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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1432849
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$1,500.00
An antique Japanese Kasane Tansu (chest on chest) made of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. All original hand made iron hardware and thick wood construction for strength and longevity of use. Use of straight dovetail Japanese joinery and hardened wooden nails. Upper section has lift-up carrying handles while bottom section has swivel handles used for carrying and latching the two sections together.

Used originally to store kimono and daily Japanese garments for daily wear. Contemporary uses inclu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1432774
Zentner Collection
$3,000.00
Antique Japanese wedding kimono Tansu made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All original hand made heavy gauge iron fittings and thick wood construction for strength and durability including straight dovetail Japanese joinery and hardened wooden nails. Specially commissioned chest for use as part of a bride's dowry to store her formal wedding kimono, her formal after wedding kimono and her informal wedding celebration kimono. The two small bottom drawers were used to store her wedding a...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1910 item #1432720
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$6,500.00
Stunning original 92 drawer Japanese kasuri (medicine chest) tansu. Originally used to store herbs and spices for healing the body. Made of 100% hinoki wood (Japanese cypress wood). Has a warm natural finish. Hand forged pulls located on each drawer.

Edo Period C. early 19th Century

36 1/2" high X 38" wide X 9" deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1432691
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$1,950.00
An antique Japanese Kansai Choba Tansu (merchant chest) made of Hinoki (Cypress) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Beautiful original Urushi lacquer finish and hand made iron fittings including the Warabite handles. Sliding doors hide a spacious area that was used to store business books and records while the 11 drawers held all things suitable for a merchant e.g. writing brushes, inkstone, receipts, valuables and money.

Each side has handles for carrying about the chest. The swivel ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1432361
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$2,500.00
An antique Japanese Kyoto Todana Tansu made of Hinoki (Cypress) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. Two large sliding doors open to a spacious storage area with a center shelf. Horizontal wooden slats on the doors and the sides allow for visual aesthetics and strength of the chest. Side swivel handles were used for transporting this chest by running a long wood pole through the handles allowing a group of helpers to easily carry this chest from location to location.

The Japanese philosophy th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1432354
Zentner Collection
$1,575.00
An antique Japanese Yonezawa Kasane (stacked chest on chest) Tansu made of Kurinoki (Chestnut) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Original natural Urushi lacquer finish with hand made iron hardware. Lock plates feature incised Plum Blossom motif surrounded by an arabesque pattern. Mokko handles are completed with stylized symbolic Pine Tree backplates. Drawer fronts are decorated with the raised tea leaf corners. Constructed using Japanese joinery techniques and hardened wood nails. Two hidd...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1910 item #1432146
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$3,250.00
An antique Japanese Mizuya Tansu (kitchen chest) made of Keyaki (Zelkova), Hinoki (Cypress) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. Original hand made iron drawer pulls in the shape of a full moon with bow style back plates. Sliding doors feature Kakinoki (Persimmon) wood inlaid handles. Constructed using mortise and tenon joinery with horizontal side ribs for strength and durability. Abundant storage space behind both sets of sliding doors with additional space available in the four drawers.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1910 item #1432103
Zentner Collection
$9,000.00
A rare antique Japanese Kasane (stacking chest on chest) Tansu made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. Original Urushi lacquer finish and hand made iron hardware. Double side by side upper drawer design sometimes considered the matriarch pattern among Sendai Tansu collectors. Beautifully poised Shishi or Botan (Peony) motif on all of the lock plates with unusual scalloped cast framing surrounding each image. Warabite handles with incised Chrysanthemums along the bottoms of each...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Furniture : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1431783
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$1850.00
An antique Japanese Kasane Tansu in 2 sections with a 3 drawer upper and 2 drawer lower design made of Kiri (Paulownia) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. All original hand made iron hardware with Urushi dark red lacquer finish and Gumbai handles. Constructed using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails. Lock plates have hand engraved auspicious symbols with Sho Chiku Bai comprising the upper section while the crane and turtle making up the bottom section.

Sho Chiku Bai or Pine...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1431687
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$1,500.00
An antique Japanese Kyoto Mizuya Tansu (kitchen chest) made of Hinoki (Cypress), Keyaki (Zelkova) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) Woods. Constructed using through mortise and tenon joinery. Sliding doors hide a spacious storage area and a hinged door with hand tied wired panel behind which dry goods and items requiring air circulation were stored. The sides feature horizontal supports for strength, durability and visual aesthetics. All original iron hardware including the Warabite handles.

Origi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1431627
Zentner Collection
$1,650.00
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 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1431624
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$2,000.00
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 con...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1431622
Zentner Collection
$1,650.00
This is an antique Japanese Kasane Tansu (stacked chest on chest) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. All original hand made iron hardware with Warabite handles and lock plates that resemble a full moon. The handles on the sides swivel up to both interlock the upper section to the lower section and to allow a bamboo pole through the handles allowing two persons to easily carry each section from place to place.

Kirinoki was a prized wood used in the making of kimono chests due to...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1430962
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An incredible large antique Japanese merchant Todana Tansu (storage chest with doors and drawers) in 2 sections made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. Originally used in a Japanese store to stock and display wares and supplies as well as provide a beautiful functional furniture accent for the merchant. Original hand made iron locks that were used to secure the contents when the store was closed.

Constructed using mortise and tenon joinery as well as floating wood panels w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1430210
Zentner Collection
$1,600.00
An antique Japanese Kannon Biraki (wedding dowry chest) Tansu in a 2 section stacking set made entirely of Kiri (Paulownia) wood. With original hand made iron hardware including the Warabite handles and copper Chrysanthemum nail head covers surrounding a Paulownia main lock plate. Behind the hinged doors hide two large and two small drawers with an ingenious sliding pin that locks the left door in place allowing the right door to latch shut. Side handles allow for carrying each section by hand...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1910 item #1430030
Zentner Collection
$2,650.00
An antique Japanese Kyoto Mizuya Tansu (kitchen chest) made of Hinoki (Cypress), Kaki (Persimmon) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. Constructed using mortise and tenon Japanese joinery and inlaid solid Persimmon wood sliding door runners. Hand made bronze hardware with Warabite and Maru Warabite handles. Side ribs accentuate the exterior design and add strength and beauty in design for years of lasting enjoyment. The textured glass that is original to the piece hides a split level shelf display a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1429693
Zentner Collection
$2,400.00
An antique Japanese 2 section Kyoto Mizuya Tansu (kitchen chest) made of Hinoki (Cypress) and Keyaki (Zelkova) woods. Constructed using mortise and tenon Japanese joinery and hardened wooden nails. Original hand made iron hardware with Hirute handles. Side ribs accentuate the exterior design and add strength and durability for years of lasting enjoyment. Stylized Obi (Kimono sash) silhouettes in hand carved panels to the upper sliding doors with bronze handles designed in a stylized Chrysant...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1429688
Zentner Collection
$1,200.00
An antique Japanese Yamagata Kimono Tansu (Kimono chest) made of Kiri (Paulownia) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. It originates from the famous tansu making area in Japan situated in the northern Tohoku region of Honshu island. It ha an all original finish of natural Kiri to the front and a wiped lacquer technique to the top and sides. It was constructed using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails. The sides feature two sets of handles; one pair of handles for the hands for tansu...