Late 19th century antique Tibetan furniture, called Chösum in Tibetan, can be translated as a yak butter lamp stand, hand painted in Tibetan Buddhist symbols, with an iconic theme of finding enlightenment via understanding the 4 noble truths and discarding illusion. (See more information about Chösum at the bottom of the page) This style evolved over the centuries, with the widening to two doors happening at the end of the 19th century. The general theme is one of overcoming delusions and acquiring the abundance that life has to offer, not in the world's sense but in a spiritual sense, although the material comes along with this. The kyungbur is excellent and the doors boldly calls the practitioner to meditate with flaming Cintamani and Chakravartin's Precious Jewel at the top of the stack. The drawers are above the doors with 17th century Chinese coins as the backing for the pulls, featuring rock cliffs and transient clouds as a contrast in ideas and perceptions. The sides are completely done in kyungbur, here a strong message of discarding illusion is portrayed with the much stylized Shou or caterpillar symbol surrounded by durva grass and topped with the Mahamudra Mists. Please see iconography in main listing
for more details. The Chösum stand is painted on both sides and the front, the top and back are not painted. This Chösum stand comes with background information, iconography and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by one of the monks.
Materials: Asian cedar & spruce
Dimensions: H 32" W=30" D=16" measurements are approximate, +/- 1/2 inch.
Age circa: 1900
To view larger images and read iconography see main listing
Item #C606: Price $1285.00, plus shipping & handling
West Coast $220~ Mtn. States $229~ Mid West $238~Atlantic coast $245
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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 01 December, 2013.