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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1370873
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$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
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1370529
The Zentner Collection
$2,950.00
Antique Japanese 2-section hardwood isho tansu (clothing chest of drawers) from the Nihonmatsu region. Original red lacquer finished, with black lacquer frame. The chest holds four long drawers, and one corner safe compartment containing two small drawers. Each lock on the chest features a turtle shaped keyhole cover, with chrysanthemum latches. Keys shown included.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 41.75" L x 17.75" D x 45.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1369541
The Zentner Collection
SOLD
Antique Japanese ko tansu (small chest of drawers), made of Kiri (paulownia) wood with original finish and condition. This piece holds three large drawers opened by hirute form black iron handles, the center locks of each drawer with chrysanthemum studs and raised motifs resembling the hirute handles. The right side of the tansu features a safe door covered heavily in iron plating, a small drawer above it, and two more drawers hidden away inside.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1920 item #1369536
The Zentner Collection
SOLD
Japanese antique 2-section cha tansu (tea chest) made with dramatic mulberry burl wood. The top section has a large compartment covered with 4 sliding panels. Below this in the middle portion of the chest is a large display area. On the left is an open "S" shaped stepped shelf over two small drawers. On the right is another compartment which appears to float between open shelves above and below. This compartment has two sliding panels that curve outward. The bottom section has a large comp...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1368647
The Zentner Collection
$1,650.00
Antique Japanese single section isho tansu (clothing chest of drawers). Made with Kiri (paulownia) and Sugi (cedar) woods with original finish. The chest holds 5 long drawers and 3 smaller side drawers, with hirute drawer pulls and rectangular iron locks.

Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 44.5" L x 16.75" D x 30.25" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1367856
The Zentner Collection
$950.00
Antique Japanese choba tansu (merchant chest of drawers) from the Kyoto region. The chest has an open shelved compartment, with a money slot on the bottom shelf that drops into the drawer below. With black iron warabite style handles on each drawer, 3 of which also have squared lock plates with chrysanthemum studs.

Edo Period (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 28" L x 16.75" D x 24.5" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1367810
The Zentner Collection
$1,350.00
Antique Japanese tansu from the Nigata area of Japan. Most likely used by a merchant for storage. The 9 drawers are in three rows with the shallowest drawers along the top and gradually getting deeper toward the bottom of the chest. The hardware is all of iron and includes elegant hirute shaped drawer pulls, fan shaped lock plates and corner bracing. The wood is paulownia (kiri) wood.

Edo Period (early 1800's)

Dimensions: 19 1/2" high x 31" wide x 19" deep.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1367772
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Sale Pending
Sale Pending
Antique Japanese small personal tansu, or ko tansu, made with Hinoki (cedar) wood. The chest holds six drawers, each with round locks and kakute (squared) handles. The sides of the tansu also have iron handles for carrying. One side has a special 6 character chop branded into the wood.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 35" L x 16.5" D x 20.25" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1367556
The Zentner Collection
$1,450.00
Antique Japanese small Kiri (paulownia) wood bar tansu, with five front drawers of small to large sizes opened by squared kakute iron handles. Its three midsize front drawers secure into place by a locking bar with decorative iron plates. The side of the chest has a safe door, with iron plating of the same motifs shown throughout the hardware. The safe door opens by a pull, revealing three more small drawers within.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 23" L x 12" x 24" ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1367355
The Zentner Collection
$1,850.00
Antique Japanese kannon biraki (opening door) isho tansu (clothing chest) in 2 sections. Made with kiri (paulownia) wood front with sugi (cryptomeria) wood top and sides. The top section has a pair of hinged doors which open to reveal two large drawers. The bottom section has two large drawers and a safe box in the lower right hand side. The hinged safe box door opens to reveal two small interior drawers, one of which has a hidden compartment. The hardware is all iron and includes warabite...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1367244
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Price on Request
Antique Japanese 2-section kaidon tansu, or step/stair chest of drawers. Made of solid Keyaki (elm) hardwood, the bold woodgrain is well-complimented by the original deep red lacquer finish and heavy iron hardware. With original set of keys.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 55" L x 26 1/8" D x 80" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1367086
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Antique Japanese tansu from the Iwayado area. Made with Sugi (cypress) wood frame and dramatic Keyaki (elm) burl front panels, in original red/orange lacquer finish. The extensive iron plating is incised into flowers and Kiri leaves; The top drawer features a large flying Phoenix as its lock plate. The two drawers below are kept secure by the original lock bar with working key included; To the right is a hinged door with a large iron Fu Dog lock plate, holding two Keyaki front lacquered drawers ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1366775
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An antique, entirely custom hand-painted Japanese three section kimono tansu. Made of Kiri (paulownia) wood.

Taisho period (1912-1925)

Dimensions : 35.75" L x 16.75" D x 64.75"H

A write up from the artists :

"Orchidelirium"

The Japanese were cultivating orchids in the Edo era 400 years ago, long before the hothouse phenomenon in Victorian England. So, naturally, tansu and orchids see...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1366765
The Zentner Collection
$800.00
Antique Japanese small tansu from the Sakata region, with original red lacquer top and sides and black lacquer front. The top and bottom drawer are decorated by large iron lock plates, incised with a bamboo forest, blossoming cherry trees, and small flying birds. The corner hardware on the face of each drawer also show floral motifs.

Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 33.75" L x 15.5" D x 18.75" H
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1366721
The Zentner Collection
$1,200.00
Antique Japanese small tansu from the Sakata region, with original red lacquer top and sides and black lacquer front. The top drawer's iron lock plate is incised with the image of a flying crane and pine branches; The bottom drawer's lock is incised with an ancient turtle with many tails. This imagery represents good health and longevity. Key is included.

Meiji Period (1868-1912) Dimensions: 32.75" L x 15.75" D x 20" H