Philip Colleck, Ltd Established 1938
Antique English Furniture

Tibetan Carved and Painted Wood Trunk of trapezoidal form with slightly sloping sides, the rectangular central reserve decorated in azurite mineral blue and gold leaf on a black ground with a paradise world ruled over by a King seated on an elaborate phoenix throne in a mythical landscape with 15 jewel bearing attendants, a pair of deer, birds, an elephant and a horse bearing jewels; there are mythical snow lions and a dragon to each of the four corner spandrels.  The top carved on all four sides with an overlapping flap in imitation of a leather trunk and decorated with zeeba masks in textured white and gold leaf at the top center and wrapping around the top corners, with applied decorative metal strapwork throughout. Original fine decoration and surface. Tibet, 18th Century
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Height: 29

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Tibetan Carved and Painted Wood Trunk of trapezoidal form with slightly sloping sides, the rectangular central reserve decorated in azurite mineral blue and gold leaf on a black ground with a paradise world ruled over by a King seated on an elaborate phoenix throne in a mythical landscape with 15 jewel bearing attendants, a pair of deer, birds, an elephant and a horse bearing jewels; there are mythical snow lions and a dragon to each of the four corner spandrels. The top carved on all four sides with an overlapping flap in imitation of a leather trunk and decorated with zeeba masks in textured white and gold leaf at the top center and wrapping around the top corners, with applied decorative metal strapwork throughout. Original fine decoration and surface. Tibet, 18th Century

Height: 29" Length: 60" at top and 62 1/4" at bottom

Depth: 21 1/2" at top and 23 1/2" at bottom