On offer for you is an exceptional piece of history! This is an Antique Burmese Buddha's Temple Shrine Display dating from the late 19th Century. Made from hand-carved wood, in a Mandalay style. The case shows ornate detailing with patterns made from glass beads, mirrored mosaics and floral textured glass.
The outer coating has been glazed in 24K gold lacquered gilding and rustic red paint. One side of the glass casing opens and closes on brass hinges- originally this would have held a religious Buddha statue. There is a coin slot hole to the top roof of the display where people would have dropped coins and tokens into the shrine with their prayers and wishes for luck! For today's purpose, this piece would make a wonderful statement piece for your home.
It is museum quality in it's own right, or it could be used as a display to showcase something special to you. Additionally it would work well at a display cabinet, curio holder, vitrine or display case for your personal treasures. Side door opens and closes well. There is a hole to attach chain/padlock for security.
Some glass jewel beads missing. There is a small 4cm crack to the front pane of glass, visible up close to the item.
The paint and gilding shows age appropriate wear and patina- it has a lovely aged look which is all part of the charm! This listing is for the Burmese display box only.
Photo props not included- these are just to inspire you! Please use photos as part of the item description.
This is an antique piece and will be subject to imperfections due to age. There may be tarnishing and small marks/discolourations from both use and manufacturing faults as it was hand made. Any major flaws found will be listed for you. More photos available upon request.Dimensions are approximate from the widest points. Please follow us to find more unusual treasures, photos and latest updates on Instagram. The item "Antique 19th Century Burmese Temple Shrine Box Vitrine Glass Display Cabinet" is in sale since Friday, May 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Cabinets". The seller is "moniquebrown8" and is located in Swan View, WA.
This item can be shipped worldwide.