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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1374930
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Japanese small choba tansu, or chobako (merchant's chest) constructed of Kiri wood (paulownia) with all natural finish, hand-forged iron corner plates, handles, and round lock plates. The pieces holds 7 front doors in a variety of sizes, with a pair of sliding panel doors opened by foliate metal handles, and locked closed with an iron pin mechanism. The interior behind these doors holds a shelved compartment within.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 24" x 12" x 22 1/2...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1374569
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$950.00
Japanese choba tansu, or merchant's chest. Constructed of Kiri (paulownia) wood with original finish. This small merchant's tansu holds 2 medium drawers with round locks on top, with 4 small drawers below, and the largest drawer along the bottom also with round lock. The center of the chest holds a storage compartment behind two sliding panel doors with metal pulls.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 41" H x 17" x 14 1/2"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1374394
The Zentner Collection
$575.00
Antique Japanese ko tansu, or small chest made of Sugi (cedar wood) with 9 drawers. Original finish and condition. Dates from Meiji period c1900.

Dimensions: 34" x 16.5" x 17"H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1374390
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$2,250.00
Antique Japanese two section Kiri (paulownia) wood clothing tansu. The piece holds 4 drawers, with heavy, square iron pulls, and large round lock plates incised with 3 circle mon. Original, natural finish wood.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 35.5" L x 16.5" D x 47.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1374386
The Zentner Collection
$800.00
Japanese single section clothing tansu, with Kuri burl hardwood front drawers, iron lock plates with foliate edges, warabite pulls, fan-shaped iron corner hardware. The bottom corner has a safe door with round lock plate and ring pull. Inside are the two smallest drawers in the chest.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 34 1/4" x 15" x 18 3/4" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1374053
The Zentner Collection
SOLD
Antique Japanese bar tansu with dramatic natural Keyaki burl front hardwood. The locking bar has hand-forged iron bamboo motif plating; Its handle is a 16 petal chrysanthemum Imperial seal mon. The piece has 4 large drawers and a safe box containing 2 smaller drawers. Original condition lacquer finish.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 24" x 12" x 24.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1374051
The Zentner Collection
$2,000.00
Japanese ko tansu, or small chest, with natural finish kiri wood front drawers. The outer frame has the Akamatsu wood dramatic woodgrain in black lacquer finish and cut-out handles for carrying. The hand-forged iron lock plates are in motifs of the Mokko mon.

Edo period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 22.5" x 10.5" x 10.75" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1373969
The Zentner Collection
$1,400.00
Japanese 2 section kimono tansu. Made with Kiri (paulownia) wood, all natural finish. The upper section holds 8 drawers, which is considered an auspicious number. The bottom section contains 2 drawers with warabite pulls mounted on pierced metal plates. The piece also contains a secret hidden compartment beneath the bottom drawer.

Taisho period (1912-1925)

Dimensions: 39.5" x 17.75" x 66.75" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1373090
The Zentner Collection
$850.00
Listed Price $1,300.00
Japanese tall armoire made all of kiri (paulownia) wood. This single section cabinet opens with two hinged cabinet doors. The interior has it's original metal rod for hanging clothes, a smaller metal rod on the right hand door and it's original small rectangular mirror. At the base is a single large drawer. Conservative design, with the only decoration being metal handles on the cabinet doors which are cut in a scrolling vine motif.

Taisho Period (1912-1926)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1372736
The Zentner Collection
$6,500.00
Antique Japanese single section tansu with locking bar. With Keyaki (elm/zelkova) hardwood front panels in original red lacquer finish and black lacquer frame. The top and bottom drawers feature a large iron lock plate in the form of a flying phoenix, while the middle drawers are secured by the vertical locking bar with original key. The bottom corner of the chest holds 2 small drawers behind a safe door.

Rare Iwayado Tansu Meiji Peroid (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 34" L x 18...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1372010
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$1,450.00
Antique Japanese 2-section isho tansu (chest on chest for clothing). Made with kiri (paulownia) wood. Original finish. Classic motifs include the round iron lock plates and warabite drawer pulls. The bottom corner of the piece holds two of the smallest drawers behind a safe door.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 38" L x 17.25" D x 40.75" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1371970
The Zentner Collection
$6,000.00
Antique Japanese 2-section choba tansu (merchant's chest) from the Matsumoto region. Made with Keyaki (elm/zelkova) dramatic burl hardwood front panels. The upper section features a pair of sliding panels, with an open shelved compartment inside over two small drawers. One drawer has a slot above it to deposit money inside. There is also a secret hidden compartment, holding a small treasure box with kanji inscription. This style of chest is quite rare.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1371945
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$400.00
Listed Price $575.00
Antique Japanese ko tansu (small chest of drawers) with large iron carrying handles on its sides. The 6 front drawers of this piece are recessed, with one of the bottom drawers including a lock. Dramatic woodgrain with original finish.

Dimensions: 20" L x 14.5" D x 16" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1371602
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SOLD
Antique Japanese single section tansu from the Sendai region. Features on the chest include small floral details recessed into the front handles, large lock plates with chrysanthemum and filigree motifs, a side safe box with two small drawers behind it. With original red lacquer finish.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 46" L x 17" D x 34.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1370873
The Zentner Collection
$1,250.00
Antique Japanese Cha Tansu. Made with dramatic solid keyaki (elm) wood burl on the front. The upper portion of the chest has a compartment closed with two sliding panels. The middle portion of the chest has a large compartment with stepped shelves for display which is covered with two sliding panels of etched glass. Below this is another compartment with two sliding panels and a small compartment with a drop in door on the right. The very bottom of the chest has 3 drawers in a horizontal r...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1370773
The Zentner Collection
$900.00
Antique Japanese safe (merchant's kinko box) made with Hinoki wood (cypress). This heavy piece holds 3 recessed drawers, each with melon motif lock plates, opened by warabite pulls. The edges are reinforced with heavy iron plating and its sides have carrying handles. This piece would have been used as a vault.

Dates from the late Edo c1850 Dimensions: 27.5" L x 18" D x 19" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1370716
The Zentner Collection
$1,600.00
Antique Japanese 2-section isho tansu (chest on chest for clothing). Made all of kiri (paulownia) wood with 4 large drawers. Iron hardware with large fan shaped lock plates and warabite shaped drawer pulls.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 40 1/2" high x 37 1/2" wide x 17" deep
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1370579
The Zentner Collection
$2,000.00
Antique Japanese 2-section isho tansu (clothing chest of drawers) made of Kiri (paulownia) wood, natural front drawers and red lacquer top and sides. The lockplates of every drawer are shaped as large open fans, and the corner hardware of each drawer are fan-shaped as well. The other hardware implements are decorative with pierced motifs.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 33.5" L x 16.75" D x 40" H