Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Korean Persimmon Wood Vanity Box
Korean vanity box made with persimmon wood panels. The box lid opens with brass hinges and brass front plating, incised with floral motifs. The interior of the box holds 4 compartments. Its sides conceal two small hidden drawers, opened by brass pulls, and the base of the piece has an interior low shelf.

Chosun Dynasty, early 20th century

Dimensions: 11” x 7 3/4” x 9” H
item #1380671
Antique Japanese Keyaki Burl Choba Tansu
Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant's chest) made with Keyaki (elm) burl front hardwood and hand-forged iron hardware and plating. The merchant's chest holds two drawers over a sliding pair of panel doors with open compartment inside. Below this are seven small and two large drawers, each with "warabite" shaped pulls and decorative iron corner hardware. The original finish compliments the dramatic, natural burl grain.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 30 1/2" L x 16... Click for details
item #1380422
Chinese Antique White Jade and Hardwood Ruyi Scepter
Antique Chinese ruyi scepter made of hardwood and three carved sections of white jade. The upper section is carved with a scene of two boys and an elephant. The middle section of jade is carved with two boys holding a large vase with flowers. The bottom piece of jade is carved with three recumbent goats, one of which holds in his mouth a curved and swirling ruyi mushroom. The scepter sits on a custom silk covered base which then sits on a carved rectangular hardwood stand. Fitted with a... Click for details
item #1380414
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Chinese Antique Zitan Wood Carving of Dragons
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Antique Chinese table carving made predominantly of zitan wood. Deeply carved with detailed dragons and clouds on one side, phoenixes on carved lattice on the back. Dramatic hexagonal shape on intricately carved stand. Some losses.

Dimensions: 43" high x 37 1/2" wide x 10" deep
item #1380411
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Pair of Chinese Stone Guardian Fu Dogs
Antique Chinese pair of stone temple fu dogs. These fierce guardians would have been placed on either side of the entrance to a Buddhist temple in order to ward off evil spirits. One statue has its mouth open and the other mouth is closed, a symbolic trait to represent the in-and-out breathing of life and the sound of “om.” Heavy in weight.

Late Qing, early 20th century

Dimensions: 8" x 19" x 19" H each overall (base measures 12" x 6 1/2")
item #1380129
Antique Japanese Unusual 3ft Mizuya
Antique Japanese 3 ft Mizuya with an open shelf for the display of tea articles, with 2 sets of Keyaki (elm) burl wood front sliding panels , and bold "shou sugi ban" sliding panels below, both in front and in back of the chest.

Dimensions: 27 3/4" L x 15 1/2" D x 68" H
item #1380128
Chinese Huanghuali Guan Pi Xiang Document Box
Antique Chinese guan pi xiang (document box), made of huanghuali hardwood and finely cut brass plate mounts and hinges. The top opens and is held in place by a small chain. The doors open to reveal 7 drawers of different sizes. Each drawer has been fitted with jewelry tray inserts covered in white raw silk.

19th century

Dimensions (when closed): 16" high x 16" wide x 10 1/2" deep
item #1380073
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Antique Korean Kitchen Cabinet
Korean two-level hardwood kitchen cabinet, made with bold grain elm wood panels. The piece holds two small drawers along its topmost sections and an upper and lower compartment behind its two pairs of front swinging doors. Fitted with hand-forged iron hardware and plates.

Choson Period

Dimensions: 45 1/2" x 20 1/4" x 56 3/4" H
item #1380071
Antique Korean Large Bedside Chest
A large Korean bedside chest or Morijang. The top of the chest holds a row of 3 drawers with hinged double doors below, and a row of four drawers along the very bottom of the piece. Motifs of butterflies and auspicious symbols are seen throughout the hardware plating. The interior holds a single curved shelf with decorating metal plating and a locking mechanism to hold its front doors securely shut.

Dimensions: 54.75''w x 18.25''d x 42.25''h
item #1379964
Rare Large Japanese Kannon Biraki Safe Tansu
A massive Japanese solid Keyaki (elm) hardwood Kannon Biraki merchant's chest. Decorated with hand-forged iron plating, the motifs seen throughout the piece's hardware include the image of Ebisu, one of the Seven Lucky Gods of Fortune, proudly holding up a freshly caught fish, a large Mokko (melon) shaped lock on the front pair of doors, with flowers and pine trees adorning the drawer below in the form of its lock and handle plates. Inside the chest are six more drawers, with a secret... Click for details
item #1379723
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