Vintage Tibetan Chest with Snow Lion Motifs

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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Type: Furniture