This vintage Tibetan chest dates from the 1940s. It recently received very light restoration in an artisan workshop in Beijing.
This joyous and unique piece contains a wealth of original detail, including several original hand-painted panels, embossed and painted leatherwork, and crafted metal brackets surrounding each edge. Paintwork panels detail a pair of Snow Lions, a traditional Tibetan symbol of power, strength fearlessness, and joy. According to ancient mythology, these Snow Lion couples are a male and female lion bringing strong feng shui protection.
This special trunk makes a powerful and lively statement piece with bags of internal storage. Ideal as a coffee or side table and equally at home by the end of a bed.
Dimensions: 90(w) x 58(d) x 61(h) cm
Materials: Pine with brass fittings
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