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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1910 item #1424860
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$1,250.00
An antique Japanese Ko Tansu (personal storage chest) made of Kirinoki (Paulownia) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. All original hand made iron fittings including the Warabite handles and finish. The front has a natural Kirinoki wood finish while the case was finished in a wiped Urushi lacquer technique. Constructed using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1880)

Dimensions: 23 3/4" Wide x 20" High x 13" Deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1424847
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$1,250.00
An antique Japanese Cha Tansu made from solid Keyaki (Zelkova) & Keyaki Burl woods with a Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood drawer back. Removable trick shelves behind the sliding side by side doors. Original bronze fittings and a lucky Gourd carved drawer handle out of Kakinoki (Persimmon) wood with the same wood used for the sliding door handles. Decorative open fan shaped side windows that function both as entrance for light on the shelves and handles for carrying this chest about.

Age: Late...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1424744
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$2,850.00
An antique Japanese Sendai Ko Bo Tansu (personal chest with locking bar) made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. All original Urushi lacquer finish and hand made iron hardware with Warabite handles. The bottom main drawer has a lock plate that features the lucky Sho Chiku Bai motif with a crane and a turtle added for additional good luck and longevity. The hinged door has two small drawers hidden behind. Also, there is natural built-up patina surrounding the metal-work.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1424716
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$2,000.00
A rare antique Japanese optometrist roll top tansu complete with lenses and glasses. Original navy corduroy covered pull-out shelf with two side by side storage drawers. The display case of lenses double as a removable tray for portable transport from room to room or place to place. Made of Tochinoki (Horse Chestnut) and Kirinoki (Paulownia) woods. All original bronze hardware and finish.

This would make a wonderful addition to anyone who collects optometry related items.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1424408
Zentner Collection
$2,950.00
An antique Japanese 2 section Nagoya Choba Tansu (merchant chest) made of Hinoki (Cypress), Akita Sugi (Cryptomeria from the Akita region) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Original iron fittings. Constructed using mortise and tenon & through mortise and tenon joinery as well as hardened wood nails. There are side horizontal slats for added strength and support. The top sliding door panels were decorated with beautiful flowing grain Akita Sugi wood boards. The hardware features stylized Mokko...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1424095
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$4,500.00
A rare Edo era Gyosho Tansu (peddler's chest) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All original hand made iron hardware and original dark wiped lacquer technique finish. Unusual features include the front to back swivel carrying handles and three secret compartment boxes. One box hides to the back of either shelf tricking a thief to think that he/she found the precious treasure. Behind each of the two bottom drawers also hides secret boxes where the real treasure is kept.

This ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1910 item #1424013
Zentner Collection
$850.00
An antique Japanese Ko Tansu (personal storage chest) made of Kirinoki (Paulownia) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. All original hardware including the Warabite bronze handles and hand made iron fittings. Constructed using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails. Two small drawers are hidden behind the hinged door.

Chests such as these were used primarily by a Japanese family to store their documents, letters, ephemera, photos and other treasured keepsakes. It was often use...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1423780
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An antique Japanese Funa Tansu (ship chest) made of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All original hand made iron hardware including the Kakute front drawer handles and the Warabite side carrying handles. Construction includes straight dovetail joinery with hardened wooden nails. Lock plates include parallel vertical bars that double as decorative as well as strong security connectors preventing easy removal from the drawer fronts. There are two small drawers behind the hinged door and behind the lo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1910 item #1423749
Zentner Collection
$700.00
An antique Japanese rare child's 2 section Isho Tansu (clothing chest) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Original hand made iron hardware including the Warabite handles and handle Atari. Top sliding doors open to a spacious storage area and 5 drawers below for a child to organize his/her kimono. Top section features recessed side carrying handles with the bottom section having exposed side handles that double as locking bars for the above section.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1423302
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$850.00
An antique Japanese Ko Tansu (personal storage chest) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia wood). Original hand made iron hardware with Gumbai handles in front and Warabite handles on the sides. Unique 5 drawer design with the fifth drawer most likely used as a storage for valuable smalls and trinkets. Straight dovetail Japanese joinery with hardened wood nail construction.

In the present day this would function well as an elegant side table or a bedside nightstand.

