L1907 Tibetan trunk

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A painted trunk

Price: 1,800.00

Ref: L1907

Trunks of this type, with a central medallion set against a red field , with gilt spandrells , are generally accepted to be 17th/ 18thC . This trunk is no exception.
The pine frame has been covered in loose woven cotton before being painted in thick lustrous mineral pigments.
The central medallion consists of a jewel filled offering tray (far left central ) and a gilt dragon and a flaming jewel set amidst foliage . The dragon is slightly obscured , but can be picked up by dropping down from the metal lock until you pick up a pair of eyes.
80 x 33 x 45 cm.
For similar examples see Wooden Wonders.