Nicely painted piece of Tibetan furniture with plenty of Buddhist symbols. The top row of panels and doors have some curious rock cliffs; the panels with the Champaka blossoms coming out of the cliffs and the doors with subtle energy radiating from the cliffs as a metaphor for what can be accomplished by following the Scriptures. The rock cliffs appear to be in a simulacra of the stacked beginning or condensed initial syllables in Sanskrit OM HAM of the 10 syllable Kalachakra mantra and that would explain the subtle energy. The art work is good as is the raised out-lining (kyungbur). The Dharma Wheels on the lower doors have the yin-yang symbol as their hubs; the lotus blossoms on the doors next to them are in full bloom: looking inward to find that spiritual heart that is in full bloom. I have included some meditational aids in the iconography that comes with this cabinet. The hinges of the 4 doors are wood-pegs in the doors that fit into a hole in the underside of the top and slide into a groove on the horizontal frame. The door-pull is the vertical kyungbur-trim in the center of the two doors. The front trim is kyungbur (raised gesso) in a red and gold zigzag design. There are two drawers at the bottom with a circa 18th century Chinese coin as the backing for the drawer pull. The sides, back and top are a natural wood with the original oil and wax finish which has been cleaned and a danish finishing oil applied to help preserve the wood. The top is attached with wood pegs, the rest of the frame is mortise and tendon joinery. The wood is predominately Asian Cedar, with some pine, spruce and possibly elm thrown into the mix. Asian cedar, an aromatic wood, naturally repels insects and is the wood used to to send prayers to the Wind or prayer horse. We have cleaned and treated the interior and exterior wood, (top, back and all sides) as well as cleaning the painted surfaces, which we have treated with a clear non-yellowing preservative.
This cabinet comes with a brush-signed Certificate of Authenticity (mailed from Reunion Island): the following will be emailed in PDF; the iconography/meditational aid, map of the area with short history, and pictures of the area, people, their homes and essays about their lifestyle and economy.
Age: circa early-mid 1900s
Dimensions: H=33.25" W=40.62" D=14.62"
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Price $1375.00 plus shipping and handling West Coast $240, Mtn. States $260, Mid West $278, Atlantic coast $295 Other destinations contact us for a quote. PLEASE SELECT APPROPRIATE SHIPPING ZONE BELOW
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 04 February, 2015.