Free Delivery Over £100 | Questions? Give us a call 01672 564722

0

Your Cart is Empty

Furniture
  • Home & Decorative Accessories
  • About Us
  • Early Tibetan Choksar Prayer Table - 17th Century

    Early Tibetan Choksar Prayer Table - 17th Century

    Roll over image to zoom in

    Roll over image to zoom in

    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

    Early Tibetan Choksar Prayer Table - 17th Century

    SKU:M887

    £2,650

    An excellent example of an antique Tibetan painted choksar dating from the 17th century and one of the oldest we have encountered. This particular Choksar is decorated with beautiful floral carvings with a central lotus flower. The early dating of this piece can be attributed to similar pieces found in 'Wooden Wonders: Tibetan Furniture in Secular and Religious Life' by Kamansky where multiple examples were carbon dated with attributions between 15th - 17th century (specifically fig 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15). 

     

    The front of this table is carved with elaborate foliage with a central red lotus. Layers of red and yellow pigment allude to a more colourful past. This style of a choksar is a rare but well known form. The cabriole legs of these table gave these tables the name kyisu, meaning 'dog legged'.

    Early choksars are some of the rarest of Tibetan furniture. 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.


    References: 

    Similar examples can be found in:

    'Tibetan Furniture: Identifying, Appreciating, Collecting' by Chris Buckley fig.22 

    Auspicious by Design by C. Corona, plate 94.

    Wooden Wonders: Tibetan Furniture in Secular and Religious Life by Kamansky (plate 102).

    For further information on Tibetan symbolism, see Tibetan Buddhist Symbols by R Beer.

     

    From Tibet

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

    Dimensions: W73 x D32 x H34.5 cm


    []
    £2,650
    1
    1

    Free UK Delivery on orders over £100 

    Use code 'Delivery' at checkout

    In Stock - In Our Wiltshire Showroom


    An excellent example of an antique Tibetan painted choksar dating from the 17th century and one of the oldest we have encountered. This particular Choksar is decorated with beautiful floral carvings with a central lotus flower. The early dating of this piece can be attributed to similar pieces found in 'Wooden Wonders: Tibetan Furniture in Secular and Religious Life' by Kamansky where multiple examples were carbon dated with attributions between 15th - 17th century (specifically fig 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15). 

     

    The front of this table is carved with elaborate foliage with a central red lotus. Layers of red and yellow pigment allude to a more colourful past. This style of a choksar is a rare but well known form. The cabriole legs of these table gave these tables the name kyisu, meaning 'dog legged'.

    Early choksars are some of the rarest of Tibetan furniture. 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.


    References: 

    Similar examples can be found in:

    'Tibetan Furniture: Identifying, Appreciating, Collecting' by Chris Buckley fig.22 

    Auspicious by Design by C. Corona, plate 94.

    Wooden Wonders: Tibetan Furniture in Secular and Religious Life by Kamansky (plate 102).

    For further information on Tibetan symbolism, see Tibetan Buddhist Symbols by R Beer.

     

    From Tibet

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


    Shipping & Warranty

    • Guaranteed authenticity on all antique pieces (where dated)

    • Every item is in stock in the UK

    • We'll contact you to arrange a suitable delivery date

    • Hassle free returns

    • Free Click & Collect available on all pieces


    DISPATCH

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

    • - Furniture Delivery: Within 1 - 2 weeks

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

    DELIVERY

    • - Small items: £7.50

    • - Medium Sized items: £15

    • - Fragile Medium items: £20

    • - Small Furniture items: £40

    • - Furniture & Large Items: £80

    RETURNS

    • - Hassle Free Returns

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

    • - If you are not happy with your order, send it back with our delivery drivers. 

    • - 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 at enquiries@indigo-uk.com, Livechat or calling +44 1672 564722

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

    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

    • GUARANTEED AUTHENTICITY ON ALL ANTIQUE PIECES

    • 100% SAFE AND SECURE CHECKOUT WITH SHOPIFY

    • FREE NO QUIBBLE RETURNS

    Notify me when this or a similar product is available. 

    People Also Viewed

    <-----------Klaviyo Add to Cart Code ---------> <-------End Klaviyo --------->