The Collection >> Painted Tibetan Furniture >> L1907 Tibetan trunk
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.
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