COLLECTOR’S CHOICE: A TIBETAN DRAGON CHEST – TAASA Review June 2008
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This article was originally found in the June 2008 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 17, Issue 2, Page 12).
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Todd Sandeman M y wife and I were already avid enthusiasts of traditional Chinese furniture when our attraction to the stunning colours and artistry of antique Tibetan painted furniture began.
Then, over time, we also learned to appreciate the deep spirituality and significance of the Tibetan pieces, together with the sheer skill and passion of Tibetan master-craftsmen. Tibetan trunk (gam) with double dragon motif, Western Tibet, early 18th century.
Painted cotton on wood, mineral paints, gold, gesso, 127 x 60 x 47 cm...