Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Todana Tansu Sideboard Chest Momiji Keyaki Meiji Era
An antique Japanese Todana Tansu similar to the western sideboard cabinet or chest made of Momiji (Maple) for the drawer fronts and frame and Keyaki (Zelkova) panels for the sliding doors. with the interior made of Japanese Suginoki (Cryptomeria) wood. Original hand made iron hardware including the Warabite handles. Floating panels for the front, sides and top to prevent the wood from cracks from expansion and shrinkage. Constructed using through mortise and tenon Japanese joinery for strength... Click for details
item #1431627
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Antique Matsumoto Kimono Isho Tansu Kiri Meiji Era
An antique Japanese Matsumoto Kimono Isho Tansu made entirely of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. All original hand made iron hardware including the stylized Gumbai handles and the fancy lock plates with hand pounded stippling work. Each side both have side hand carrying handle as well as swivel handles through which a wood pole can be fitted allowing two persons to carry the tansu from place to place. The hinged door hides two small drawers for storing valuables. Hardened wood nails were used in its... Click for details
item #1431624
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Antique Korean Scholar Low Desk 18th C Choson Dynasty Visual Bookstack
An antique Korean scholar's low desk made of Chestnut drawer fronts and heavy old growth Red Pine wood for the balance of the piece. Designed with cubby-holes for the book stack of small manuscripts and books providing a Korean scholar's precious visual arrangement. Brass drawer pulls with foliated backplates. Delineated hard mounts with foliated tips to match the desk design.

There are 7 drawers for the storage of brushes, papers, inkstone and paperweights and the construction... Click for details
item #1431619
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Semi-Antique Sarouk Persian Carpet
Lovely semi-antique Sarouk Farohan hand-knotted carpet from Persia. In good color palette of red-rusts and navy. Important produced piece is signed and dated on borders in Farsi. Good condition with fringed ends.

Age: Circa 1940s

Size: 3'0" x 5'0"
item #1431512
$2,250.00
Japanese Antique Buddhist Temple Lotus Leaf For Altar Display
Antique Japanese wide lotus leaf. Made to be part of a Buddhist altar arrangement. The lotus represents enlightenment blooming from out of the mud. Carved of wood and lacquered gold. Fitted with a custom metal stand.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 20 3/4" high (including stand)
item #1431428
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Japanese Antique Buddhist Temple Lotus Leaf For Altar Display
Antique Japanese gracefully curling tall lotus leaf. Made to be part of a Buddhist altar arrangement. The lotus represents enlightenment blooming from out of the mud. Carved of wood and lacquered gold. Fitted with a custom metal stand.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 27 1/2" high (including stand)
item #1431427
$575.00
Japanese Antique Buddhist Temple Lotus For Altar Display
Antique Japanese tall and graceful lotus blossom. Made to be part of a Buddhist altar arrangement. The lotus represents enlightenment blooming from out of the mud. Carved of wood and lacquered gold. Lotus petals are carved separately and joined. Fitted with a custom metal stand.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 27" high (including stand)
item #1431426
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Antique Japanese Ranma Transom Crane & Pine Trees Longevity Symbols
An antique Japanese Ranma (transom) made of Akita Sugi (northern Japan Cryptomeria) and Hinoki (Cypress) woods. The frame was finished in a black Urushi lacquer while the design was hand carved in relief on both sides. It depicts a scene of a male and female flying crane (each symbolizing 1,000 years of long life and together symbolizing a harmonious partnership) gliding through a forest of gnarly pine trees (symbolizing longevity).

Traditionally the Ranma was used above the sliding... Click for details
item #1431425
$500.00
Japanese Antique Bajo Jingasa, for a Military Horseman
Antique Japanese bajo jingasa, lacquered military hat for a horseman. Decorated with textured brown lacquer and with the Kyogoku family mon in gold. The underside is lacquered red with a black circle in the center and four hooks for chords.

The samurai class in feudal Japan, as well as their retainers and footsoldiers (ashigaru ) used several types of jingasa made from iron, copper, wood, paper, bamboo, or leather and usually treated with lacquer for weather proofing and... Click for details
item #1431423
$1,550.00
Japanese Antique Unusual Jingasa with Undulating Brim
Japanese conical ichimonji gasa (military jingasa) with a gradually pointing top and unusual, wavy brim mimicking cloth material. Lacquered a deep brownish black with areas of red lacquer showing through in a negoro lacquer effect. The raised red lacquer mon is that of either the Katakura or the Matsukura Clan. The underside is lacquered in the same manner as the top except for a round red lacquer circle in the center. On one side of the red circle are 4 rings for attaching... Click for details
item #1431422
$1,850.00
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