Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Tansu Chest Isho Kimono Storage
An antique Japanese Tansu chest made for Kimono storage and constructed out of Kiri (Paulownia) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. All original lacquer finish and hand forged iron hardware including the Warabite style handles. Two drawer design perfectly suited as a side chest or low dresser.

Age: Meiji Period (1880-1890)

Dimensions: 36" Wide by 21" High by 16" Deep
item #1490998
$650.00
Antique Japanese Mikuni Tansu Chest Tall Choba 2 Section
An antique Japanese Tansu chest in 2 sections from the Mikuni region of Japan. Functioned as a merchant chest (Choba Tansu) for store record keeping and inventory storage. Constructed of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Hinoki (Cypress) woods. All original hand forged iron hardware with Hikute style handles.

Upper section has 2 sliding drawers with a split level removable shelf and three drawers. Bottom section has four large drawers. Side slates provide structural strength and visual... Click for details
item #1490981
Price on Request
Antique Japanese Tansu Chest Ryo Biraki Kimono Tansu Meiji
An antique Japanese Tansu chest (called Ryo Biraki Isho Dansu) made of Kiri (Paulownia) and Sugi (Cryptomeria) woods. All original hand forged iron handles. A pair of hinged doors open to a set of Kimono and accoutrement drawers. Hardened wooden nail construction. Optional iron stand can be added for additional height.

Age: Meiji Period (1880-1890)

Dimensions: 35 1/2" Wide by 19" High by 15 1/4" Deep
item #1490273
$1,175.00
Antique Japanese Tansu Chest Peddler's Gyosho Bako Edo
An antique Japanese Tansu chest called a Gyosho Bako (peddler's chest) made of Sugi (Cryptomeria) wood. All original hand forged iron hardware. Two pairs of rings on each side used to rope the Tansu to carry on ones back for peddling wares from town to town. The front hinged door secures 7 drawers used for inventory storage.

Age: Edo Period (1800-1850)

Dimensions: 11 3/4" Wide by 29 1/4" High by 19 1/2" Deep
item #1490271
$2,750.00
Antique Japanese Tansu Chest Gifu Choba 2 Section Keyaki
An antique Japanese Tansu Chest (merchant 2 section Gifu Choba) made of Keyaki (Zelkova) and Hinoki (Cypress) woods. All original hand forged iron hardware. Upper section has a pair of sliding doors with two side by side drawers below. The lowe rsectino has 2 sliding doors with 4 large drawers and a hinged security door that protects three small drawers.

Merchants and store owners used to keep business records and books in the spacious cabinets and brushes, inkstone, paper and supplies... Click for details
item #1490269
$3,650.00
Antique Japanese Shibayama Cabinet Display Tansu Meiji Period
An antique Japanese Shibayama Cabinet in 2 sections used as a display Tansu. A center mirror is surrounded by beautiful ornamental hinged and sliding doors revealing a story of ancient Japan with a Nobleman and his servant, a Samurai warrior with his apprentice, a crane keeper letting his birds free, flowers and birds. Sliding and hinged doors open to spacious cabinets with drawers used for additional space. Fine filigree work depicting Chrysanthemums among an arabesque pattern.

Age:... Click for details
item #1490050
$9,500.00
Antique Japanese Calligraphy Box Kakesuzuri Bako Meiji
An antique Japanese calligraphy box (Kakesuzuri Bako) made of Keyaki (Zelkova) wood. All original hand forged iron hardware with locking drawer and working key. Hinged cover opens to a removable tray used to house a calligraphy inkstone and ink sticks. Three drawers for storing writing paper, brushes and money.

Age: Meiji Period (1880-1890)

Dimensions: 11 1/4" Long by 8 1/2" High by 8 1/4" Wide
item #1489848
$400.00
Japanse Open Shelved Cha Tea Hardwood Chest
Japanese open shelved cha tea chest wih with sliding, hinged, and drawer compartments. 4 staggered for display and ease of tea ware. Fine silver scrolling vine detail quietly frames the pieced. Original condition and finish. Age First quarter of the 20th Century

Dimensions: 42" w x 48"h x 13 1/2" deep
item #1489488
$2,000.00
Japanese Gyoshu Baku Small Tansu Chest
Japanese merchants chest known as a gyoshu baku. Made of 100% sugi (Japanese Cypress) wood. Hand forged iron hardware. Single hinged with latching door. Tucked inside are seven drawers. Gyohu bakus are meant to be worn on the backpack for ease of transport and organized storage.

Edo Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 11" wide x 29 1/3" H x 19 1/2" deep
item #1489486
$1,500.00
Edo Period Kannon Biraki tansu Matsunaga
An original Edo Period Japanese single section Kannon Biraki tansu chest made of iron, kiri (paulownia) and sugi (cypress) woods. An assortment of drawers are neatly tucked away inside. Originally made to store textiles and traditional clothing. Pair hinged doors are lockable with original key included.
Hand forged family crest of the Matsunaga family. Original finish and ready to be enjoyed.

Age: Late Edo Period (1603 - 1868)

Dimensions: 36 1/2" wide x 37" high x... Click for details
item #1489484
$5,000.00
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