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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. 

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    Painted Tibetan Chosham Shrine Cabinet - Early 19thC

    M639

    £4,950

    An early 19th century shrine cabinet from the Kham region in Eastern Tibet. This particular Tibetan cabinet is unusual for its doors to allow the gods to be hidden away. These cabinets (chosham in Tibetan) were more often used in wealthy private homes rather than temples however it should be noted that some examples have been found in Lama's quarters.

    A statue would take pride of place in the centre panel with masks being hung in the top six alcoves. Often these masks were Dharmapala, the protectors of the faith which were used in ritual Cham dances.

    Lotus flowers can be seen on each arch. The lotus is one of the most important motifs of Tibetan Buddhism with themes of rebirth. 

    This Tibetan shrine is in excellent condition for its considerable age as can be seen by the wood on the back of the cabinet. It is likely that it would have been recessed into a wall in a home and used for the reading of daily prayers, worship, and burning of butter lamps. 

    Note: See page 106, Tibetan Furniture: Identifying · Appreciating · Collecting by Chris Buckley, for more details on how these were used.

     

    A similar example can be found in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. We have never encountered a piece like this in 40 years of dealing in Tibetan antique furniture. 

     

    From Tibet


    148 x 42 x 128 (wxdxh cms)

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £80
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    An early 19th century shrine cabinet from the Kham region in Eastern Tibet. This particular Tibetan cabinet is unusual for its doors to allow the gods to be hidden away. These cabinets (chosham in Tibetan) were more often used in wealthy private homes rather than temples however it should be noted that some examples have been found in Lama's quarters.

    A statue would take pride of place in the centre panel with masks being hung in the top six alcoves. Often these masks were Dharmapala, the protectors of the faith which were used in ritual Cham dances.

    Lotus flowers can be seen on each arch. The lotus is one of the most important motifs of Tibetan Buddhism with themes of rebirth. 

    This Tibetan shrine is in excellent condition for its considerable age as can be seen by the wood on the back of the cabinet. It is likely that it would have been recessed into a wall in a home and used for the reading of daily prayers, worship, and burning of butter lamps. 

    Note: See page 106, Tibetan Furniture: Identifying · Appreciating · Collecting by Chris Buckley, for more details on how these were used.

     

    A similar example can be found in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. We have never encountered a piece like this in 40 years of dealing in Tibetan antique furniture. 

     

    From Tibet


    148 x 42 x 128 (wxdxh cms)

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £80
    More delivery options available at checkout


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    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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