Tibetan Twelve Drawer Dragon Cabinet

c. 1850
$9,800 USD
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Dimensions
W: 41.25" D: 21.0" H: 46.5"
Materials
Wood
Paint
Lacquer
Available
One of a kind
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
TEMP0054
Estimated Shipping
$745

The number twelve figures prominently in Tibetan astrology, making this simple chest’s dozen drawers the perfect canvas for a Tibetan artisan to note the year of the dragon. Tibetan astrology recognizes a 12-year cycle, characterized by 12 animals, including the dragons that wind their way on this expressively painted cabinet. Persons born under the dragon sign are ambitious, dignified, dominant, and often successful in life. Camouflaged by lush flowers and vines, each writhing dragon clutches in its claws a lotus flower, a symbol of purity and perfection, and a peach, a symbol of immortality. We love the dynamic play between the cabinet’s richly grained wood frame and the intricately painted drawer fronts.

Additional Dimensions:
Drawers: 17.5"W x 16.5"D x 5"H

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