18th Century Tibetan Trunk
Material: Wood, Leather (Deer, and Tiger), and Steel (Forged, and Etched)
Size: 39(L) x 18(W) x 28(H)
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From the at least the late 17th century through to the 19th century a definite style of ornament can be observed on the trunks from this period, this can be called the “classic period” for these type of trunks because of the splendor of design found on some. They are invariably finished with ironwork, fitting them down the sides, across top and bottom, and with hinges behind and a latch in front. The corners of the trunk are etched steel typically with flower medallions joined together in a trellis pattern.
This is a very rare and exquisite trunk from the late 17th to late 18th century, made from wood, various leathers, and steel is in excellent condition for its age and is a true testament to the wonderful craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail of Tibetan people. With perfectly woven form, function, and beauty this trunk is made for both use and for appreciation in the household. Many trunks of this caliber are already in museums or various private collections and rarely come up on the open market, don’t miss this rare opportunity to add a valuable piece of both history and beauty to your collection.