Age: Meiji P...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Minerals : Pre 1900 item #1423285
Zentner Collection
$750.00
A stunning large natural quartz crystal oxide mineral with just a touch of smoke tonalities. Lighter tones lead to almost transparent clear mineral. A blend of smaller clusters of crystals making up the base leading single large crystal fading out at a 45 degree angle.

crystal was often mentioned in writings and used to decorate important religious objects, as it was thought that crystal manifested transcendence and the light of the heavens. For the religious, the stone symbolized...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1422699
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$1,650.00
An antique Japanese Kasane Tansu (stacked chest on chest) made of Kirinoki (Paulownia) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. All original hand made iron hardware. 3 drawer upper and 2 drawer lower section design with Gumbai handles. The sides of each section feature dual carrying handles to allow placement as well as upper center handles that allow a bamboo or wooden pole through letting two helpers carry each section from location to location. Incised handle backplates and drawer corners add a d...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1910 item #1422039
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$2,750.00
An antique Japanese 2 section Gifu Choba Tansu (merchant chest) made of Hinoki (Cypress) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Uncommon and rare small size. The sides feature horizontal cross ribs for added strength and durability. Its construction included mortise and tenon as well as through mortise and tenon joinery. Behind the two sets of sliding doors are storage areas originally used to keep business store records and ledgers. 7 drawers total with two additional drawers behind the hinged do...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1421928
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$4,000.00
An antique Japanese Choba Tansu (merchant's chest) made of Keyaki Burl (Zelkova) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. The sides of the chest feature horizontal cross ribs for added strength and durability. Constructed using mortise & tenon, through mortise & tenon, and double through mortise & tenon joinery. Use of hardened wood nails. The sliding doors open to an expansive storage space that was used to keep store records and books.

Age: Late Meiji-Taisho Era (1900-1920)

Dimensi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1420818
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$2,000.00
An antique Japanese Gyosho Tansu (peddler's chest) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. The hinged door opens to 4 drawers where the merchant's wares were stored. The bottom drawer was used to keep documents, writing brushes, an inkstone and other business related accessories. Two iron rings on each side used with rope for carrying this chest on a peddler's back. All original finish and hardware with straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails.

Age: Edo Period (1603-186...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1420669
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$2,200.00
An antique Japanese Funa Tansu (Captain's Chest) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All original finish and hand made iron fittings. It was constructed using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails. The base has an original cross beam support that adds strength and durability to this chest. A hidden secret lidded box hides behind the bottom right drawer with retrieval by way of the back of the bottom left drawer.

Originally used in the captain's quarters of a merch...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1420574
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$5,000.00
An antique Japanese Nihon Matsu Kasane Tansu (stacking chest on chest) that was made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. All original beautiful Urushi lacquer finish and hand made iron and bronze hardware including the Warabite handles. Pine and plum blossom Atari (handle backstops) and lock plates featuring a wealthy traveler's hat, Mino (straw cape), Takarabukuro (treasure bag) and Uchide No Kozuchi (treasure mallet). A natural dark patina developed around all of the metal...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1420546
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A rare antique Japanese Kuruma Tansu (wheeled chest) made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Kirinoki (Paulownia) woods. All original including the finish and hand made iron fittings. Unique all drawer design. Iron rope rings on each corner to help roll this chest from place to place. Mortise and tenon joinery and hardened wood nails used in its construction. Sides and back horizontal ribs for added strength and durability.

Age: Edo Period (1603-1868).

Dimensions: 43" Wide x 40" High x ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1420217
Zentner Collection
$2,250.00
An antique Japanese Kasane Tansu (stacked chest on chest) made of Kirinoki (Paulownia) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. All original finish and hand made iron fittings. Hinged door hides two small drawers behind. Straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nail construction. Top section has two side carrying handles while bottom section has swivel carrying handles with attached locking pins to secure both sections together.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 36 1/4 W...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1420027
Zentner Collection
$7,625.00
An antique Japanese Choba Tansu (merchant store chest) made of Kuwa (old Mulberry) and Kirinoki (Paulownia) woods. All original hand made iron fittings and finish. Two center hinged doors are removable with the hook and loop style hinge design. Front Warabite handles with two carrying handles on each side for positioning the chest and the additional swivel handles used with a wood pole to carry the chest from place to place. Lower right hinged door hides 3 smaller drawers.

Merchant che...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1420014
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$1,250.00
An antique Japanese Katana Tansu (sword chest) made entirely of Suginoki (Cryptomeria) wood. All original hand made iron fittings including the Hirute drawer handles. Some loss to the metal commensurate with its age. Large top drawer stored the Katana, medium drawer stored the Wakazashi and the small drawer stored the polishing tools and extra hardware.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 44 1/4" Wide x 12" High x 12" Deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1420010
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$6,000.00
A rare antique Japanese Kusuri Tansu (herbal medicine pharmacist chest) made of Kirinoki (Paulownia) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. All original finish and hand made iron fittings. Includes swivel side carrying handles which when flipped up allowed a wood or bamboo pole to slide through allowing two attendants to carry the chest about. Sliding doors allowed access to a storage area where herbal books, customer notes and prescriptions were stored. Total of 86 drawers make up this tansu.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1420003
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$1,200.00
An antique Japanese Edo era Ko Tansu (personal storage chest) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All original finish and hand made iron fittings. Made with straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails. Original used to store daily documents, ephemera, small utilitarian accessories and personal items. Present day uses include using it as a small side table or a bedside nightstand.
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1419908
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An antique Japanese low Mizuya Tansu (kitchen chest) made of Hinoki (Cypress) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria). Two sliding doors open to a spacious storage area with a removable shelf. Originally this chest was used for the storage of water jars. Present day uses would include doubling as a stereo cabinet or acting as a beautiful buffet.

