Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Antique Japanese Zushi Shrine with Fudo Myo-o
Antique Japanese Zushi Shrine with Fudo Myo-o
An antique Japanese zushi (small Buddhist shrine) with Fudo Myo-o and attendants. One of the five myo-o or Lords of Light, Fudo Myo-o sits with sword in hand, the flames of his nimbus swirling around him. Fudo's name means "the unmovable or unshakable one". He is a fierce deity who guards the Law of Buddhism from the forces of evil.
Carved of wood, colorfully painted and with gold and black lacquer.

Age: Edo Period (c. early 1800s)

Dimensions: 23 3/4" high x 21"... Click for details
item #1491267
Antique Japanese Polychrome Buddhist Figure
Antique Japanese Polychrome Buddhist Figure
Antique Japanese carved Buddhist figure with flaming nimbus, standing on a rock in noble garb and holding a sword. Carved of wood, painted with bright colors and gold details.

Age: Edo Period

Dimensions: 20 1/2" high x 9 1/2" wide x 6 1/2" deep
item #1491266
Antique Japanese Tansu Chest Isho Kimono Storage
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
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
Japanese Antique Tanuki with Bell
Japanese Antique Tanuki with Bell
Japanese antique carved boxwood figure of Soko-tanuki. Here he is disguised as a monk with a large temple bell. The story goes that a tanuki (who is famous for his shapeshifting abilities) worked in the temple for many years. One day while he was taking a nap, he was caught in his original form. But the kind monks allowed him to stay and continue his hard work as a page in the temple.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 8 3/4" high (11 3/4" high with bell striker... Click for details
item #1490872
$2,500.00
Japanese Antique Baku Carving for Temple
Japanese Antique Baku Carving for Temple
Japanese antique Baku carving for temple. The mythical creature, part lion, part elephant with clouds represents the beast that devours dreams. Carved from one solid piece of sugi (cryptomeria) wood.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 52 1/2" long x 9" high
item #1490543
$1,500.00
Japanese Antique Fu-dog Carving for Temple
Japanese Antique Fu-dog Carving for Temple
Japanese antique fu-dog carving for temple. Also called a shishi, the mythical creature is shown here with blossoming peonies. The shishi and peony together is called Karajishi in which the ferocious beast is tempered by the beautiful queen of flowers, Yin and Yang. Carved from one solid piece of sugi (cryptomeria) wood.

Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 52 1/2" long x 9" high
item #1490542
$1,500.00
Japanese Bronze Seal Lion Figure Showa Era
Japanese Bronze Seal Lion Figure Showa Era
A Japanese mid century bronze seal lion figure with original patina. Outstretched head as it sits in a natural pose enjoying the warmth of the sun.

Age: Showa Period (1950-1960)

Dimensions: 15 1/2" Long by 15" High by 8 1/2" Wide
item #1490311
$2,600.00
Antique Japanese Tansu Chest Ryo Biraki Kimono Tansu Meiji
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
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
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