Tibet, early 20th cent.
size: 70 x 73 x 30,5 cm.
This type of cabinet was used especially for the storage and reading of books.
the three frontpanels are painted with the Six Symbols of Longlife (tsering drug), the Allegory of Cooperation and Hva Shang, surrounded by children.
For the type see:
David Kamansky (ed.), Wooden Wonders, Tibetan Furniture in Secular and Religious Life, Chicago 2005, p. 284-287 (nr. 105-108)
Chris Buckley, Tibetan Furniture, London 2005, p.186-188 (nr. 165-167).