost his mother when he was 7 years old and was sent to Yukoji monastery to study as a novice when he was 11 where he became a monk of the the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism. From there he trained at many different centers, making a pilgrimage to visit twenty four leading Zen masters, earning an inka (certificate of... Click for details
item #1443490
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Antique Japanese Single Section Futon Tansu
Antique Japanese single section futon tansu. Beautiful quarter sawn keyaki hardwood frame and sliding front panels. A full length shelf is seen splitting the main compartment. Makes for a great buffet or media cabinet. Warm original finish in great condition.

Age: Meiji Period(1868 - 1912)

Dimensions: 69" Wide by 31" High by 17 5/8" Deep
item #1443489
Japanese Geta Bako (Shoe Chest) Tochi & Hinoki Vintage Taisho/Showa
A vintage Japanese Geta Bako (chest for shoe storage) made of Tochinoki (Horse Chestnut) and Hinoki (Cypress) woods. Two sliding doors hide a storage area separated by 2 removable wood shelves. Bottom drawers provide additional storage. The Geta Bako was traditionally used at the entrance to a Japanese home to allow family members to remove and store their shoes before entering the home. Age: Taisho/Showa Era (1920-1930) Dimensions: 22 1/2" wide x 38" high x 15 1/2" deep
item #1443488
Chinese Antique Bronze and Enamel Cloisonné Seated Guanyin
Antique Chinese seated Guanyin made of bronze and beautifully decorated with bright colored enamel. She hold a water jar in her right hand. In her crown sits a small image of Amitabha, her spiritual teacher. Her robes are decorated with raised auspicious objects and swirling clouds. Guanyin is short for Guan Shi Yin which means "Observing the Sounds of the World". As she is the Goddess of Compassion, she is constantly listening for the pleas of those in need.

Age: 19th... Click for details
item #1443253
Chinese Brown Ceramic Sitting Duck
Chinese brown ceramic figure of a duck sitting with one wing raised, head turned back to preen feathers. Intricately incised details of feathers. Decorated all over with tiny white glaze dots. The eyes and bill of duck are beautifully glazed.

Age: circa 1950

Dimensions: 7 1/4" long x 3 1/2" high x 4 3/4" wide
item #1443251
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