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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1415061
Zentner Collection
$2,400.00
A rare antique Japanese Niigata Kiri Children's Kasane Tansu (stacking chest on chest) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. It features a stylized Chrysanthemum design on each plate which represents the Mon or family crest of the original owner and Gumbai handles. The iron fittings were all hand made and the chest was constructed using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails.

These children's chests are not often seen in Japan. This is because they were not made in th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1414954
Zentner Collection
$2,400.00
An antique Japanese Kiri Kasane Tansu (stacking chest on chest) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. Using hand made iron fitting and Kakute style handle pulls. Construction includes straight dovetail joinery and hardened wood nails. Two drawers behind the small hinged Kobiraki door.

A secret box can be found hidden behind the bottom small drawer in back of the hinged door. This box also has a slide out top lid and a finger hole pull.

Age: Early Meiji period (1870-1880)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1414953
Zentner Collection
$1,875.00
An antique Japanese Ko Tansu or personal storage chest made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. Hand made iron fittings and Warabite style handle pulls accent this chest. With a Kobiraki hinged door, it hides 3 small drawers behind. It was constructed using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails. It has an unusual depth in its size which was custom designed for its original owner well over a century ago.

Present day functions for this tansu would include using it as a ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1414952
Zentner Collection
$1,650.00
An antique Japanese Ko Tansu (personal storage chest) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. Hand made iron fittings with Warabite style drawer pulls. Constructed using straight dovetail joinery and hardened wooden nails.

Original use was for the family storage of ephemera, small valuables, letters, documents, etc. Present day uses include functioning as a bedside stand or being used as an elegant side table.

Age: Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 20n 1/2" High x...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1414920
Zentner Collection
$2,750.00
An antique Japanese Choba Tansu also known as a merchant chest made of Kirinoki (Paulownia) and Hinoki (Cypress) woods,most likely from the Nigata area of Japan. Featuring a Ryo Biraki (hinged double door) design it has a split level shelf where documents and merchant books were stored. Gumpai style handles and hand made iron fittings decorate this chest.

Merchant chests such as these were primarily displayed in a prominent location in the store. As a form of advertising, it conveyed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1414606
Zentner Collection
$1,200.00
An antique Japanese scholar's Ko Tansu (personal storage chest) made of Kurinoki (Chestnut) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. 3 side by side drawers above and below sliding doors where documents, brushes and paper were stored. Behind the doors is a split level shelf where books were kept with 2 small drawers to the right side. Age loss to some of the handle backplates.

Present day use for this chest would work well as a side table or larger bedside nightstand.

Age: Meiji period: ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1414569
Zentner Collection
$3,600.00
An antique Japanese 2 section Mizuya tansu made of Hinoki (Cypress) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Two sets of large sliding doors behind which large jars of water from the river or stream were stored for food preparation and cooking. The drawers along the bottom were used to store kitchen tools and utensils.

Contemporary functional uses for this chest include using it as an elegant storage cabinet or using the sections separately with the bottom section used as a buffet and the upper...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1414564
Zentner Collection
$2,500.00
An antique Japanese Sakata Bo Tansu also known as a locking bar chest made of Kirinoki (Paulownia) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Original finish using a wiped lacquer technique. The bottom drawer lock plate features a Chrysanthemum blossom motif surrounded by outstretched Chrysanthemum leaves.

There are two small drawers hidden behind the hinged door. Working key unlocks the locking bar. Two lift-up side handles allowed for a large pole to go through where two attendants could ea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1414378
Zentner Collection
$2,800.00
An antique Japanese 2 section Nihon Matsu Tansu made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Natural Urushi lacquer finish and hand made iron fittings. Accented with butterfly and plum blossom Atari handle backstops. Lock plates feature the Sho Chiku Bai (three felicitous friends of winter) motif and two side by side Chrysanthemum flowers . Hinged door covers two small drawers and includes a working key.

