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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, detailed leatherwork and hand-crafted metal spurs surrounding each edge. Beautiful paintwork panels detail a pair of Buddhist dogs, a highly prized and spiritual animal in this tradition. Tibetan Buddhism holds that dogs are the last reincarnation before rebirth as a human. Pet dogs are greatly valued and pampered.
This special trunk makes a powerful and lively statement piece with bags of internal storage. Decorative artwork is seen on all sides of the trunk, with ornate gold-coloured scrolling detail surrounding each panel. This is ideal as a coffee or side table, a keep safe for treasured items, or 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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