Two-door, three-drawer storage cabinet. The artist has deviated from the traditional style on the interior kyungbur between the doors and surrounding the drawers; instead of the customary multi-layered zig-zag he has used a single layer broad zig-zag made of lotus petals, which gives it a richer look. The hinges of the doors are wood-pegs in the doors that fit into a hole in the underside of the top & slide into a groove on the base. The doors open by pushing with a single finger on the outside edge of the door. Lotus designs are on the two front-doors, & the center panel shows the lotus in all three stages: bud, mid-blossom, & full blossom. These represent the past, present, & future respectively. Please see main listing
for iconographic details. The drawers have chrysanthemum blossoms. This cabinet is painted on the front, with kyungbur (raised gesso) on the front frame at the side & top rails. The kyungbur on the outside frame is the trademark Wutun zigzag, while the interior frame has a chain of golden lotus petals. The three bottom-drawers have leather-pulls that come through a metal backing attached to the drawer's front. The cabinet has been dewaxed & treated with a finishing oil on the inside & the unpainted outside surfaces because the wood was rather dry after being stored for over a century at the monastery. The flowers are painted on a cloth glued to the doors. The cabinet is an excellent example of Tibetan cabinetry as is the wonderfully stylized artwork. It was quite an honor to make cabinets for the labrang (Lamas residence), & only the best were asked; this cabinet maker was one of those so honored. Comes with a Certificate Of Authenticity.
Age: 1840-1860 Material: Predominately Asian Cedar Dimensions: H=39" W=41" D=17"
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B003-03 Price $2,650.00, discounted to $1960.00~ plus shipping & handling West Coast $475, Mtn. States $515, Mid West $545, Atlantic coast $585 Canadian destinations, contact us for a quote~ this piece ships OTR carrier to your driveway.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 17 December, 2010.