Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
Antique Tibetan cabinet with 2 large compartments. The entire front of the cabinet is decorated in kyungbur technique (designs and pictures painted in raised lines of a gesso and resin mixture) on a deep red ground. Two large compartments are covered by 8 large panels decorated with phoenixes in medallions of scrolling vines and flowers. The middle four panels open to the compartments. The bottom of the chest has 3 additional stationary panels decorated similarly with flowers. The top was once covered in red paint and is now beautifully distressed. All is covered in a deep, rich patina.

19th Century

Dimensions: 43" high x 53" wide x 19 1/4" deep.
item #1386408