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We have a pair of ca. 1.25 X 11.5 X 61" hand carved teak

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We have a pair of ca. 1.25 X 11.5 X 61" hand carved teak doors from Tibet. 200 to 2000 yrs old?
No provenance.
value?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
My name is Nora.
At your convenience, please send more, larger size photos and details of these doors.
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Sincerely,
Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nora,Tried to send larger photos - your site said to large. Tried to add photos, but that did not work. Will try again. Obviously the doors are not Chinese fakes :}
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tried to add files again, but the "send" button does not seem to work. I could email large files to you directly if I had an email address. Maybe they are added now?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK had to send a message along with them I see :}
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Trying to send a high res. I can make #1,2 & 4 larger if you like.
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
May I know how these came about being attributed to being from Tibet?
~Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
A family friend had them on her wall. Gave them to us when see moved to a smaller home. She said they were given to her by a friend who said they had purchased them in Tibet during a trip to Tibet.Hard to see but it looked like the original owner had a dog (?) who scratched on the inside to get out.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Her parents ran an import/export for Japan for decades. She probably received these in the '60 or so.Story is 3rd hand, bur she collected Erte art & other fine art for decades.
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi~
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I do hope you find the information that you seek.
Sincerely,
Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If you think it is worth it we can lady who gave them to us for (perhaps) more detail on provenance.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Actually a tip to Northern India - by early 60's there was no more Tibet (?) So perhaps over the border to what was Tibet.