Age: Meiji Period (1880-1900)

Dimensions: 42" Wide x 33" High x 16 1/2" Deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1910 item #1419538
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$1,850.00
An antique Japanese Kimono Kasane Tansu (stacking chest on chest) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. Original hand made iron fittings with an open ceremonial fan design on the lock plates and Hirute drawer handles. Recessed hidden side handles on the upper section. The bottom section features slightly exposed side handles serving a dual purpose both as carrying handles as well as locking connections to the upper half of the tansu.

Age: Late Meiji Period (1890-1910)

Dimens...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1419466
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A very rare antique Japanese Funa Tansu (captain's ship chest) made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Kirinoki (Paulownia) woods with a Urushi lacquer finish. All original hand made iron fittings with strapping over the top, sides and back of the chest. Unusual bottom hinged door design where the right door opens to two drawers behind and the left pho hinged door slides across revealing a small drawer and another pho drawer. This pho drawer is actually a cover that hides a Kirinoki wood pull out box. On...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1419306
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An antique Japanese 2 section Isho Biraki Tansu (Kimono Chest with hinged doors) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. The two doors open to a spacious storage area that houses 2 removable shelves with compartment separators. The bronze and iron fittings are original to the chest. Each section has recessed side handles. The ones on the lower section protrude slightly at act as a locking system when connected to the upper half. Construction includes straight dovetail joinery and harde...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1418995
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$1,550.00
An antique Japanese Tohoku Tansu made of beautiful Keyaki Burl root (Zelkova) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Original finish and hand made iron fittings including stylized Kakute handles. The top and sides used a traditional wiped lacquer technique. Raised tea leaf style corners on the drawers which is a traditional design for this region of tansu. Constructed using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wood nails. Used as a double drawer kimono storage chest.

Meiji period (1868-1912...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1418992
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$1,650.00
An antique Japanese Katana Tansu (sword chest) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All of the iron fittings are original and hand made including the Hirute handles. Constructed using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails.

Age: Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 43 5/8" Wide x 12" High x 12 1/8"Deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1418991
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Rare an unusual antique Japanese Kuruma Tansu (Wheeled Chest) made of Kurinoki (Chestnut) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Strength and durability provided by wood structural slats on all sides as well as the top. Split level shelf behind the sliding front doors with two small storage drawers along the front bottom. Both the finish and the hand made iron fittings are original to the chest.

Age: Mid Edo Period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 31 1/2" Wide x 27 1/2" High x 17" Deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1418986
Zentner Collection
$4,500.00
A rare antique Japanese Ko Tansu used as a fancy personal storage chest made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Kirinoki (Paulownia) woods. Both original finish and hand made iron fittings including the Kakute handles. Likely a specially commissioned custom made chest by a wealthy individual or family. Unusual features include the sliding three door design of cranes and bamboo, the carved decorative base and the triangular hardened wooden nail construction.

Age: Early Meiji Era (1868-1880)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1418931
Zentner Collection
$1,300.00
An antique Japanese Tohoku Tansu made of beautiful Keyaki Burl root (Zelkova) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Original finish and hand made iron fittings including stylized Kakute handles. The top and sides used a traditional wiped lacquer technique. Raised tea leaf style corners on the drawers which is a traditional design for this region of tansu. Constructed using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wood nails.

Age: Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 35 1/4" Wide x 9 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1418906
Zentner Collection
$1,875.00
An antique Japanese Katana Tansu known as a sword chest made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All original finish and hand made iron fittings including the Hirute handles. Construction includes using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wood nails.

Age: Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 43 3/4" Wide x 12 1/2" High x 12 1/8" Deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1418858
Zentner Collection
$1,675.00
An antique Japanese Katana tansu (sword chest) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. Original finish and hand made iron fittings including the Warabite handles. Constructed using straight dovetail joinery with hardened wood nails. Unusual removable wooden 2 part sword holder that floats the swords within the bottom drawer and the two top drawers have a center divider.

Age: Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 42" Wide x 13 1/4" High x 11 3/4" Deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1418807
Zentner Collection
$3,000.00
An antique Japanese Sendai Tansu made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. The front features a beautiful finish of natural Urushi lacquer with a top and sides finished in a wiped lacquer technique. The Sendai tansu showcases a wide top drawer lock plate that highlights an incised stylized Chrysanthemum blossom with its corresponding leaves. The Mokko style handles also feature Chrysanthemum back plates. It was constructed using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wood nai...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1418805
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An antique Japanese Ko Tansu known as a personal storage chest made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All original reddish bronze fittings using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails in its construction. The two sliding doors hides a split level shelf with additional storage.

Originally used to store letters, books, documents, writing instruments, and other personal family effects. Present day function includes using it as a bed side cabinet or displaying it as a s...