Substantial storage capacity as it is typically found on the Nihon ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1414376
Zentner Collection
$4,750.00
An antique Japanese Kansai 2 section tall Todana Tansu made of solid Keyaki (Zelkova) and Hinoki (Cypress) woods. Hand made iron fittings and hardened wooden nail and iron nail construction. Traditional Japanese joinery throughout this lovey chest. Shunkei style lacquer reveals the beautiful grain pattern which evokes visual movement. Side wood supports typical of Kansai region tansu.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 66" High x 41 3/4" Wide x 23 3/4" Deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1414137
Zentner Collection
$1,850.00
An antique Japanese 2 section Kasane Tansu (stacking chest on chest) made entirely of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood with hand made iron fittings. Featuring lock plates that depict the full moon, each drawer has Kakute handles.

Originally used to store Japanese kimono, this chest will function well in any contemporary home as a bedroom dresser, a linen chest in a dining room or as side tables when separated.

Age: Meiji period: 1868-1912

Dimensions: 43 1/8" High x 36 1/2" Wide x...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1414136
Zentner Collection
$2,350.00
An antique Japanese Niigata 2 section Kasane Tansu (stacking chest on chest) with hand made iron fittings. The lock plates feature the Sho Chiku Bai motif (Pine, Bamboo, Plum Blossom known as the 3 felicitous friends of winter) with the longevity symbols of the turtles and crane. Each drawer has Kakute handle pulls and the hinged door hides 3 small drawers.

The front of the chest is made of natural Kirinoki while the tansu body was designed using a dark red wiped lacquer technique. Cons...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1414117
Zentner Collection
$1,400.00
An antique Japanese 1/2 Sendai Tansu made of Kakinoki (Persimmon) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Hand made iron fittings featuring beautiful lock plates on the drawers and the hinged door.

There are 2 secret hiding compartments behind the hinged door. The first is found by sliding out the bottom drawer separator wall revealing a secret storage area where valuables could be hidden. The second is found within the top drawer support floor board which can be opened like a drawer where...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1413875
Zentner Collection
$2,100.00
An antique Japanese 2 section tall Kyoto Kasane Tansu (stacking chest on chest) made of Keyaki (Zelkova), Kirinoki (Paulownia) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. All iron fittings are original and hand made. Two sliding Keyaki doors the top section open to a spacious storage area behind while a hinged door on the lower section opens to two small drawers.

Straight dovetail joinery construction using hardened wooden nails. Tansu of this configuration have become rare to find in Japan.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1413842
Zentner Collection
$8,500.00
An antique Japanese Choba Tansu (Merchant Chest) made of Keyaki Burl (Zelkova) and Suginoki (Cryptomeria) woods. Handmade iron fittings featuring the raised tea leaf design on the front corners of each drawer. Sliding doors with locking bar covering a book and business document storage area with shel while the hinged door covers 2 small drawers. Side handles swivel up allowing a wood bar or bamboo pole to be slid through for two people to carry this chest about.

Merchants chest were us...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1413839
Zentner Collection
$1,650.00
Antique Japanese Todana Tansu made from Hinoki (Cypress) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. Originating in the Kansai region of Japan it features sliding doors covering a shelved storage area with 6 drawers. Featuring mortise and through tenon joinery as well as hardened wooden nail construction, it was used as book storage and a multi function tansu in a Japanese home.

Present day uses include using it as a small console chest or bureau.

Age: Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimension...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1413822
Zentner Collection
$2,400.00
An antique Japanese Ko Tansu (personal storage chest) made of Kirinoki (Paulownia) wood. Hand made iron fittings with hardened wood nail and straight dovetail joinery construction. Opening the hinged door reveals two small storage drawers behind. Original age patina.

This chest was originally used in a Japanese home to store letters, documents, stationary and small keepsakes. In a contemporary home it functions well as a beside stand or a side table. Stunning original finish.

A...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1413642
Zentner Collection
$1,450.00
An antique Japanese alter tansu made of Kiri (Paulownia) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. Sliding doors cover an area used to store religious books featuring decorative side cut-outs for ventilation. Multiple drawer configuration used to store alter fittings and accessories.

Age: Late Edo Period (1800-1868)

Dimensions: 29 3/8" High x 36" Wide x 14 3/4" Deep