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    Painted Floral Choksar Prayer Table from Tibet - 19th Century

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    Painted Floral Choksar Prayer Table from Tibet - 19th Century

    SKU:M938

    £1,450

    This antique Tibetan painted choksar dates from the 19th century.  This particular prayer table is decorated with central flaming jewels on a lotus, delicate floral paintwork spreads out from the center. Each end is also decorated, one with a floral design and the other with a 'Fish-otter'. The Fish-otter is a mythical creature, part of a trio of hybrid animals that make up 'the three victorious creatures of harmony' in Tibetan mythology. These creatures are the merger of natural predator & prey animals. On the other side, a scratched out image - either a phoenix or perhaps a Garuda. 

    The back panel conceals a secret compartment to reveal an internal storage space.  
     
    Choksars (as with antique Tibetan furniture in general) are becoming increasingly rare. Choksars were used as prayer tables by monks for reading scrolls and books. A yak butter lamp would be burnt regularly which is why so much Tibetan furniture is covered in a sticky residue. Our expert team has sensitively restored this piece, cleaning the residue whilst retaining its age and patina.


    From Tibet

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £15
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    Dimensions: W73 x D32 x H34.5 cm


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    This antique Tibetan painted choksar dates from the 19th century.  This particular prayer table is decorated with central flaming jewels on a lotus, delicate floral paintwork spreads out from the center. Each end is also decorated, one with a floral design and the other with a 'Fish-otter'. The Fish-otter is a mythical creature, part of a trio of hybrid animals that make up 'the three victorious creatures of harmony' in Tibetan mythology. These creatures are the merger of natural predator & prey animals. On the other side, a scratched out image - either a phoenix or perhaps a Garuda. 

    The back panel conceals a secret compartment to reveal an internal storage space.  
     
    Choksars (as with antique Tibetan furniture in general) are becoming increasingly rare. Choksars were used as prayer tables by monks for reading scrolls and books. A yak butter lamp would be burnt regularly which is why so much Tibetan furniture is covered in a sticky residue. Our expert team has sensitively restored this piece, cleaning the residue whilst retaining its age and patina.


    From Tibet

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £15
    More delivery options available at checkout


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    DISPATCH

    • - Non-furniture Delivery: 2-5 working days

    • - Furniture Delivery: Within 1 - 2 weeks

      (We'll call you to arrange a specific delivery date)

    • Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £100 | Use code "DELIVERY" at checkout

    RETURNS

    • - Hassle Free Returns

    • - Return your order within 28 days for a full refund (excluding delivery charges)

    • - Items must be returned in a resalable condition

    • - Collections can be arranged on request

    • Product Specific delivery charges visible above "Add to Basket" button and in Checkout (scroll up)

    • Additional charges may apply for deliveries to highlands, islands, out of area deliveries and collections. 

    • International Delivery: Please contact us for quotes on individual pieces

    Trade & Wholesale

    Our origins are in wholesale, so from movies to restaurants, retailers to architects, we have a long history of supplying our trade clients with unusual and unique oriental furniture & decorative art. 

    Whether purchasing for resale or buying on behalf of a client, we offer trade discount pricing to:


  • Retail Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Film & Photo Studios
  • Architects
  • Event Producers

  • For all trade and wholesale enquiries please email us with your contact and business name, company registration number & VAT number (if applicable) to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Prop Hire

    Looking for that one off iconic piece for an event or requiring props for a filming or a photography shoot? You will have seen our oriental antique furniture & decorative art in the James Bond films, The Golden Compass and many others.


    For all prop hire enquiries please send emails to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

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