A late Qing Dynasty Tibetan box which is one of the most important furniture in Tibetan Buddhist families. It was used to store scripture books and sundries of ceremony in ancient times, on which painted with dragon, phoenix, unicorn, lion, tiger and other legendary animals surrounding a Tibet vase – one of the eight treasures. Also a golden line of Falun was painted on the lifting lid. Though the box in simple style but means profound. The corners were damaged due to age marks, the box shows the traditional Tibetan box look.
Local Alpine Hardwood species
Mid to Late 1800's