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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 Dragon Storage Chest - 18th Century

    SKU:M896

    £6,450

    This beautiful 18th century Tibetan chest is a rare chance to purchase a published piece of Tibetan furniture. This exact chest is featured in 'Tibetan Furniture: Identifying, Appreciating, Collecting' by Chris Buckley, fig.128. 

    This beautiful chest features an enigmatic Cheshire Cat-like Tibetan dragon with a grinning face on a red painted and gilt interlocking Y textile pattern background. This ancient pattern was likely inspired by Central Asian body armour. 


    The dragon (druk in Tibetan) is a symbol of power and authority and was associated with the water element rather than fire as in the West. The dragon is an ancient symbol recognisable examples can be found as early as the Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 211). He has a particularly cheeky face forming almost a smile.

     

    Chests and trunks were used as storage in homes and monasteries. This trunk is made from cedar and pine. It's less common for them to be painted, however this one is painted a faded green on the sides. The front is painted on a layer of leather as is seen on older Tibetan pieces. This piece is supplied with a bespoke black stand.


    Dimensions:

    127 x 46 x 63 (wxdxh cms) 

    Height including stand 84cm


    References: 

    Published in 'Tibetan Furniture: Identifying, Appreciating, Collecting' by Chris Buckley, Figure 128, pages 132 & 133.

     

    From Tibet

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £40
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    Dimensions: W127 x D46 x H84 cm


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    This beautiful 18th century Tibetan chest is a rare chance to purchase a published piece of Tibetan furniture. This exact chest is featured in 'Tibetan Furniture: Identifying, Appreciating, Collecting' by Chris Buckley, fig.128. 

    This beautiful chest features an enigmatic Cheshire Cat-like Tibetan dragon with a grinning face on a red painted and gilt interlocking Y textile pattern background. This ancient pattern was likely inspired by Central Asian body armour. 


    The dragon (druk in Tibetan) is a symbol of power and authority and was associated with the water element rather than fire as in the West. The dragon is an ancient symbol recognisable examples can be found as early as the Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 211). He has a particularly cheeky face forming almost a smile.

     

    Chests and trunks were used as storage in homes and monasteries. This trunk is made from cedar and pine. It's less common for them to be painted, however this one is painted a faded green on the sides. The front is painted on a layer of leather as is seen on older Tibetan pieces. This piece is supplied with a bespoke black stand.


    Dimensions:

    127 x 46 x 63 (wxdxh cms) 

    Height including stand 84cm


    References: 

    Published in 'Tibetan Furniture: Identifying, Appreciating, Collecting' by Chris Buckley, Figure 128, pages 132 & 133.

     

    From Tibet

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £40
    More delivery options available at checkout


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    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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