Traditional Mongolian furniture is beautifully painted and usually functional. Mongolian sideboards were used for clothes & grain storage and cabinets used for ancestor worship. Heavily influenced by bordering provinces of Tibet, Gansu, Shanxi & Qinghai our Mongolian furniture originates from Inner Mongolia and whilst simple in construction, very finely & intricately painted with Buddhist and historic scenes giving a window into Mongolian life in the 19th century.
Our genuine antiques are restored by our artisan team and are always dated. Our pieces date from 250 to 50 years old. Beware of reproduction, repainted & high gloss fakes which have become commonplace and are worth only a fraction of the value despite being sold as antique.
We hold the largest collection of original antique Tibetan furniture in the UK, although sourcing original pieces is becoming increasingly difficult. Tibetan furniture is painted and usually religious; Altar Cabinets, Prayer Tables (Choksars) & Storage Chests are the most common pieces and would have been used in temples. Often bijou in size, Tibetan furniture is perfect for a smaller home whist making a big impact. Beware of reproduction and repainted pieces which are becoming increasingly common and worth only a fraction of the value despite being sold as antique.
Our eclectic range of antique traditional Mongolian furniture is a window into the life of the people of Inner Mongolia. Most Mongolian furniture is decorated with colourful painting showing various depictions of precious objects of value such as vases & instruments but also animals and landscape scenes.