Tibetan antique monastic altar used by a high lama in his teaching quarters with a general theme looking toward the Future Buddha, Maitreya and producing great leaders to help achieve that right end. The stack of Cintamani has kusha grass instead of flames, except for the top jewel, which is Chakravartin's 8-faceted Precious jewel and it has gold flames. This Tibetan antique furniture has a very complex set of Buddhist symbolisms with the Champaka flower along with Chrysanthemums on the drawer fronts and Ashoka flowers in various places. The Tibetan furniture painted like this, on all 4 sides would be positioned so a person could walk around it, always clockwise. The two vertical panels on the front left are doors; there is a shelf in the interior. There are two drawers on the right end, behind the two horizontal panels on the right front. (They pull from the end.) The panel wood is Asian cedar solids, while the frame is elm. The trim, doors and panels are done in the kyungbur technique that is a trademark of the Regong or Sange style. The the brass coins on the drawer fronts are the only metal hardware on this piece, the coins are circa 1700s. The hinges of the doors are wood- pegs in the doors that fit into a hole in the underside of the top & slide into a groove on the base. The door-pull is the vertical kyungbur trim in the center of the two doors. Painted on front, back, & both ends. The gold is 24kt, used extensively on the frame and in the paintings as well. Comes with a Certificate Of Authenticity, iconography, map of the area and other supporting documents.
This is our last altar of this type.
Age: 1840-1870 Dimensions (overall): H=21.75" W=36.75" D=15.75"
(inside of doors) H=16" W=16" D=12"
(drawer) H=6.5" D=17" W=11.5" (all measurements + or - .25")
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Price $1695.00, plus shipping & handling: West Coast $185, Mtn. States $195, Mid West $205, Atlantic coast $225 Outside of continental USA contact us for a quote. PLEASE SELECT APPROPRIATE SHIPPING ZONE BELOW.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 22 January, 2012.