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    Painted Pegam Prayer Table From Tibet - Ca 1900

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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:


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  • Architects
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    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

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    Painted Pegam Prayer Table From Tibet - Ca 1900

    A01993

    £1,950

    This old Tibetan prayer table would have been used as a writing desk and is called a pegam in Tibet. It has a scalloped back & side panels. Pegams were used by monks for reading manuscripts and they are rare to find today. Painted using traditional techniques with stone and mineral pigments. 

    The central figure of Hvashang can be seen surrounded by children with mala beads around his neck. Hvashang was a Chinese monk and a patron of the arhats. He is depicted as a rotund and joyful man surrounded by fruit and a basket filled with jewels. It's been theorised that Hvashang could be Budai, a partially historical Chinese monk who is considered to be the 'Laughing Buddha' or 'Fat Buddha' Maitreya Buddha. Hvashang guides devotees in their search for enlightenment. 

    On the main body, a combination of The Eight Auspicious Symbols can be seen; The Wheel of Dharma, Parasol, Endless Knot, Two Golden Fish. These are symbols that infer good fortune. 


    Pegams (as with antique Tibetan furniture in general) are becoming increasingly rare. Our expert team has sensitively restored this piece, cleaning the residue whilst retaining its age and patina.

     

    Dimensions:

    71 x 30 x 89 (wxdxh cms)

     

    Further Reading:

    For similar examples see Auspicious by Design: A Collection of Antique Tibetan Painted Furniture by C Corona - Plate 47 and Wooden Wonders: Tibetan Furniture in Secular and Religious Life by Kamansky (plate 106).

    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: W71 x D30 x H89 cm


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    This old Tibetan prayer table would have been used as a writing desk and is called a pegam in Tibet. It has a scalloped back & side panels. Pegams were used by monks for reading manuscripts and they are rare to find today. Painted using traditional techniques with stone and mineral pigments. 

    The central figure of Hvashang can be seen surrounded by children with mala beads around his neck. Hvashang was a Chinese monk and a patron of the arhats. He is depicted as a rotund and joyful man surrounded by fruit and a basket filled with jewels. It's been theorised that Hvashang could be Budai, a partially historical Chinese monk who is considered to be the 'Laughing Buddha' or 'Fat Buddha' Maitreya Buddha. Hvashang guides devotees in their search for enlightenment. 

    On the main body, a combination of The Eight Auspicious Symbols can be seen; The Wheel of Dharma, Parasol, Endless Knot, Two Golden Fish. These are symbols that infer good fortune. 


    Pegams (as with antique Tibetan furniture in general) are becoming increasingly rare. Our expert team has sensitively restored this piece, cleaning the residue whilst retaining its age and patina.

     

    Dimensions:

    71 x 30 x 89 (wxdxh cms)

     

    Further Reading:

    For similar examples see Auspicious by Design: A Collection of Antique Tibetan Painted Furniture by C Corona - Plate 47 and Wooden Wonders: Tibetan Furniture in Secular and Religious Life by Kamansky (plate 106).

    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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    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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