Excellent art work on this antique piece of Tibetan Buddhist furniture; unfortunately the paint and kyungbur is damaged on the lower portion and rather heavily on the right side where the cloth underlayment is visible. Most Tibetan furniture has a cloth foundation, that is covered with clay, sanded and then painted; usually, when this underlayment is absent it is most likely a fake. There are many antique factories in Asia that make "antiques" many times using old furniture that was not originally painted and then paint it and distress the finish to look old. The front has two prayer horses in full regalia, most happy to take your prayers into the Pure Lands. The sides feature an ornate alms bowl used as an offering bowl with fruit, yogurt, a lute and a gold framed mirror. The two front doors open using the center divide and are above two drawers with Chinese coins used a escutcheons for the leather pulls (the coins are circa 1700). The top, which is not painted, is attached with wooden dowels which are exposed on the top, also note that there are some join splits. The selling price reflects the damage to the paint and kyungbur. Comes with COA, iconography and other supporting background documents.
Age: circa 1800
Materials: Juniper, and oil pine
Dimensions H= 22.62 " W= 24 " D= 14.62 "
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C016-06 Price $785.00 PLUS SHIPPING ~ EAST COAST $264.00 ~ MIDWEST $245 ~ MTN STATES $219.00 ~ WEST COAST $192.00; other destinations, contact David@baronet4tibet.com for a quote
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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 09 August, 2015.