Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Chinese Carnelian Snuff Bottle with Birds and Flowers
Antique Chinese snuff bottle carved of carnelian with birds on blossoming branches. Matching carved carnelian lid. With custom carved wooden stand (later). Provenance: from the collection of Howard Kaplan.

Late 19th Century

Dimensions: Bottle: 2 3/8" high, on stand 2 3/4" high
item #1390183
Japanese Antique Keyaki Wood Kura Tansu, Edo Period
Antique Japanese kura tansu (warehouse storage chest). Made of keyaki (elm) wood with iron hardware. The top portion has a large compartment covered by sliding panels with vertical slats. The bottom portion has another compartment covered by sliding panels with horizontal and vertical slats. Heavy wooden braces for strength on sides and back of chest.

Late Edo Period (1644 - 1868)

Dimensions: 35 1/2" high x 35 3/4" wide x 19 3/4"deep.
item #1389871
Rare Edo Period Japanese Solid Keyaki Wood Karuma Tansu
A rare antique Japanese karuma tansu (wheeled chest) originally used for storage. Made out of keyaki (elm) wood with hand forged iron hardware in very good original condition. Large sliding panels open to reveal an open shelf on the right side with a hidden storage area under the shelf. The left hand side has an open shelf with 4 drawers tucked underneath. Symmetrical uniform wooden horizontal bracing on the sides and back of tansu. Gorgeous original finish and patina. Unusual to find one... Click for details
item #1389869
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Antique Persian Suzani Embroidered Textile
A large Persian textile "Suzani" which literally means "needlework". The cotton cloth is hand-embroidered with complex floral medallions and scrolling work with brightly colored silk thread. These traditional Suzani would be used for headscarves, ottoman covers, prayer mats, wall hangings, and many other uses.

First Quarter 20th century circa. 1920

Dimensions: 135" L x 81" H
item #1389799
Japanese Chirimen Silk Kimono with Fu Dogs
Antique Japanese chirimen (crepe) silk kimono. The fabric is paste resist dyed with fu dogs leaping over a bridge and white chrysanthemum flowers. The interior lining bears a hand-embroidered 3 character signature .

Dimensions: 50" W x 37" H
item #1389595
Rare Large Edo Period Japanese Kannon Biraki Tansu
Incredible Antique Japanese kannon biraki tansu (storage chest with hinged doors) made of hinoki (Japanese cypress) wood with original deep brown lacquer finish. The interior consists of 10 drawers of various sizes made all of kiri (paulownia) wood. Each drawer has a square lock (with key) and warabite shaped drawer pulls. Extensive hand forged iron hardware on the exterior includes 9 hinges on each door, cross bracing and two locks (with key). Original finish and condition.

Mid... Click for details
item #1389523
Chinese Carved Soap Stone Seal
Chinese yellow soapstone scholar's seal. The stone is carved with scenes of sages and their attendant with landscape ground of mountains, pine trees, and bamboo. The reverse is also carved with a man seated at the edge of water, his finger pointing towards the mountains where a temple roof is partially unobscured. The seal on the base of the soapstone reads "a virtue should be praised".

Dimensions: 3" x 2" x 4" height
item #1389521
Japanese Articulated Rhinoceros Beetle, Signed School of Takase Kozan
Japanese antique finely detailed and articulated patinated copper rhinoceros beetle. During the peaceful time of the Meiji Period, samurai armor smiths turned their attention and skill toward making these exquisite creatures. The individually crafted movable parts of this rhinoceros beetle spotlights the skill needed to create the articulation required in a suit of samurai armor. Wings open slightly to reveal another pair of wings underneath. Even apart from it's realism, the beetle's... Click for details
item #1389514
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Antique Japanese Gilt Temple Wall Carving
A Japanese Buddhist temple wall carving / transom, with red and gilt lacquer pigments. Carved with the image of an instrument against a ground of heavenly clouds. Professionally framed to be mounted and displayed on the wall.

Dimensions: 32" L x 27" H
item #1389477
Chinese Hardwood Mirror Box with Inlay
Chinese antique hardwood box inlaid with stone in a scene of figures in a garden. The hinged lid of the box opens to reveal a mirror underneath and a storage area for jewelry or cosmetics divided into six compartments.

Republic Period

Dimensions: 2 1/2" high x 8" wide x 5 3/4" wide.
item #1389476
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