Gilt Painted Tibetan Dragon & Shou Chest - 18thC

Gilt Painted Tibetan Dragon & Shou Chest - 18thC

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    Gilt Painted Tibetan Dragon & Shou Chest - 18thC

    M445

    £5,900.00

    Tibetan antique furniture with original painting was always unusual to find but is incredibly difficult to come by. This very decorative dragon chest is one of the best we've found and part of a collection recently acquired by Indigo Antiques. 

    This piece is at at least 18th century and is an excellent example of the high quality Tibetan painting techniques. Painted on fabric laid atop wood and bound with iron, this Tibetan trunk features a writhing gilt dragon amongst leafy lotus sprays surrounded by stylised 'Shou' characters and wan symbols. The front is framed by corner spandrels of entwined scrolls and scrolling lotus sprays. 

    Unusually for Tibetan chests, the sides and top of this piece are painted. 

    Tibetan chests and trunks were used as storage in homes and monasteries. Boxes are normally made from cedar, pine or poplar. If they are painted it is usually just the front and 2 sides. They can either be painted directly on the wood or on older pieces onto a fabric applied to the wood. The colours and designs used are very decorative.

     

    From Tibet

    119.5 x 41.5 x 58.5 (wxdxh cms)

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £80
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      (We'll call you to arrange a specific delivery date)

    • Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £50 | 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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