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    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

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    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

    Painted Tibetan Altar Cabinet - 19th Century

    M870

    £2,150

    This excellent example of an antique Tibetan painted altar cabinet dates to the 19th century and is from Central Tibet. Buddhist shrine cabinets like this are unusual to find now and would originally have been used for housing statues of deities. These altars were called chöshom and housed in the chapel of a private home. Every home had a chapel (chökhang) and most had an altar of some fashion. Originally this would almost certainly have been made with a matching cabinet (see Wooden Wonders mentioned below for further details).

     

    The top panel depicts two opposing Tibetan dragons guarding the cintamani (ten auspicious jewels). The niches would originally have housed statues of deities. The shelf would have been used for burning butter lamps. 

    Our expert team has sensitively restored this piece, cleaning the residue whilst retaining its age and patina. 


    Dimensions:

    105 x 39 x 101 (wxdxh cms)

     

    References:

    Similar examples can be found on page 79 of Auspicious by Design by C. Corona and page 190 of 'Tibetan Furniture: Identifying, Appreciating, Collecting' by Chris Buckley and 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 £40
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    Dimensions: W105 x D39 x H101 cm


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    This excellent example of an antique Tibetan painted altar cabinet dates to the 19th century and is from Central Tibet. Buddhist shrine cabinets like this are unusual to find now and would originally have been used for housing statues of deities. These altars were called chöshom and housed in the chapel of a private home. Every home had a chapel (chökhang) and most had an altar of some fashion. Originally this would almost certainly have been made with a matching cabinet (see Wooden Wonders mentioned below for further details).

     

    The top panel depicts two opposing Tibetan dragons guarding the cintamani (ten auspicious jewels). The niches would originally have housed statues of deities. The shelf would have been used for burning butter lamps. 

    Our expert team has sensitively restored this piece, cleaning the residue whilst retaining its age and patina. 


    Dimensions:

    105 x 39 x 101 (wxdxh cms)

     

    References:

    Similar examples can be found on page 79 of Auspicious by Design by C. Corona and page 190 of 'Tibetan Furniture: Identifying, Appreciating, Collecting' by Chris Buckley and 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 £40
    More delivery options available at checkout


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    • 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

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