Antique Asian Works of Art from Ancient East
Beautifully Painted Tibetan Window Frame and Panels

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920: item # 860622

Please refer to our stock # ARCH142 when inquiring.

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Ancient East
PO Box 560566
Orlando, FL 32856-0566

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Beautifully Painted Tibetan Window Frame and Panels

DESCRIPTION: From a Florida estate comes this colorful and skillfully painted Tibetan window frame with four panel-shutters and old iron clasp hardware. The shutters are deftly painted with lively hunting scenes of tigers, deer and hunters in the field. The frame surrounding the panels is painted in a border of floral sprays. The window frame itself is probably several hundred years old, while the shutters seem to be later replacements, probably 20th century.

TIBETAN ARCHITECTURE: Housing styles in Tibet vary according to regional conditions. The most common style is the white stone house. Built like military fortifications, they are usually two-story buildings made of stone and wood. The outdoor walls of Tibetan houses are generally painted white, but the color can vary with different localities and religious belief. Colorful windows, front doors and gates adorned the houses of those who could afford them. Vertical wooden “bars” would be inset into the wood window frames so that the shutters could be opened for breeze and light. In one photo of the back of our piece, you can see where these bars have been removed.

DIMENSIONS: 48” high (122 cm) x 25 ½” wide (63 ½ cm). The two horizontal lintels protrude about 4 additional inches on each side of the frame (10 cm).

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