Low Tibetan Painted Table
Tibet, circa 1950
This little, low table is in pine wood and was made in Tibet around the middle of the 20th century. The shape and design are fairly unremarkable, but the table is beautifully painted on the top surface with flowers, set in a frame that includes longevity symbols. The paintings are all old - the lacquer worn away in some parts of the table top but still in good condition. Tibetan furniture like this - even dating from fairly recently - is becoming more and more prized so this was a nice find. Beautiful as an unusual little coffee table.