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Kachalinta: Old Tibetan Cabinets

Amongst Tibet furniture, cabinets are perhaps the most popular for the ease with which they can be adapted into a modern home. The most usual cabinets, those with the panels and doors opening in the front, were found both in the Tibetan monasteries as well as in the homes. With the cabinets, particularly, the artists of the day could give free reign to their aesthetic inspiration, without the iconographic constraints of religious art. Therefore, the cabinets offer a wide variety of decorations, from floral patterns, geometric designs and Buddhist auspicious symbols, to pictorial representations of popular stories. These are an example of some of the authentic, old Tibetan cabinets in stock.



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SC676
18th Century Cabinet
Central Tibet
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Decorated in a style known as "red and black"
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SC718
19th Century Cabinet
Central Tibet

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Floral medalion with Chinese auspicious symbol in center

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SC862
19th-20th Century Cabinet
Central Tibet
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Lotus flower with cloud design frame

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SC867
19th Century Cabinet
Central Tibet
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A striking palatte with a black border contrasting the orange
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SC872
19th Century Cabinet
Central Tibet


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Decorated with the continuous "wang-zi" design
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SC837
19th Century Cabinet
Central Tibet
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Jewel in an elaborate lotus design